Lifeguard Patrols

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Beaches

All beaches are patrolled during the summer surfing season from 18 September 2021 until 25 April 2022. Nobbys, Bar and Merewether Beach are patrolled all year round

For your own safety, please swim only when beaches are patrolled.

Beach Lifeguard Patrol Times

Newcastle Beach

  • 18 September 2021 to 25 April 2022 - 7am to 5.30pm

Stockton Beach

  • 18 September 2021 to 25 April 2022 - 9am to 5.30pm

Bar Beach, Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach

  • 18 September 2021 to 24 October 2021 - 9am to 5.30pm
  • 25 October 2021 to 13 March 2022 - 7am to 5.30pm
  • 14 March 2022 to 25 April 2022 - 9am to 5.30pm
  • 26 April 2022 to 25 September 2022 - 8am to 4.30pm

Dixon Park Beach

  • 18 September 2021 to 24 October 2021 - 9am to 5.30pm
  • 25 October 2021 to 13 March 2022 - 7am to 5.30pm
  • 14 March 2022 to 25 April 2022 - 9am to 5.30pm

Sunday Beach Service

Sunday beach service occurs at Stockton, Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar, Dixon Park and Merewether Beaches between 9am and 5.30pm from 18 September 2021 to 25 April 2022.

Surf Lifesaving Clubs

Beaches are patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays by Surf Lifesaving Clubs for 31 weeks from 18 September 2021 to 25 April 2022.

Ocean Baths

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

Ocean Baths Lifeguard Patrol Times

Merewether Ocean Baths

9am to 5.30pm - 18 September 2021 to 25 April 2022

Merewether Baths are cleaned every 2nd Monday and every Thursday during the season.

Newcastle Ocean Baths

9am to 5.30pm - 18 September 2021 until construction of Stage 1 of the Newcastle Ocean Bath upgrade commences

Newcastle Ocean Baths are cleaned every Wednesday.