Lifesavers will close patrolled beaches in the case of a perceived danger to swimmers and beach users, such as a shark sighting, pollution event, electrical storm or dangerous surf conditions.
In the case of a beach closure, the red and yellow flags will be taken down and a warning sign will be displayed on the beach to alert patrons that swimming is not advised.
Lifesavers will continue to observe the beach and monitor conditions (during patrol hours).
Lifesavers will reopen the beach when the perceived danger has passed. This will be indicated by replacing the red and yellow flags.
Victorian beach closures are listed on the VicEmergency website and app.