Find a beach near you including local conditions and lifesaving services. There’s also safety advice and information about flags, signs, rips, waves and more.

The Beachsafe website is brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia. 

The website brings to you current information 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 enjoy your activities during your stay.

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.

Continued research by our member groups, partners and volunteers enables Surf Life Saving Australia to provide the most up to date safety related information about our aquatic and coastal environment.

Information is offered in a number of languages, not just English Read More 

Rip Currents

Rips are strong currents of water flowing away from shore through the surf zone. There are about 17,000 rips at Australian beaches on any given day. 

Learn how to stay safe and the facts about rip currents. Read More

Beachsafe App

Taking a road trip down south? On holiday? Or just looking for the right beach for you? Find your nearest beaches in seconds.

Access the latest information about every Australian beach on the go. Offering unrivalled coverage of the Australian coastline, the Beachsafe app provides detailed information from patrol status, facilities and hazards to weather, swell and tide.

SLSA recommends swimming at patrolled beaches, between the red and yellow flags.

Download the app