Sydney ocean beaches




Saturday 1 October 2022

Issued at 7:15 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at Sydney's ocean beaches.

Hover over maps for council updates, the latest weekly star ratings and annual Beach Suitability Grades.



Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, rock fishing and surfing.

For information on beach closures please contact relevant authorities such as local councils.


Pollution is unlikely Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!
Pollution is possible Pollution is possible, take care.
Pollution is likely Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today.
Update Updated information available.

More information about this forecast


As a general precaution, swimming at Sydney's oceans beaches should be avoided for up to one day after heavy rainfall or for as long as stormwater is present. The most obvious signs of stormwater pollution are water discolouration as well as debris in the water and on the tide line.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely from late this morning. 

Winds – S 15 to 20 km/h tending SE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

Rainfall – 27mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 18oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.67 metres at 11:48

Low tide – 0.46 metres at 18:31



Report pollution 131 555
Twitter @BeachwatchNSW