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You can find information on current changes to our programs, services and facilities, necessitated by precautions introduced in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic here...

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Patrolled Beaches


Information on our patrolled beaches

COVID-19 Update

From Monday 18 May 2020 flags will be reinstated. Normal beach patrols will recommence at Park Beach ONLY 7 days between 9am -4pm.

All Council events and public programs including Lifeguard Education Programs have been postponed or suspended until advised.

Find out more.

Information on our patrolled beaches

Information on beaches patrolled in the Coffs Harbour LGA,  including patrol times can be found here.

Inclusive Beach Access at Jetty Beach Project

Coffs Harbour City Council trialled a lifeguard patrol at the Jetty Beach during the 2019/20 peak summer period as part of an inclusive beach access service and in response to increased visitation at this location.

The trial also includes the provision of a beach access mat and provision of two Hippocampe beach wheelchairs. Though the beach patrol trial is now over you can still book the two Hippocampe beach wheelchairs and use the beach access mat at Jetty beach until the end of April 2020.

Education programs

The Lifeguard Service runs regular education programs for schools, community groups and clubs. You can find out more about the programs that we offer and make a booking by calling 0428 285 073.

Connect Online

Visit the Lifeguard Team's Facebook page for the latest updates on beach conditions as well as tips on keeping safe around the water.

Lifeguard Service Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024

At it's meeting of 12 December 2019 Council resolved to adopt the Lifeguard Service Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024. 

The Plan maps out the future direction of Council’s Lifeguard Services to meet the challenges of changes in population, technology and beach lifestyle. You can read the plan here.