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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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Library Online

Online Services

Our Customer Service Centre is temporarily closed however you can still use a range of our online services...

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Disaster Revocery

Bushfire Recovery Portal

Council have created the bushfire recovery portal to ensure that the recovery process is as simple and clear as possible...

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Bushfire Recovery

Help Shape The Future of Our Region

A draft strategy that will help shape the way Council manages the planning opportunities created by the community’s changing needs over the next 20 years is now out for public comment...

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Coronavirus – Coffs Locals Thanked for Cooperation

To help minimise the spread of Coronavirus, local playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor exercise equipment is being made off limits, and there are changes to Lifeguard Services....

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Business Support

Local Business Support Plan Announced

A support package to help alleviate the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on local businesses and the community was put forward by Coffs Harbour Mayor...

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Patrolled Beaches


Information on our patrolled beaches

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the measures announced by the Prime Minister to help minimise the spread of the virus Council's Lifeguards are now operating a surveillance-only service until the 26 April at the current patrolled beaches of Sawtell, Park Beach and Woolgoolga. NO FLAGS will be deployed at these beaches.

All Council events and public programs including Lifeguard Education Programs have been postponed or suspended until the situation is reviewed again on 14 April 2020.

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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.