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Cape Byron Lighthouse Friends

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Overview

Looking for volunteer work with a view? If you’ve got a minimum of 3 hours a week to spare, come and be part of a friendly team at Cape Byron. Lead guided tours of the museum and lighthouse and share the area’s fascinating maritime history with visitors.

Work
Tour guiding/visitor services
When

7 days a week, for a minimum of 3 hours, between 10am and 4pm.

Where
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Accessibility
Medium
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
Meeting point
Cape Byron Lighthouse.
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, drinking water, snacks
More information

Phone (02) 6620 9300 to talk to a NSW National Parks officer, or visit our Facebook page.

Volunteering at Cape Byron is packed with rewards. Join the friendly crew at this iconic lighthouse on Australia’s easternmost headland. Help local and international visitors appreciate Cape Byron and learn about its traditional owners, the Arakwal People of Byron Bay. Share the history of this fascinating part of NSW coastline as you guide people through the museum or up into the lighthouse. At the top, where the view is superb, point out passing ocean wildlife such as rays, sharks, dolphins, turtles or migrating whales. Whether you can spare 3 hours a week or 3 days a week, taking part in this volunteering activity will entitle you to regular reward days, including whale watching trips.  

So if you’re someone who’s enthusiatic about face-to-face contact with the public and interested in maritime and natural history, join Cape Byron Friends for a truly rewarding experience. First aid training and guiding information resources and uniform are all provided.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6620 9300.
  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles at the Cape Byron Lighthouse and Information Centre carpark.

    $4 per vehicle per hour at Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass carparks.

    There's coin-operated and credit card payment facilities.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Cape Byron lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer