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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.

North Wollongong Beach is patrolled year-round; during winter, patrols are from 9am - 4pm daily.

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

BeachShoulder Season
24 Sept - 28 Oct 2022 and 25 Mar - 25 April 2023
High Season
29 Oct - 16 Dec 2022 and 28 Jan - 24 Mar 2023
Peak Season
17 Dec 2022 - 27 Jan 2023
Stanwell Park9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Coalcliff10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Scarborough10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 5pm
Coledale10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 6pm
Austinmer9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Thirroul9am - 5pm Mon - Sat
10am - 5pm Sun & public hols
9am - 6pm Mon - Sat
10am – 5pm Sun & public hols
9am - 6pm
Sandon Point10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 6pm
Bulli9am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Woonona10am - 5pm9am - 6pm9am - 6pm
Bellambi10am - 5pm10am - 5pm10am - 6pm
Corrimal10am - 5pm9am - 6pm Mon-Sat
10am - 5pm Sun & public hols
9am - 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

You must 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

Pool24 Sept - 28 Oct 202229 Oct 2022 - 24 Mar 202325 Mar - 24 Apr 2023from 25 Apr 2023
HelensburghClosed Sat 24 and Sun 25 Sept 2022, then open 6am - 6pm daily6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday 
Closed
Corrimal6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday 
Closed Anzac Day
6am - 6pm Monday to Friday
7am - 2pm weekends and public holidays
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 
Closed Anzac Day
6am - 6pm Monday to Friday
7am - 2pm weekends and public holidays

Note, people must leave the pool area 15 minutes before closing time.

Saltwater pools

Pool24 Sept - 28 Oct 202229 Oct 2022 - 24 Mar 202325 Mar - 24 Apr 2023from 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 1 June 2023
Continental (Wollongong)6am - 6pm6am - 7pm 
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm Thurs to Tues
6am - 2pm Wednesdays
Open Good Friday
Open Anzac Day

Open 6am - 2pm Tues - Sun
Closed Mondays for cleaning 
Port Kembla6am - 6pm6am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day
6am - 6pm
Closed Good Friday
Closed Anzac Day
Open 6am - 1pm Thurs to Tues
Closed Wednesdays for cleaning
Closes for winter 1
 June 2023

Note, people must leave the pool area 15 minutes before closing time.

Rock pools

Rock pools are open at all times, except when being cleaned or during works.

People must follow NSW Public Health rules while in and around rock pools.