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Dog owners advised of changed walking hours on beaches as the flags come down

THE times dogs are allowed to visit orange zone beaches have changed to Wollongong City Council’s winter schedule. This means that dogs are allowed on orange zones before 9am and after 4pm during the winter season. While they are on these beaches, dogs must stay on a leash. Orange zone beaches include: Part of Stanwell … Continue reading

Dog owners advised of changes to hours their pets are allowed on northern beaches

DOG owners are advised of changes to the hours their pets are allowed on northern beaches during the winter months. Dogs are allowed on orange zones before 9am and after 4pm during winter. While they are on these beaches, dogs must stay on a leash. Orange zones on northern beaches include: Part of Stanwell Park … Continue reading

Wild weather closes northern beaches

THE majority of the patrolled northern beaches will be closed today until surf conditions ease. Wollongong City Council Lifeguards are monitoring conditions at individual beaches, considering tides and swell size. Most of beaches have experienced some coastal erosion as a result of large swells and high tides. North Wollongong Beach has been reduced from approximately … Continue reading

Swimmers warned of large surf conditions with weekend’s heatwave

WITH forecast heatwave conditions set to drive thousands of people to Illawarra’s beaches this weekend, surf lifesavers are warning people to exercise caution as large swells and strong winds are also expected. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures in the low to mid 30s for the northern Illawarra across the weekend. Although strong sea … Continue reading

Swimmers told to ‘butt-out’ on patrolled beaches under new regulations

A SMOKING ban will come into force on northern Illawarra’s patrolled beaches from tomorrow. Smoke-free areas between the red and yellow flags and within 50m of the flags will be in place on Wollongong’s patrolled beaches from tomorrow (Saturday February 1). Wollongong City Council voted to make these areas smoke-free in December last year, extending … Continue reading

Northern beaches to remain open longer with temperatures expected to soar

BEACHGOERS can avoid the midday heat, and still enjoy a dip tomorrow, with Wollongong City Council’s Lifeguards extending patrol hours on 12 of popular beaches. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures in the high 30s for the northern Illawarra tomorrow (Thursday January 23) with a chance of a thunderstorm in the evening and gusty … Continue reading

Hot weather will bring increased hours at four northern beaches

WITH the mercury expected to hit 32 degrees tomorrow, four northern beaches will have extended patrol hours to allow swimmers extra surf time. Hours at Stanwell Park, Austinmer, Thirroul and Bulli beaches will be increased on Friday, with flags up until 6pm, and until 7pm at North Wollongong beach. “Looking at the weather forecast, it’s … Continue reading

Beaches close for winter

AS the weather turns cooler, Wollongong City Council lifeguards have brought the red and yellow flags in for the last time until spring. Between September 2015 and April 2016, more than 1.3 million people took to the waves at beaches between Stanwell Park and Windang. With a summer that stretched into a record breaking March, … Continue reading

Beaches open for another swimming season

THE flags go up today (Saturday) on Wollongong’s 17 patrolled beaches, marking the start of the 2015-16 swimming season. The season will run until April 25 2016, with the peak time for beach goers falling between December 19 and January 25. Wollongong City Council’s eight public pools, including Helensburgh, Thirroul and Corrimal, also have reopened. … Continue reading

Beaches are open for business

THE red and yellow flags will go up on local beaches this weekend to signal the start of the 2014 summer swim season. From Saturday until the Anzac Day long weekend in 2015, Wollongong City Council lifeguards will begin daily patrols on 17 beaches Monday to Saturday, with volunteer surf lifesaver patrols on Sundays and … Continue reading

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