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Escape Island Lighthouse


Shire of Dandaragan

Place Number

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Escape Island Jurien

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1930

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Sep 1996 Category 1

Category 1

A place of exceptional cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Dandaragan and the state of Western Australia, that is either in the Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register, or worthy of consideration for entry in the Register. A development application needs to be submitted to the Heritage Council for approval for any proposed development. Recommend: Retain and conserve the place. Full consultation with property owner(s) prior to making the recommendation.

Lighthouses Survey Completed 01 May 2000

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

The Escape Island Lighthouse has considerable historic and social significance for its essential role in safely guiding ships into Jurien Bay over the years.

Physical Description

The Escape Island Lighthouse consists of a solar powered unmanned light on top of a steel tower. Situated in the centre of Escape Island, the lighthouse provides a landmark and guide for sea transport.


Built in 1930 the Escape Island Lighthouse was originally established as a navigational aid for coastal and international fishing. It was originally powered by butane gas but converted to solar in 1986. Several times a year lighthouse ships called into Jurien Bay, anchoring in North Passage to service the light.

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5942 Conservation analysis of 13 lighthouse properties. C D Rom 2000
4580 The Australian Maritime Safety Authority : lighthouse conservation assessment : Escape Island : Jurien Bay : Western Australia. Heritage Study {Other} 2000

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use Transport\Communications Water: Lighthouse
Present Use Transport\Communications Water: Lighthouse

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall METAL Steel

Historic Themes

General Specific
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS River & sea transport

Creation Date

15 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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