Beach Lifeguards

Shire beaches are patrolled by council (blue and white uniform) lifeguards.  Surf Lifesaving Volunteer Lifeguards (red and yellow uniform) work with council lifeguards during the summer season providing assistance on weekends and public holidays.

Beach patrol 

November to March (summer season)

Cronulla, North Cronulla, Elouera and Wanda are patrolled 7 days per week from 8am to 5.30pm.

October and April 

Cronulla, North Cronulla, Elouera and Wanda are patrolled 7 days per week from 8am to 4.30pm.

May - September (winter season)

Cronulla Beach is patrolled Monday to Sunday 7:30am - 3:30pm.

School education activities 

North Cronulla is patrolled by council lifeguards for school education activities from May to September, Monday to Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm.

Emergencies and special events

Council lifeguards will periodically maintain, monitor and respond to identified emergencies at all beach areas and during special events Monday to Sunday between 7.00am to 4pm.

Surf patrol

Working together to keep the community safe - council Lifeguard (left) and Volunteer Surf Lifesaver (right)

Surf education

Please observe the following water safety information which may save your life.

  • NO FLAGS NO SWIM! Always swim between the red and yellow flags. The flags indicate a supervised swimming area, so never swim outside the flags.
  • DO NOT SWIM directly after a meal or if under the influence of alcohol.
  • DO NOT SWIM when the beach is closed or unpatrolled. If there are no red and yellow flags this means the beach is closed or unpatrolled.
  • DO NOT PANIC if you get caught in a current or undertow - raise one arm up in the air to signal for lifeguard assistance, stay calm and float until help arrives.
  • DO NOT STRUGGLE if you get a cramp - raise your arm for help and float or keep the affected parts of your body still.
  • DO NOT STRUGGLE against a rip or current - swim diagonally across it.
  • ALWAYS supervise your child in or around any body of water.
  • IF UNSURE of surf conditions ask the lifeguards or lifesaver for advice.

Sun safety tips

Make sure when you visit the beach you are sun safe and take adequate precautions.  Always wear sunscreen (maximum protection factor), a hat and a shirt. It is also wise to avoid long periods of direct exposure to the sun during the hottest hours of the day. 

Cancer Council NSW tips:. 

  • Slip on clothing that covers your arms and legs
  • Slap on a broad brimmed or legionnaires hat
  • Slop on 30+, broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on wrap around sunglasses

Council has worked in with the Cancer Council to promote the Sun Sound. You are likey to hear this unique tune when enjoying our beaches and leisure centres. More information on the Sun Sound here.

Surf lifesaving clubs

Cronulla's beaches are proudly supported by 4 Surf Lifesaving Clubs that run a range of community based activities including nippers, surf patrols, sporting events, training and accreditation activities.

Information relating to each club's programs, function hire and memberships should be directed to the club in question.

9523 5300
North Cronulla
9523 5846
9523 7295
9523 4343

Surf Patrol Information - visit Beachsafe


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More information

Policies and documents

Plan of Management - Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club Plan of Management - Elouera Surf Lifesaving Club Plan of Management - North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club


Enquiries can be directed to Lifeguard Towers Cronulla and North Cronulla on 9544 5399 (Cronulla) / 9544 5377 (North Cronulla) or

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