Queenscliff’s Shortlands Bluff has been included in the Victorian Heritage Register. The Heritage Council of Victoria added the lighthouse to the Register at its meeting in February.
Shortland’s Bluff is historically significant for its association with maritime navigation since the 1840s.The construction of maritime navigational aids at Shortlands Bluff assisted in the safe passage of
vessels into Port Phillip Bay. This was critical for the establishment of Melbourne and the development of Victoria, particularly following the discovery of gold in 1850.
Shortlands Bluff is also historically significant for its association with defence from the 1860s until the end of World War II.
Shortlands Bluff joins around 2400 places and objects in the Victorian Heritage Register.
If a person wishes to undertake works or activities in relation to a registered place or registered object, they must apply to the Executive Director, Heritage Victoria for a permit.
More information about recent registrations can be found here.