Are you planning some time at the beach? You can the check conditions and current safety advice for your favourite beach on the Beachsafe website.

Beachsafe Website

Before you head to the beach, visit the Beachsafe website. You will be able to find a beach near you plus information about local conditions, lifesaving services and safety advice such as flags, signs, rips, and waves. The Beachsafe website is brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia.
  • Current report and conditions for the beach you would like to visit, hazards you might find and services available to assist in your beach choice to let you relax and safety enjoy your visit to the coast.
  • Understanding the ocean is extremely important - the more you know about how waves, wind and tides affect conditions in the water, the better able you are to keep yourself safe, or even rescue others, from danger.
  • Recognising danger signs and awareness of surf conditions is a means of prevention and an essential part of lifesaving.

Visit the Beachsafe website

Beach & Ocean Safety

Be prepared before you head to the beach and learn our useful tips to keep you, your family, your friends and your loved ones safe when you visit our beautiful coast!

How to stay safe at the beach

The beach is for everyone to enjoy. Knowing how to stay safe while at the beach will make sure that you and your family have the best day possible.

Learn about marine creatures

There are lots of amazing marine creatures that live in the ocean and on our beaches. What are the ones you should look out for when you visit the beach?

What is a lifesaver?

Each summer over 20,000 members of SLSNSW put on the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state. So who exactly are these heroes in red and yellow? Let's find out!

What is a rip?

Rip currents are one of the biggest dangers at the beach. Knowing what a rip is, how to spot one and how to avoid one is key to staying safe at the beach.

What is a wave?

Waves can be fun. You can dive under them, jump over them, watch them gently roll to shore or be awed by their power as they crash on the beach. So how are they formed?

Beachsafe

Before you visit the beach go to the Beach Safe website. Find a beach near you including local conditions, lifesaving services, safety advice and information about flags, signs, rips, and waves.

Ask a Lifesaver!

Are you working on an assignment, need a fact for a project you are trying to finish, or just out of curiosity would like your question answered by our lifesavers who are passionate about beach and ocean safety? Ask our Lifesavers!