Weather warning for Newcastle's coastline

02 Apr 2022

City of Newcastle has implemented safety precautions in preparation for severe weather forecast to impact the Newcastle coastline.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for gale force winds, and large and powerful surf conditions, which may pose a risk to Newcastle's coastline.

City of Newcastle is monitoring its coastal facilities and assets along the coastline, including areas in Stockton, which may be further impacted by coastal erosion. The remedial work at Stockton Beach, including the removal of debris washed onto the beach during two east coast low weather events in early March, has been interrupted by this new weather warning.

Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for swimming, surfing and rock fishing at all beaches and Merewether Ocean Baths during this period.

Beach accessways at Stockton will remain closed until this weather event passes and City of Newcastle is able to assess the condition of Stockton Beach to implement any further remedial work required to enable accessways to reopen. A current list of beach accessway closures at Stockton Beach can be viewed here.

City of Newcastle asks the community to follow safety warnings, to abide by all road closures and to drive safely in the forecast hazardous weather conditions.

To stay up-to-date on weather warnings, visit the Bureau of Meteorology and for information about any emergencies visit the State Emergency Service at or phone 13 25 00.