Surf life saving services

Overview

Together with Cape Byron Headland Trust and the Australia Life Guard Service, we provide beach surf life saving services to specific beaches within Byron Shire Council.

Visit the beachsafe website to find all the information you need to keep informed and stay safe while visiting any of Australia's 11,726 beaches, or download Surf Life Saving’s Beachsafe App.

Surf safety tips

  • Always swim or surf at patrolled beaches.

  • Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming.

  • Never swim, surf or fish alone.

  • Read and obey the signs.

  • Be aware of rip currents (know how to spot one and how to escape from one).

  • Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Never run or dive in the water, even if you have checked before as water conditions can change.

  • If in doubt stay out.

  • Seek advice from the lifesavers and lifeguards. 

 

Patrolled beaches in Byron Shire

Professional Lifeguard Services

Beach No of Lifeguards Days per week Start Date Finish Date
South Golden Beach 2 7 16/12/2017

28/1/2018

Brunswick Heads Main Beach 2 5

25/9/2017
18/12/2017
16/4/2018

6/10/2017
25/1/2018
27/4/2018

First Sun Holiday Park 2 7

23/9/2017
16/12/2017
14/4/2018

8/10/2017
28/1/2018
29/4/2018

*Byron Bay Main Beach 2 5

23/9/2017
16/12/2017
29/1/2018

15/12/2017
28/1/2018
30/6/2018
The Pass 1 7

30/9/2017
16/12/2017
14/4/2018

2/10/2017
28/1/2018
29/4/2018
Wategos 1 7

30/9/2017
16/12/2017
14/4/2018

2/10/2017
28/1/2018
29/4/2018
Tallow Beach 1 7

30/9/2017
16/12/2017
14/4/2018

2/10/2017
28/1/2018
29/4/2018

Suffolk Park 2 7

16/12/2017

28/1/2018
Broken Head Beach 1 7

16/12/2017

28/1/2018

Byron Bay Main Beach

An additional roving patrol member will be provided during:

  • NSW Christmas and April School Holidays from 16/12/2017 to 28/1/2018 and from 14/4/2018 to 29/4/2018

  • QLD and NSW “Schoolies” season from 17/11/2017 through 8/12/2017

  • New Year's Eve from 6.00pm through to 2.00am  (An additional 2 Lifeguards)   

Surf Life Saving Volunteers will patrol Byron main beaches on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays during the 2017/2018 Season.

Brunswick Heads 

The Surf Life Saving Volunteers will patrol Brunswick Heads beaches on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays during the 2017/2018 Season.

Cape Byron Headland Trust

The Pass, Wategos, Broken Head and Tallow Beaches fall under the Management of the Cape Byron Headland Trust.