We are delighted to announce that we are reopening our gates and welcoming back visitors from Friday the 16th of September 2022!

From July 1st 2022, The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority finalised a lease agreement to operate the iconic Cape Otway Lightstation. We have been working hard behind the scenes and after a winter closure we are excited to reopen the Cape Otway Lightstation Heritage Precinct once again to the general public.

Tickets will be available to purchase on arrival with no pre-booking required.

Spring Operating Hours : 

Friday- Tuesday 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm) 

Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

The Lightkeeper’s Cafe will be open and serving a selection of Tea & Coffee, sweet treats and of course, our famous Lightkeeper’s Homemade Scones with jam & cream! We will not be offering a lunch menu this season due staffing limitations.

Stay overnight in our beautifully renovated Heritage Accommodation in the centre of our Heritage Precinct. Bookings are available direct through our website.

Please check our website for further information on tickets, operating hours and to plan your visit!


The Lightstation, built in 1848 and situated on land currently managed by Parks Victoria as part of the Great Otway National Park, is Australia’s oldest working lighthouse and has long been a popular Great Ocean Road destination. 

The new lease agreement, which will see the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority run the precinct from 1 July, will secure local jobs and ensure the Lightstation continues to operate as a significant natural, cultural and visitor destination. 

Both organisations paid tribute to the hard work of past leaseholders Tourism Great Ocean Road, who held the lease since the 1990s and played a significant role in making the Lightstation a world-class tourist attraction.

With the new lease agreement now finalised, work continues on transferring the management of the Great Otway Lightstation Precinct from Parks Victoria to the Authority.

The precinct is one of 931 parcels of land to be transferred to the Authority over the next three years – a fundamental part of our role to protect and manage the Great Ocean Road coast and parks. Click here for full media release


We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cape this Spring!

The Team at Cape Otway Lightstation