Newcastle Beach is a dynamic coastal stretch between Newcastle Ocean Baths and the Bogey Hole.

It is a known favourite for local bathers and board riders, as well as a top tourist attraction for visitors to the Hunter.

It’s iconic rock shelves, Shark Alley, a marine environment used by fisherman, bathers and surfers alike. Main beach is characterised by the Red and Yellow Flags signifying the SAFEST area for swimming. South Newcastle Beach is known for its “Southy” break, a popular wave with the local board riders.

Newcastle SLSC currently has approximately 100 active volunteer patrolling members carrying out lifesaving duties on a rostered basis from September to April.  It is these members that continue to ensure that no lives are lost between the Red and Yellow Flags Australia wide.

For readers who are interested in patrols, come down to the beach on a Sunday and check out what we do.

New members are always welcome at Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club.

Check out Beachsafe here.


Click this link for Excel version


Sat 29thABMon 1stCDSat 3rdMNSat 1stBC
Sun 30th11Sat 6thEFSun 4th66Sun 2nd44
   Sun 7th22Sat 10thOPSat 8thHE
   Sat 13thGHSun 11th11Sun 9th55
   Sun 14th33Sat 17thQRSat 15thFG
   Sat 20thIJSun 18th22Sun 16th66
   Sun 21st44Sat 24thSASat 22ndDI
   Sat 27thKLSun 25th33Sun 23rd11
   Sun 28th55   Tues 25thVolVol
         Wed 26thPK
         Sat 29thNM
         Sun 30th33
Tues 1stLESat 2ndMNSat 2ndGJSat 6thLG
Sat 5thOQSun 3rd11Sun 3rd55Sun 7th44
Sun 6th22Sat 9thJPSat 9thDESat 13thHI
Sat 12thSRSun 10th22Sun 10th66Sun 14th55
Sun 13th44Sat 16thQRSat 16thKLFri 19thJK
Sat 19thAISun 17th33Sun 17th11Sat 20thFM
Sun 20th55Sat 23rdBHSat 23rdBCSun 21st66
Sat 26thCDSun 24th44Sun 24th22Mon 22ndNO
Sun 27th66   Sat 30thSAThurs 25thPQ
Mon 28thOF   Sun 31st33Sat 27thRS
         Sun 28th11
 Saturday patrols  Sunday patrols   Public Holidays
Patrol FPatrol GPatrol HPatrol IPatrol J
Matthew GuihotScott GrahamLindsay GuyJed NealGavin Skeffington
Shane AbellNick GordonLachlan GuyLachlan NealDave Tape
Noah AbelJohn GordonGavin DobsonJem BoulterNick Stuckings
Matt CarrollChelsea JohnsJoel ParkerAlan MetcalfMichael Dunkley
    Anna Wells
Patrol KPatrol LPatrol MPatrol NPatrol O
Craig MacClureHugh ReedmanLee HowesJoe ClaytonGavin Johns
Matt MacClureCallum ReedmanTim StevensMartin EllisJacob Johns
Megan MacClureMatt SwansonMark VirtueMirriam EllisClaudia Yates
Mark WyburnRuby HackettTim WrightAndrew NisbettJemma Kerr
Emily Miles Benjamin Pons Emily Davies
    Emily Morgan
Patrol PPatrol QPatrol RPatrol S 
Tim HowesScott CookLachlan ConsidineIan Wood 
John NesbittTony PenfoldPaul NelsonKyle Wood 
Edie BockingGrace PenfoldSteven MartinLiam Wood 
Audrey BellStephan TornierAnthony HopleyShane Whereat 
Jessica Peters