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Meeting

Extraordinary Meeting

An extaordinary meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2020...

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Water

Registration of Interest - Water

Council is calling for interested parties to register their interest in obtaining raw water or recycled water for agricultural/irrigation purposes...

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Disaster Revocery

Disaster Recovery

Council is hosting a bushfire recovery meeting on Tuesday, 28 January at 5:30pm in Nana Glen Community Hall...

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Latest News

Sod Turned

$10 Million to Kick-Start Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park

The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction of the Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park today after the Coalition Government delivered $10 million for the project...

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Australia Day Nominees 2020

Australia Day 2020

The winners of this year's Australia Day Awards will be revealed on Sunday, 26 Jan at the Botanic Garden at 9am. Meet the Nominees…

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Turtle warning

Nesting Turtles Plea for Care

Plea to public to avoid disturbing turtle nests and rare birds on local beaches by keeping dogs and vehicles away...

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Patrolled Beaches

Lifeguards

The Coffs Harbour coastline stretches over more than 60 kilometres featuring a total of 32 beaches from Bonville in the south to Red Rock in the north. Many of our beaches are ideal for surfing while others are more protected or patrolled and better suited for swimming, snorkelling or diving.

With the growing popularity of other sports, such as personal water craft (Jet Skis) and Kite Surfing, users should check local and state legislation to ensure that they may use the area intended.  Users of these types of craft should also be mindful of other beach users regarding impact of noise, danger from craft themselves and in particular, their own safety.

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 will be trialling 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 this location has experienced as a result of infrastructure improvements at the northern end of the Jetty Foreshores. You can find out more about this project here, including how to book the two Hippocampe beach wheelchairs.

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.