Most of Wollongong's beaches will be closed until hazardous surf conditions ease.
Wollongong City Council lifeguards are monitoring conditions at individual beaches, considering tides and swell size.
Many of the city's beaches have experienced some coastal erosion as a result of large swells and high tides.
North Beach has been reduced from approximately 50 metres wide to about 25 metres wide at high tide.
Council lifeguards and workers are also cleaning up debris.
Beach Services Operations Manager Paul Dreghorn strongly encouraged people to only swim where lifeguards had erected red and yellow flags, given the hazardous sea conditions and debris present on beaches
Puckey's Beach requires a major clean-up as a result of stormwater and rubbish being flushed from Fairy Creek.
Continental and Thirroul pools are closed due to the sea conditions and the storm water impacting on water quality.
Port Kembla Pool also remains closed. The reinstallation of the temporary intake pipe has been delayed as council staff consider current and forecast conditions.
These pools are being continually monitored and will be reopened as soon as practically possible.
All other pools remain open and are operating as normal.