Port Stephens Lifeguards Extend Patrol Hours

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are counting down the days until they extend patrolling hours on the scenic beaches of Port Stephens.

With the New South Wales School Holidays officially getting underway from today, thousands of people are expected to flock to coastal towns all around the state to celebrate the festive season.

Patrols will continue at One Mile Beach, Fingal Beach and Birubi Point with lifeguards extending their hours to now finish at 6pm throughout the summer holiday period.

ALS NSW Manager Brent Manieri said lifeguards are looking forward to ensuring they keep locals and visitors alike safe over the holiday period.

“This year we will be continuing to emphasise preventative actions on the part of our lifeguards to ensure that potentially dangerous situations are dealt with before they escalate. This could include such actions as encouraging swimmers to swim between the flags and identifying hazards that could impact on beachgoers safety,” Mr Manieri said.

He also praised Port Stephens Council for their commitment to the safety of all beach goers in the area.

“Our focus, like Council, is ensuring the safety of all beach goers in the area, and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Council and delivering a high level of service to both locals and visitors to Port Stephens.

Lifeguards from the ALS will be on patrol at the following Port Stephens beaches throughout the summer period 9am-6pm;

Fingal (Monday – Friday)
One Mile
Birubi Point (Monday – Friday)

For a full list of patrolled beaches and times please visit the BeachSafe Website

Thu 17 Dec 2015