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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. We encourage beach users to 'swim and go'.

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

Important note

All supervised pools are closed until further notice in line with NSW Public Health Orders.

Although the swim season officially starts from 18 September 2021, our freshwater and supervised saltwater pools will not open for the 2021-2022 swim season until public health rules allow. 

We will update details on our Pools page when an opening date is confirmed.

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


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
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