Surf life saving services

Overview

Together with Cape Byron Headland Trust and the Australian 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 19/12/2020

26/01/2021

Brunswick Heads Main Beach 2 5

28/09/2020

21/12/2020

9/10/2020

25/01/2021

First Sun Holiday Park 2 7

26/09/2020

19/12/2020 

11/10/2020

26/01/2021

Byron Bay Main Beach* 2 5

28/10/2021 

21/12/2020 

9/10/2020

 25/01/2021 

The Pass 1 7

26/09/2020 

19/12/2020 

11/10/2020

26/01/2021 

Wategos 1 7

26/09/2020 

19/12/2020  

11/10/2020

26/01/2021

Tallow Beach 1 7

26/09/2020 

19/12/2020 

11/10/2020

26/01/2021 

Suffolk Park 2 7 19/12/2020  26/01/2021
Broken Head Beach 1 7 19/12/2020 26/01/2021

*Byron Bay Main Beach

An additional roving patrol member will be provided during:

  • NSW Christmas from 21/12/2020 to 27/01/2021

  • 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 2020/2021 season.

Brunswick Heads

The Surf Life Saving volunteers will patrol Brunswick Heads beaches on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays during the 2020/2021 season.

Cape Byron Headland Trust

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