The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) is a fully integrated national lifeguard service, providing services to more than 65 local government authorities and land managers across Australia. The ALS provides a committed, proactive and professional service on the beaches and within the community. The ALS is the sole provider of lifeguard services to coastal local government areas in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the major provider of services in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.
The ALS is one of the largest providers of paid lifeguards in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere, employing in excess of 700 lifeguards across all States of Australia and encompassing more than 200 beaches nationally.
River Mouth Beach lies across the mouth of the usually blocked Margaret River. The beach faces southwest and curves for 500m between the boundaries of calcarenite bluffs of the old valley side to the south and a low reef to the north, where it forms a sandy foreland. It is backed by the dammed river which can break out at either end of the beach, resulting in a flat, overwashed area behind the steep beach.The beach is partly protected by reefs with waves increasing in height up the beach to approximately 1m. Lower waves break right on the steep beach with higher waves breaking as a heavy shorebreak or heavily on a narrow bar. The short heavy beach break known as the Margaret River Mouth, while a hazard to swimmers, does attract surfers when waves exceed 1m.
In conjunction with the ALS, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Recreation Centre provides a Beach Lifeguard service at the Margaret River Mouth Beach and patrols commence at the beginning of the December school holidays and usually continue through until Anzac Day or the end of the April school holidays.
The Beach Lifeguards will be patrolling River Mouth Beach from Friday the 15th of December 2017. During this period the service operates daily between 10am and 5pm.
Phone: 08 9780 5620
PO Box 61 Margaret River WA 6285
ABN: 13 643 296 019
51 Wallcliffe Road
Margaret River WA 6285
66 Allnut Terrace (behind Shire offices)
Augusta WA 6290
Margaret River Recreation Centre
Monday to Thursday 5:30am – 8:30pm (Gym and Courts)
Monday to Thursday 5:30am – 7:30pm (Pool)
Friday 5:30am – 7:30pm
Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Augusta Recreation Centre
Monday to Sunday 5.00am - 9.00pm
Augusta Hydropool and Strength for Life
Tuesday and Thursday only
Both centres closed Public Holidays