Beach recreation

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.

Beach 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

* Seven Mile Beach, 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:

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The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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Ballina NSW 2478

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