Swimmer Shark activity map
Staying safe

Common sense tips here.
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FAQs

Frequently asked questions here.
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Report sightings to the
water police on
9442 8600

Keep enjoying the beach

In Western Australia we are lucky to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but recent shark activity has left some of us concerned. So we have developed this website to give you all the information you need to know about sharks. Read moreabout the contributors of this website

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Action plan

The State Government has listened to community concerns over recent shark attacks and is taking practical steps to improve safety measures.

These strong measures will not only give you some confidence to enjoy our remarkable coastline but they will also deepen our understanding of shark behaviour.

Shark Activity Map

This map shows the latest information on reported sightings from agencies such as Water Police and SLSWA.

The latest shark detections from our Shark Monitoring Network to help you make decisions about your water use.

Separating the fact from fiction

Is there any such thing as shark weather and are rogue sharks to blame for the recent spate of attacks?

We tease out the truth from the tall tales and explain what we’re doing to keep you safe at your favourite beach this summer.

Staying safe

Discover how to stay shark smart and reduce your risk of encountering a shark.

Shark sightings are increasing and our common sense tips and Twitter feeds will give you the tools to be SHARK SMART no matter what you’re doing in the water.

Drum Lines

Shark catch data here.
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Research Map

Detection data from the acoustic receiver arrays.
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Research

Research is a key component of the State Government's shark mitigation strategy.

We are conducting a variety of research projects to help understand the movements of sharks in Western Australia, and investing in ways to keep you safe in the water.

Shark Videos

Tracking footage of tagged sharks.
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Shark species & facts

  • Distribution and Habitat

    Distribution and Habitat

    Sharks live in every ocean on earth, most estuaries and even in some large freshwater rivers.

  • Shark Senses

    Shark Senses

    Sharks have well-developed eyesight and sense of smell.

     

  • Life Cycle

    Life Cycle

    Different species of sharks have lifespans varying from a few years to several decades.

  • Shark Numbers

    Shark Numbers

    The high number of shark species along our coastline is an indication of how healthy our marine ecosystems truly are.