​The City of Stirling is committed to maximising the public's enjoyment of the City's coastline. Find out about beach safety and comfort, law enforcement, and how to book a beach for an event or activity.

Your safety

The City of Stirling aims to provide a safe and attractive environment that people want to visit and enjoy repeatedly. Through preventative life-saving measures, we strive to keep people from getting into difficulties in the surf, which may ultimately lead to a death.

We are required to provide first aid to any beachgoers that may require this service.

Partnership with Surf Life Saving Clubs and Association

The City of Stirling has strong links with the Surf Life Saving Association, and the 2 volunteer surf life-saving clubs operating within the City. These surf clubs operate a voluntary rescue service on weekends and public holidays between the months of October and March of each year.

These local surf life-saving clubs are:

Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

The Esplanade

Tel: (08) 9341 1011

Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

West Coast Drive

Tel: (08) 9447 3556

Rip and current information

Rips and strong currents are common at Scarborough and Trigg Beaches.  Please download the information sheet below or speak with one the Beach Inspectors on the beach to ensure you stay safe.

Download our information sheet on rips and currents

Law enforcement

Local and State Government laws relating to beaches and bathing have been introduced to improve the comfort level of all beach users. The City of Stirling is responsible for general enforcement of these laws.  In this way, we have been able to keep complaints and conflicts between users to a minimum. 

Find a copy of the City of Stirling Property Local Law here.

A day in the life of a beach inspector

A team of 4 beach inspectors are employed full-time and patrol the City of Stirling's beaches 365 days a year.  Over the summer months an additional 12 professional lifeguards are employed.

In the past 12 months, the City's beach inspectors and lifeguards have undertaken the following:

  • 452 water rescues
  • 7,208 preventative actions
  • 370 first aid treatments.

Find out about A day in the life of a beach inspector

Contact us

For further information please contact the Beach Services Coordinator on (08) 9205 7470 or 0417 092 163 or email beaches@stirling.wa.gov.au