Beach and Surf Safety

Male and Female Lifegaurd on the beach holding the red and yellow flags

Lifeguard Top Tips 

Council lifeguards want you and your family to enjoy our beautiful beaches.  Here you will find some very helpful information from our Lifeguards on beach safety, to ensure you enjoy your visit to the beach and stay safe.

See all of the Lifeguard Top Tips

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Sun Safe

Make sure when you visit the beach you are sun safe and take adequate precautions.  Always wear sunscreen SPF 30+ or higher, 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
  • Slop on 30+, broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Slap on a broad brimmed or legionnaires hat
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on wrap around sunglasses

More information on sun safety here.

South East Sydney Water Safety Directory

Sutherland Shire Council has partnered with over a dozen organisations across south east Sydney, including four Councils and several NSW Government bodies, to launch a new water safety resource aimed at preventing drowning deaths within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and newly-arrived communities. Read and download the directory here: South East Sydney Water Safety Directory

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