Type of space: Art Gallery, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Performance venue, Photography Location, Theatre, Non Traditional (e.g. foyer, waiting room, bus shelter, letter-boxes)

    Named affectionately after harbour master William Watchorn, Blinking Billy Point once housed two spotlights on its embankment. From 1890 until the Second World War, these spotlights worked in conjunction with a series of batteries that formed Hobart’s Derwent Defence Network, in particular Alexandra Battery and after 1909 Fort Nelson. Tucked away below a navigational beacon, the remains of the spotlight encasements offer excellent views of the River Derwent.

    A well-maintained path from Long Beach leads to below these remains, placing them in perfect position for theatre and musical performances, film shoots, photography, promenade theatre, projection and light installations.  


    Case by case basis. Hourly rate listed is the Commercial rate. Community rates also available.

    City of Hobart Fees & Charges Booklet:

    Special Requirements

    License to serve alcohol may be required.

    Parking Notes

    2 carparks & on-street available

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftDrawingExhibitionsFilmFilm LocationInstallationMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsProject SpaceSculpture


    • Floor Dimensions 540.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Various
    • Max. Capacity 500
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Public transport