Illawarra beaches weekly star ratings

Find out the star rating for your beach this week and how we decide how many stars to give.

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Rating

Enterococci category
(colony forming units per 100ml)

Description

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<41

Good

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41–200

Fair

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201–500

Poor

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>500

Bad


In the Illawarra region, 21 swimming sites are monitored by Sydney Water, Wollongong City and Kiama Municipal councils.

Sydney Water Corporation monitor 18 of the swimming sites, from Austinmer to Werri beach. Samples are collected at Austinmer Beach, Thirroul Beach and Surf Beach Kiama every sixth day from October to April, and all other swimming sites are sampled every sixth day throughout the year.

Wollongong City and Kiama Municipal councils monitor Stanwell Park, Coledale and Seven Mile beaches every sixth day from October to April.

Sample day is 13 April 2019

Rainfall in the 24 hrs prior to sampling (to 9:00 am):  0 mm (Bellambi)

Swimming site Site type Rating Stars
Austinmer Beach
Ocean beach 4 ****
Thirroul Beach
Ocean beach 4 ****

Bulli Beach

Ocean beach 4 ****

Woonona Beach

Ocean beach 4 ****

Bellambi Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Corrimal Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

North Wollongong Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Coniston Beach

Ocean beach

3

***

Wollongong City Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Fishermans Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Port Kembla Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Warilla Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Shellharbour Beach

Ocean beach

4

****

Boyds Jones Beach
Ocean beach 4 ****
Bombo Beach
Ocean beach 4 ****
Surf Beach Kiama
Ocean beach 4 ****
Werri Beach
Ocean beach 4 ****
Entrance Lagoon Beach
Lagoon/Lake 4 ****
Seven Mile Beach
Ocean beach 4 ****
Stanwell Park Beach Ocean beach 4 ****
Coledale Beach Ocean beach 4 ****