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Online DAs only from January 1

The NSW Government has mandated that all Development Applications lodged with us must be through the NSW Online Planning Portal from 1 January 2021 ...

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Swim Between The Flags

Stay safe at the beach this summer by swimming between the red and yellow flags at patrolled beaches...

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Bushfire 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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Community Engagement Results in Stunning New Pool Designs for Woolgoolga and Sawtell

Following extensive community engagement we are proud to unveil the detailed concept designs for the upgrade of Woolgoolga and Sawtell Swimming Pools...

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Jetty Carpark Upgrade

A Fresh Green Look for the North Wall Car Park

North Wall public car park is being relocated, reconfigured and upgraded to reclaim recreation space for the community, provide more car parks and improve accessibility...

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Flood Study

Local Knowledge Needed for Flood Study

The experience and knowledge of local flooding events in the Northern Beaches is being sought from residents for a Flood Study of coastal catchments...

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Patrolled Beaches


Information on our patrolled beaches

COVID-19 Update

Normal beach patrols are in operation, with lifeguards taking necessary precautions in regards to social distancing and sanitation wherever possible.

Lifeguard Education Programs have now recommenced with the necessary risk assessments and control measures in place.

Lifeguards will be encouraging beachgoers at patrol locations to be COVID Safe and to adhere to NSW Government restrictions and will be working with authorities to implement the COVID Safe Summer Plan.

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.