Lifeguard Patrols

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Beaches

All beaches are patrolled during the summer surfing season from 29 September 2018 until 28 April 2019. 

Nobbys, Bar Beach and Merewether Beach are patrolled all year round.

For your own safety, please swim only at patrolled beaches.

Lifeguard Patrol Times

Newcastle Beach 

7.00 am to 5.30 pm                     29 September 2018 to 28 April 2019                                        

Stockton Beach 

9.00 am to 5.30 pm                     29 September 2017 to 28 April 2018  

Bar Beach, Nobbys Beach & Merewether Beach

9.00 am to 5.30 pm     29 September 2018 to 28 October 2018
7.00 am to 5.30 pm     29 October 2018 to 17 March 2019
9.00 am to 5.30 pm     18 March 2019 to 28 April 2019
8.00 am to 4.30 pm     29 April 2019 to 27 September 2019

Dixon Park Beach

9.00 am to 5.30 pm     29 September 2018 to 28 October 2018
7.00 am to 5.30 pm     29 October 2018 to 17 March 2019
9.00 am to 5.30 pm     18 March 2019 to 28 April 201

Sunday Beach Service

City Of Newcastle has 1 roving lifeguard who services all beaches on Sundays;
9.00 am to 5.30 pm     29 September 2018 to 28 April 2019
 
Beaches are patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays by Surf Lifesaving Clubs for 30 Weeks from 29 September 2018 to 28 April 2019.

Ocean Baths

Merewether and Newcastle Ocean Baths are open all year round, subject to maintenance and cleaning.

Lifeguard Patrol Times

Merewether Ocean Baths

9.00 am to 5.30 pm     29 September 2018 to 28 April 2019
Merewether Baths is cleaned every 2nd Monday and every Thursday during the season.

Newcastle Ocean Baths

9.00 am to 5.30 pm     29 September 2018 to 28 April 2019
8.00 am to 4.30 pm     29 April 2019 to 27 September 2019
Newcastle Ocean Baths is cleaned every Wednesday.