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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 are provided as a guide only and can change at any time due to emergencies, weather, maintenance or other events outside Council's control.

Beach patrol hours

Patrols at all beaches will stop until further notice from 5pm Tuesday 31 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

See our media release for more details.

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.

Beach28 Sept - 1 Nov 20192 Nov - 20 Dec 201921 Dec 2019 - 31 Jan 20201 Feb - 27 Mar 202028 Mar - 26 Apr 2020
Stanwell Park9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 5pm
Coalcliff10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Scarborough / Wombarra10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Coledale10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Austinmer9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 5pm
Thirroul10am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm
Sandon Point10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Bulli9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 5pm
Woonona10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Bellambi10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Corrimal 10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Towradgi10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Fairy Meadow10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
North Wollongong9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Wollongong City9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 5pm
Port Kembla9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm9am - 5pm
Windang10am - 5pm10am - 5pm9am - 6pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm

From 27 April 2020 until the following swim season, all beaches will be closed except North Wollongong, which will be patrolled from 9am - 4pm daily.

Pool hours

For location details see our Pools page.

All of our freshwater chlorinated pools and saltwater pools are closed until further notice due to public health concerns for Coronavirus.
Rock pools are still available, but people using them must follow government advice for social distancing. 
For more information, you can read our media release.

Freshwater chlorinated pools

Pool28 Sept - 1 Nov 20192 Nov 2019 - 27 Mar 202028 Mar - 24 Apr 202025 Apr - 25 Sept 2020
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
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

Saltwater pools

Pool28 Sept - 1 Nov 20192 Nov 2019 - 27 Mar 202028 Mar - 24 Apr 202025 Apr - 31 May 20201 Jun - 25 Sept 2020
Thirroul6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday
6am - 1pm 
Closed Fridays
Closed Anzac Day
Closed
Continental (Wollongong)6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm6am - 2pm
Closed Mondays
6am - 2pm
Closed Mondays
Port Kembla6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday
6am - 1pm 
Closed Wednesdays
Closed Anzac Day
Closed