Our water quality monitoring shows that water quality is safe for swimming at most of NSW’s ocean beaches almost all of the time. However, after heavy rain, pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows can make water quality unsuitable. As a general precaution, we always advise that you avoid swimming during and at least one day after heavy rain at ocean beaches, and for up to three days at harbour or estuarine swimming areas to allow the pollution to dissipate.
If you feel unwell please seek medical advice from a doctor or hospital.Call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.
For information on infectious diseases and outbreaks in NSW, please see the NSW Health website.