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.
Find out more.
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.
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.
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.