The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council contract community protection on our beaches to the Australian Lifeguard Service. Australian Lifeguard Service patrols start from the September-October school holidays and run through to ANZAC Day or the finish of the school holidays for Town Beach and Flynns Beach.
Lighthouse, Lake Cathie, Rainbow and North Haven Beaches provide services during the September/October, Christmas and April school holiday periods only. Some Port Macquarie - Hastings beaches are also patrolled by Volunteer Life Savers. For more information about our patrolled beaches, including patrol dates and times, please refer below.
Lifeguards and Surf Life Savers are only on duty when the Red and Yellow flags are in place. Swim between the red and yellow flags as this indicates the supervised swimming area.
For more information about about Beach safety please refer to https://beachsafe.org.au/
Lake Cathie Beach
Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills
North Haven Beach
An interactive map of the region and the location of the patrolled beaches is available below. If you have problems viewing the map on this page you can view the map in a new window.
This page was last updated on: 20 January 2020