Is your beach safe for swimming?
He āhuru rānei ō tāhuna hei kaukau?
The Safeswim programme is a joint initiative between Auckland Council, Watercare, Surf Lifesaving Northern Region and Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
How to check when and where to swim
To check if your beach is safe for swimming or to report an issue, visit the
Up-to-date water quality results
Sometimes there are issues with the water quality at our beaches, especially after a heavy rainfall.
We have a responsibility to ensure everyone is aware of the risks.
Safeswim programme keeps you informed about water quality and safety hazards that may occur at our beaches, so you can make the best decisions about where to swim.
On the website you will find up-to-date information about Auckland's beaches, including:
- water quality
- water safety hazards (rip currents, jellyfish, and other physical hazards)
- beaches that are patrolled by Surf Lifesaving Northern Region
- swimming conditions (tides, wind speeds and direction)
- long term health warnings.
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|Stormwater and waterway projects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/Pages/stormwater-and-waterway-projects.aspx||Stormwater and waterway projects||Through improvement projects on our stormwater network and waterways, we try to minimise flood risks, manage stormwater and prevent water contamination. ||aspx|
|Report a water quality issue||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/report-water-quality-issue.aspx||Report a water quality issue||Contact us for water quality issues or oil spills. We advise when the water is unsafe due to flooding, erosion, pollution and unhealthy practices. ||aspx|
|Safe Networks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-quality-targeted-rate/Pages/safe-networks.aspx||Safe Networks||Safe Networks conduct monitoring and investigations in our streams, watercourses and stormwater network to identify contaminants and track them to their source.||aspx|
|Programmes promoting water quality||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/programmes-promoting-water-quality.aspx||Programmes promoting water quality||We have established Project Twin Streams and Wai Care to help improve our freshwater quality.||aspx|