For information on beach closures please contact relevant authorities such as local councils.
Sydney Water has advised of a sewage overflow in Russell Lea on 14 May 2021 which may affect Five Dock Bay. As a precaution, swimming should be avoided at Five Dock Bay near Russell Park due to the possibility of pollution. Contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90 for details.
Sydney Water advised a sewage overflow occurred on 20 April 2021 which affected the storm water drain in the middle of the beach. Contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90 for details. Recent Beachwatch testing indicates this overflow is no longer impacting water quality at Balmoral baths.