Patrols & Rosters
Sawtell Beach is patrolled by both the Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club and Coffs Harbour City Council’s Professional Lifeguards.
Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club patrol weekends and public holidays from the commencement of the September school holidays through to Anzac Day between the hours of 9am to 4pm. These hours are extended over the Christmas holiday period to 5pm.
Council lifeguards patrol Sawtell Beach Monday-Friday during the surfing season from 9am to 4pm. These hours are extended whilst Daylight Saving is in operation to 9am to 5pm
The closest patrolled beach during the winter months is Park Beach which is serviced by Council Lifeguards 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm.
Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club Patrol Roster 2017-18
Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club Patrol Teams 2017-18
A list of the patrol teams can be found here:
Sawtell Hotel Raffles Roster
The Club, in conjunction with Sawtell Hotel, conducts a meat raffle every Friday night commencing 6.15pm with the draw commencing at 7.30pm.
Patrols are rostered (each approximately once every 3 months) so that the workload is spread between members (juniors not included).
The current roster can be found via the following link:
Sawtell SLSC Patrol Operations Manual
The Sawtell SLSC Patrol Operations Manual can be accessed via the link below. It contains a lot of useful and important information for patrolling members that is specific to Sawtell Beach.
Guidelines for Safer Surf Clubs
This document provides a broad range of information on safety and risk management.