Ballina Shire Beach Patrols

Beach Safety - increased patrols at our beaches

Going to the beach is a popular pastime for all ages. Council has been monitoring the popularity of our beaches and aims to improve the safety of all beach goers.

This swimming season there will be an extra lifeguard at Sharpes Beach who will also provide roving patrols at Flat Rock.

 

Patrols for 2019/2020 Swimming Season

Beach

Patrols
Start

Patrols
Finish
Details
Seven Mile Beach
Lennox Head
28/09/2019 26/04/2020

9am – 5pm*
Professional Lifeguards
Mon-Fri (5 days)
Volunteers on weekends
and public holidays

Flat Rock
East Ballina
(roving guard)

28/09/2019
21/12/2019
10/04/2020

13/10/2019
27/01/2020
26/04/2020

9am – 5pm
Professional Lifeguards
7 days a week

Sharpes Beach
Skennars Head


21/12/2019
10/04/2020


27/01/2020
26/04/2020

9am – 5pm
Professional Lifeguards
7 days a week

Shelly Beach
East Ballina


21/12/2019
10/04/2020


27/01/2020
26/04/2020

9am – 5pm
Professional Lifeguards
7 days a week

Lighthouse Beach
Ballina

21/12/2019
10/04/2019

27/01/2020
26/04/2020

9am – 5pm
Professional Lifeguards
Mon-Fri (5 days)
Volunteers on weekends
and public holidays

*Lennox Head is 9am - 6pm during the NSW Summer school holiday period

Volunteer lifesavers + professional lifeguards

Surf lifesavers are trained volunteers who patrol our beaches on weekends and public holidays during the warmer months.

In Ballina Shire volunteer lifesavers are members of the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Lifesaving Club or the Lennox Head Alstonville Surf Lifesaving Club

In comparison professional lifeguards are employed by the NSW Australia Lifeguard Service and provide safety services to Ballina Shire Council during the week.

 

Become a nipper

Surf lifesavers don’t just patrol the beach, your local surf club plays a much bigger role in the local community.

Looking to joining Surf Life Saving in NSW? There is a role for everyone at your local surf club – whether you like competing, patrolling, education and of course becoming a Nipper.

Head online to register:
Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Surf Lifesaving Club ballinasurfclub.com
Lennox Head Alstonville Surf Lifesaving Club lennoxsurfclub.com

 

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