Lifeguard Patrols

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Beaches

All beaches are patrolled during the summer surfing season from 23 September 2017 until 29 April 2018. 

Nobbys Beach, 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 

7am to 5.30pm                     23 September 2017 to 29 April 2018                                        

Stockton Beach 

9am to 5.30pm                     23 September 2017 to 29 April 2018  

Bar Beach, Nobbys Beach & Merewether Beach

8am to 4.30pm                     26 April 2017 to 22 September 2017
9am to 5.30pm                   
  23 September 2017 to 29 October 2017
7am to 5.30pm                     30 October 2017 to 18 March 2018
9am to 5.30pm                     19 March 2018 to 29 April 2018

8am to 4.30pm                     30 April 2018 to 28 September 2018

Dixon Park Beach

9am to 5.30pm                     23 September 2017 to 29 October 2017
7am to 5.30pm                     30 October 2017 to 18 March 2018
9am to 5.30pm                     19 March 2018 to 29 April 2018

Beaches are patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays by Surf Lifesaving Clubs for 31 Weeks from 23 September 2017 to 29 April 2018.

Ocean Baths

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

Lifeguard Patrol Times

Merewether Ocean Baths

9am to 5.30pm                23 September 2017 to 29 April 2018

Newcastle Ocean Baths

8am to 4.30pm                26 April 2017 to 22 September 2017
9am to 5.30pm                23 September 2017 to 29 April 2018
8am to 4.30pm                30 April 2018 to 28 September 2018