Tuesday, 20 December 2022


Additional regulatory patrols by Shellharbour City Council, NSW Fisheries and Maritime Officers and an increased police presence are planned for the city’s reserves, beaches, Lake Illawarra and the Shell Cove marina precinct during the summer holidays.

Surveillance patrols by Shellharbour City Council officers will be increased to ensure visitors comply with parking requirements.

Council staff and security providers will inspect Bass Point Reserve and Reddall Reserve to deter illegal camping. Camping issues may also be referred to police for assistance.

Council has also arranged for additional afternoon cleaning, restocking of amenities and the emptying of bins. 

Visitors to Bass Point Reserve are to obey all signs and reminded that off-road four-wheel-driving, dogs and fires are prohibited in all parts of the reserve. Any driving and parking must be confined to designated roads and carparks within the reserve.

Shellharbour beaches will continue to be patrolled throughout the summer with lifeguards stationed at three locations at Warilla, two locations at North Shellharbour and one location at South Shellharbour.

Shellharbour City Council Mayor Chris Homer encouraged everyone to be mindful of signage and follow advice to ensure a safe and happy holiday break.

“Nobody wants a fine, especially at this time of year. Pay attention to regulatory signage and be considerate of one another,” Mayor Homer said.

“Importantly, if you’re enjoying our beautiful beaches, please swim between the flags, be aware of the conditions and follow the direction of lifeguards at all times,” he said.

•    For issues relating to illegal camping, parking, litter, toilets and facilities etc., contact Shellharbour City Council on 4221 6111.

•    For issues regarding bag limits and over-fishing, contact the Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Compliance team on 1800 043 536 (Fishers Watch). For online reporting of illegal fishing visit: 

•    For issues relating to anti-social and criminal behaviour, trail bikes, hooning and illegal fireworks, contact Lake Illawarra Local District on 4232 5599 or 131 444.

Media queries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.

Last updated : Tue 20 Dec 2022