Parks Victoria is a statutory authority, created by the Parks Victoria Act 1998 and reporting to the Minister.
Our estate covers more than 4 million hectares, or about 18 per cent, of Victoria. We manage the largest and most diverse collection of heritage places on public land in Victoria, with around 2,900 heritage assets and many places of National and State significance.
Our primary responsibility is to ensure parks are healthy and resilient for current and future generations. We manage parks in the context of their surrounding landscape and in partnership with Traditional Owners.
In 1890 the remote lighthouse keepers settlement at Point Hicks was completed comprising the lighthouse and housing for three lighthouse keepers and their families.
The light is still intact. The Fresnel lens and clockwork mechanism sent the light beam 26 nautical miles out to sea. Constructed to British Admiralty standards it is an excellent example of nautical engineering.
Point Hicks Lightstation (2003)
The Point Hicks Lightstation holds a modest collection of catalogued items. They include fixtures and objects ranging in date from 1889, when the lighthouse was constructed, to the post-war years of the twentieth century; with most of the items relating to its heroic nineteenth century operations and the early period of management under the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service, which commenced in 1915.