Life Saving Patrols

Our volunteer lifesavers patrol the Lorne beach on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public holidays throughout Summer – usually from the last weekend in November through to Easter.

Life Saving Victoria provides a professional lifeguard service on Saturday mornings and weekdays from late December to late January.

Please swim between the Red and Yellow flags when the beach is patrolled.  It is best to talk to the life savers regarding conditions and if you have any questions or concerns.

International visitors may not be aware of the risks of swimming in the ocean and surf so if you are a visitor please talk to a life saver before swimming to understand where to swim most safely.

Latest Surf Conditions and Forecasts

Check out Swellnet’s Torquay forecast for the best local surf report.  Lorne is usually more protected and the waves are typically smaller (unless the wind is from the SE or East, in which case the beach is significantly more dangerous than usual)

Lorne Surf Cams

Check out the conditions at Lorne live through these great video links!

Swellnet live surf cam

Coastal Watch live surf cam

Trigger Brothers time lapsed surf cam

Weather Forecasts

Make the most your trip with an eye on the weather through these links:

BOM Victoria weather home page (warnings, forecasts, observations)

Accuweather Lorne Forecast

BOM 256km Radar

Latest actual BOM weather observations (Cape Otway and Aireys Inlet are the closest and best indicators)

Emergency Information and Warnings

Victorian fire and incident warnings including helpful information on preparation for emergencies

In an emergency dial 000