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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.

05 August 2014

Additional caution urged over whale carcass near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users in the vicinity of  Limestone Head, in Albany’s King George Sound,  to exercise additional caution, following the discovery of a small (three metre) juvenile whale carcass.

29 July 2014

Additional caution urged over whale carcass at Port Kennedy

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Point Peron and Golden Bay to exercise additional caution, following the discovery of a whale carcass at Port Kennedy this morning.

26 May 2014

Additional caution urged Scarborough to Ocean Reef

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries is advising water users, between Ocean Reef and Scarborough, to exercise additional caution after part of a whale carcass washed ashore near Sorrento today. 

09 May 2014

Additional caution urged between Alkimos and Ocean Reef

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries is advising water users, between Alkimos and Ocean Reef, to exercise additional caution following the report of a whale carcass in the surf zone at Alkimos. 

05 May 2014

Fisheries advise caution along Perth's northern coastline

Current Alerts and Warnings

After a series of shark sightings along the Perth coast today, the Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Ocean Reef and Port Beach to exercise additional caution. 

12 April 2014

Fisheries advise caution for water users around Ellen Cove Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

After nine detections of a tagged white shark early today, the Department of Fisheries is advising water users at Middleton beach to exercise additional caution. Middleton beach has been closed by the City of Albany.

16 January 2014

Tagged shark monitor now installed near Busselton Jetty

Current Alerts and Warnings

A satellite-linked shark monitor has been installed near the Busselton Jetty today and activated ready to detect any tagged sharks that may pass by the area.

02 November 2013

Caution alert for water users Floreat to Mindarie

Current Alerts and Warnings

After a series of tagged white shark detections were recorded along the Perth coast early this morning and late yesterday afternoon, the Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Floreat and Mindarie to exercise additional caution.