Lifeguard Patrols

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Beaches

All beaches are patrolled during the summer surfing season from 26 September 2020 until 18 April 2021. 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 

  • 26 September 2020 to 18 April 2021 - 7am to 5.30pm

Stockton Beach 

  • 26 September 2020 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5.30pm

Bar Beach, Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach

  • 26 September 2020 to 25 October 2020 - 9am to 5.30pm
  • 26 October 2020 to 14 March 2021 - 7am to 5.30pm
  • 15 March 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5.30pm 
  • 19 April 2021 to 17 September 2021 - 9am to 5.30pm 

Dixon Park Beach

  • 26 September 2020 to 25 October 2020 - 9am to 5.30pm
  • 26 October 2020 to 14 March 2021 - 7am to 5.30pm
  • 15 March 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 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 26 September 2020 to 18 April 2021.

Surf Lifesaving Clubs

Beaches are patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays by Surf Lifesaving Clubs for 29 weeks from 26 September 2020 to 18 April 2021.

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

26 September 2020 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5.30pm      
Merewether Baths are cleaned every 2nd Monday and every Thursday during the season.

Newcastle Ocean Baths

26 September 2020 to 18 April 2020 - 9am to 5.30pm
19 April 2021 to 17 September 2021 - 8am to 4.30pm

Newcastle Ocean Baths are cleaned every Wednesday.