Managing our beaches during spring and summer

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Managing our beaches during spring and summer

Published 1 September 2021

We expect to see lots of people out enjoying the warm weather at our harbourside beaches and parks throughout spring and summer.

Your health is important and we need everyone’s assistance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by complying with NSW Government Public Health Orders and health regulations, and avoiding overcrowding.

Please remember to:

  • Stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you have symptoms. Visit NSW Health for more information
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m from anyone not from the same household
  • Wear a face mask whenever you leave home (except when exercising)
  • Avoid crowds. If a location looks crowded, please visit another location, or plan to visit at another time
  • Keep group gatherings other than with members of your household to no more than 2 people.
  • Remain within your Local Government Area, or if you need to cross into another LGA, stay within 5km of your home.

VMS sign

VMS signboards at prominent locations will notify residents and visitors when a location is nearing capacity or is full. Where safe capacity is likely to be exceeded, entry will be restricted to maintain safety. Please check our Facebook page and Instagram for updates.

Our staff will be working with local police, who are responsible for compliance with public health requirements. Please cooperate with their advice and instructions. They are trying to protect the health and safety of beach and park patrons and we ask that you respect the role they are playing.

Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at the following beaches and parks:



If these locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop public entry until people leave the location and more space becomes available.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages these harbourside locations in the Woollahra LGA:

  • Lady Bay Beach
  • Nielsen Park and beach
  • Milk Beach
  • Hermit Beach
  • Queens Beach

The NPWS will be similarly monitoring visitor numbers and will restrict access if they become crowded.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses contravening NSW Government Public Health Orders can contact Crime Stoppers:  
T:1800 333 000.

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