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Wollongong City Council

Swim Season Hours

Current patrol or opening hours are shown on our Beaches and Pools pages.

Hours change at different periods during the swim season as shown below.

Please note that hours shown are a guide only and can change at any time due to emergencies, weather, maintenance or other events outside Council's control.

Beach patrol hours

Beach visitors must follow all current NSW Public Health rules.

Beaches are listed in order from north to south. For locations and safety information, see our Beaches page.

Even during advertised patrol hours, you should not enter the water if there are no red and yellow flags.

BeachShoulder Season
18 Sept - 29 Oct 2021 and 26 Mar - 24 April 2022
High Season
30 Oct - 17 Dec 2021 and 29 Jan - 25 Mar 2022
Peak Season
18 Dec 2021 - 28 Jan 2022
Stanwell Park9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Coalcliff10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Scarborough10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Coledale10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 6pm
Austinmer9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Thirroul9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Sandon Point10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 6pm
Bulli9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Woonona10am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Bellambi10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 6pm
Corrimal10am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Towradgi10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Fairy Meadow10am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
North Wollongong8am - 5pm8am - 6pm8am - 6pm
City Beach9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Port Kembla9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Windang10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 6pm

Pool hours

From Wednesday 15 December 2021, pool bookings are no longer needed.

Pools are open to all swimmers, regardless of your vaccination status. Please check-in where QR codes are provided. People aged over 12 years must wear a face mask at all indoor areas.

You must continue to follow any public health rules that apply at the time of your swim. Please note, rules may change at short notice.

If you feel unwell, stay home and get tested.

For location details see our Pools page.

Freshwater chlorinated pools

Pool18 Sept - 29 Oct 202130 Oct 2021 - 25 Mar 202226 Mar - 24 Apr 2022from 25 Apr 2022
Helensburgh6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday 
Closed
Corrimal6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday 
6am - 6pm Monday to Friday
7am - 2pm weekends
Closed Anzac Day
Berkeley6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday 
Closed
Western Suburbs6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday
Closed
Dapto6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday 
6am - 6pm Monday to Friday
7am - 2pm weekends
Closed Anzac Day

Saltwater pools

Pool18 Sept - 29 Oct 202130 Oct 2021 - 25 Mar 202226 Mar - 24 Apr 2022from 25 Apr 2022
Thirroul6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday
Open 6am - 1pm Sat to Thurs
Closed Anzac Day
Closed Fridays for cleaning
Closes for winter 31 May 2022
Continental (Wollongong)6am - 6pm6am - 7pm Thurs to Tues
6am - 1.45pm Wed
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pmOpen Anzac Day
Closed Tues 26 Apr 2022 for cleaning; then

Open 6am - 2pm 
Closed Mondays for cleaning 
Port Kembla6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday
Open 6am - 1pm Thurs to Tues
Closed Anzac Day
Closed Wednesdays for cleaning
Closes for winter 31 May 2022

Rock pools are open, but people must follow NSW Public Health advice while in and around rock pools.