Rock Fishing Safety

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Wearing a lifejacket while rock fishing in Wollongong may soon become a legal requirement.

Wollongong Council is proposing to opt-in to the Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016 which would see all rock platforms in the Wollongong City Council Local Government Area declared as high-risk rock fishing locations. This would mean anyone fishing from a rock platform must wear a lifejacket or they could be issued a fine.

View the maps to see which locations we're proposing to declare High Risk Rock Fishing Areas.

Find out more about the project by reading through the FAQs. If you have a question that is not addressed in the FAQs, post a message in the Questions function and we'll get back to you.

Share Your Feedback

Share your feedback on this proposal and contribute to the conversation to help inform Council's decision to opt in.

To share your feedback, you can:

Share your feedback by Sunday 24 July 2022.

Submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council’s Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please call the Engagement Team on 4227 7111 or visit our customer service centre at 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong.

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number, which is 02 42277111.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number, which is 02 4227 7111.

To translate this page, select your language from the drop-down box in the top lefthand corner of the webpage.

Wearing a lifejacket while rock fishing in Wollongong may soon become a legal requirement.

Wollongong Council is proposing to opt-in to the Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016 which would see all rock platforms in the Wollongong City Council Local Government Area declared as high-risk rock fishing locations. This would mean anyone fishing from a rock platform must wear a lifejacket or they could be issued a fine.

View the maps to see which locations we're proposing to declare High Risk Rock Fishing Areas.

Find out more about the project by reading through the FAQs. If you have a question that is not addressed in the FAQs, post a message in the Questions function and we'll get back to you.

Share Your Feedback

Share your feedback on this proposal and contribute to the conversation to help inform Council's decision to opt in.

To share your feedback, you can:

Share your feedback by Sunday 24 July 2022.

Submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council’s Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please call the Engagement Team on 4227 7111 or visit our customer service centre at 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong.

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number, which is 02 42277111.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number, which is 02 4227 7111.

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