Council is focused on providing services as close to normal as possible. Customer Service and our libraries are open but you will need to wear a mask and register to enter.
Kempsey Shire boasts beautiful beaches which are enjoyed all year round by residents and visitors.
Council traditionally provides a lifeguard service during peak usage periods.
This patrol calendar applies to the NSW autumn school holiday period. Please note the calendar is subject to change, depending on NSW public health orders and coronavirus social distancing requirements.
Number of lifeguards
Days per week
Hours per day
10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks
Main Beach, South West Rocks
Monday to Friday,
except public holidays
Note: Days per week refers to when beaches are monitored by Council lifeguards. Surf life saving clubs provide additional volunteer surf life saving services on weekends and public holidays at South West Rocks Main Beach, Hat Head and Crescent Head beaches.
Phone (Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm): 02 6566 3200
In person (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 10am-4.30pm):
22 Tozer St West Kempsey
Full contact details
ABN 70 705 618 663
Kempsey Shire Libraries
Macleay Valley Coast
Kempsey Community Directory
Slim Dusty Centre
We lead and work with our community to build an inspired, connected Macleay Valley.
Kempsey Shire Council acknowledges the land of the Thunggutti/Dunghutti Nation. We pay respect to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the role of emerging leaders to continue to guide us in the future. We acknowledge the Stolen Generations and the need to change practices to be inclusive. This land always was and always will be Thunggutti/Dunghutti land.