Local Law sets out what you can and can’t do within a red and yellow flagged beach (bathing reserve). For instance, you can’t bring prohibited aquatic equipment (e.g. kayaks or fishing equipment) within a bathing reserve.
Local Law also regulates what conduct is acceptable within a bathing reserve. Particularly, a person must not do anything that creates a risk to the safety of others.
For public safety, authorised persons have the power to:
- remove or reduce danger
- stop dangerous or anti-social conduct
- require bathers to leave the water
- seize and detain prohibited equipment.
Read more: Bathing reserves Local Law extract.