One Mile Lifeguard Facility

Keep COVID Safe this summer

Lifeguard Patrol

Beach season — September to April

Professional lifeguards patrol all beaches from 9am to 5pm in spring and autumn and 9am to 6pm in summer. They operate on weekdays at Birubi and Fingal beaches and 7 days per week at One Mile.

Volunteer lifesavers operate on weekends at Birubi and Fingal Beach from 9am to 5pm for the entire season.

One Mile Beach patrol datesDays of serviceTimes
26 September to 19 December 202079am to 5pm
20 December 2020 to 26 January 202179am to 6pm
27 January to 25 April 202179am to 5pm
26 April to 30 June 202179am to 4pm
Off season — June to September

Lifeguard services operate at One Mile Beach only from 9am to 4pm, 7 days a week. All beach users should follow the COVID-19 public health order and maintain physical distancing.

There are no lifeguard services at Birubi Beach and Fingal Beach during this time. All water activities are undertaken at the person's own risk and in accordance with the public health order and physical distancing rules.

About One Mile Beach

One Mile is a small township located next to the Tomaree National Park, between Boat Harbour and Nelson Bay. You can access One Mile Beach from Hannah Parade, Boat Harbour. There is ample parking and shady picnic areas at the reserve and the beach is a only a minute's walk over the sand dunes. There is an informal access track to the beach and a new lifeguard facility, which is home to the professional lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers.


  • Kiosk
  • BBQ and picnic areas
  • Public amenities
  • Showers
  • Car park
  • Private cafe
  • Lifeguard facility

Beach water safety

  • The safest place to swim at the beach is between the red and yellow flags.
  • Mark a reference point on the shore to avoid drifting.
  • Always read the surf conditions board.
  • If you think conditions are too rough for you, don't go in.
  • Always swim with a friend, never alone.
  • Swim parallel to, and not away from, the shore when you swim long distances.
  • Swim in well-lit areas so you can be seen if you get into trouble.
  • For your safety, leave the water immediately when requested by a lifeguard.


OrganisationPhoneEmail or Website

Port Stephens Lifeguard Supervisor

0418 498 581

Emergency after hours — police, ambulance, fire brigade


Port Stephens Council Customer Service and after hours

02 4988 0255

One Mile Lifeguard Facility — ALS Professional Lifeguards

02 4982 1330