Lifeguard Patrols

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Beaches

All beaches are patrolled during the summer surfing season from 28 September 2019 to 26 April 2020.  Nobbys, Bar Beach and Merewether Beach are patrolled all year round.

For your own safety, please swim only when beaches are patrolled.

Beach Lifeguard Patrol Times

Newcastle Beach 

  • 7am to 5.30pm - 28 September 2019 to 26 April 2020

Stockton Beach 

  • 9am to 5.30pm - 28 September 2019 to 26 April 2020  

Bar Beach, Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach

  • 8am to 4.30pm - 29 April 2019 to 27 September 2019
  • 9am to 5.30pm - 28 September 2019 to 29 October 2019
  • 7am to 5.30pm - 30 October 2019 to 15 March 2020
  • 9am to 5.30pm - 16 March 2020 to 26 April 2020

Dixon Park Beach

  • 9am to 5.30pm - 28 September 2019 to 29 October 2019
  • 7am to 5.30pm - 30 October 2019 to 15 March 2020
  • 9am to 5.30pm - 16 March 2020 to 26 April 2020

Sunday Beach Service

The City of Newcastle has one roving lifeguard who services all beaches on Sundays - 9am to 5.30pm - 28 September 2019 to 26 April 2020.
 
Beaches are patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays by Surf Lifesaving Clubs for 30 weeks from 28 September 2019 to 26 April 2020.

Ocean Baths

Merewether and Newcastle Ocean Baths are open all year round, subject to  maintenance and cleaning.

Ocean Baths Lifeguard Patrol Times

Merewether Ocean Baths

9am to 5.30pm - 28 September 2019 to 26 April 2020      
Merewether Baths is cleaned every 2nd Monday and every Thursday during the season.

Newcastle Ocean Baths

8am to 4.30pm - 29 April 2019 to 27 September 2019
9am to 5.30pm - 28 September 2019 to 26 April 2020
Newcastle Ocean Baths is cleaned every Wednesday.