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News and Alerts

Find the latest advice, warnings, information and news here, to help you stay informed and be SharkSmart.

You can filter the latest information by alert, or media release. Current alerts and warnings are at the top of the page and highlighted. 

Visit this page regularly to stay updated with the latest shark information.

26 September 2017

Shark WARNING for North Point near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for North Point near Gracetown after an interaction with a shark was reported at 6.45pm on 25 September 2017. The interaction reportedly occurred at 5.50pm.

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15 September 2017

Shark WARNING for Wylie Bay near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Wylie Bay east of Esperance following two reported sightings of white sharks near Kelp beds.

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21 September 2017

Shark deterrents prove popular with community

Media Release
  • More than 630 Western Australians have taken part in the world-first trial subsidy
  • UWA research found that approved devices deterred great white sharks in nine out of 10 occasions
  • All shark sightings should be reported to the Water Police on 9442 8600 
11 September 2017

Shark INCIDENT at Sams Creek near Karratha

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark warning has been issued for Sams Creek after an interaction with a shark was reported.

The incident occurred on Sunday 10 September and was reported to authorities on Monday 11 September.

11 September 2017

Shark ADVICE for Halls Head Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 12 September at 4.45pm:

The whale carcass reported  on the beach near Admiralty Crescent at Halls Head in Mandurah has now been removed.

Caution is still advised as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

Alert issued 11 September:

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being washed ashore near Admiralty Crescent at Halls Head in Mandurah.

06 September 2017

Shark ADVICE for James Service Reef, offshore from Singleton

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at James Service reef approximately 8 kilometres offshore west of Singleton.

04 September 2017

Shark ADVICE for Little Long Point near Walpole

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued, due to a whale carcass being reported at Little Long Point near Walpole.

23 August 2017

Shark WARNING Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach - Perth Metro

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 29 August at 12.10pm:
Since 24 August in the waters of the Metropolitan beaches between Leighton and Scarborough.

  • Three white sharks have been detected a total of 49 times
  • There has been 4 sightings of unknown species of sharks

The shark warning for the waters from Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach remains in place and water users are reminded to take extra caution in the Perth Metropolitan waters.

Alert issued 23 August:

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A shark WARNING has been issued for the area from Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach in the Perth Metropolitan area after a reported white shark sighting, and a series of tagged white shark detections over the last seven days.

07 August 2017

Shark ADVICE for Dead Finish Anchorage, near Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Dead Finish Anchorage, Flinders Bay near Augusta.

02 August 2017

Shark WARNING for Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for the area from Leighton to Sorrento Beach in the Perth metropolitan area after a series of white shark detections