Surf lifesaving patrols

Australian lifeguards

Kempsey Shire boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia.

Council provides a lifeguard service during peak periods.

2018/2019 beach patrols

NSW 2018/2019 spring & autumn school holiday period (official NSW Government school holiday period)
Beach Patrol times Days per week Number of lifeguards
Grassy Head 10am - 2pm 7 days 2
Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks 10am - 3pm 7 days 2
Main Beach, South West Rocks 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday* 1
Hat Head 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday* 2
Crescent Head 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday* 2

Note: * Number of days per week which are manned by lifeguards. Surf Life Saving Clubs provide volunteer surf lifesaving services on weekends and public holidays at South West Rocks Main Beach, Hat Head and Crescent Head beaches.

NSW 2018/2019 summer school holiday period (official NSW Government school holiday period)
Beach Patrol times Days per week Number of lifeguards
Grassy Head 9am - 5pm 7 days 2
Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks 9am - 5pm 7 days 2
Main Beach, South West Rocks 9am -5pm Monday to Friday* 1
Monday to Friday between Christmas and New Year 1 x extra lifeguard
Hat Head 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday* 2
Crescent Head 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday* 2

Note: * Number of days per week which are manned by lifeguards. Surf Life Saving Clubs provide volunteer surf lifesaving services on weekends and public holidays at South West Rocks Main Beach, Hat Head and Crescent Head beaches.

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