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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.

24 February 2017

Shark WARNING for Falcon Bay near Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark WARNING has been issued for Falcon Bay Mandurah after a possible interaction with a shark was reported this morning.

10 February 2017

Shark ADVICE for partial Clever Buoy outage at City Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the Clever Buoy near-shore shark detection system which is currently being trialled at City Beach.

Updated 22/02: The partial outage has been resolved and the system is now fully operational.

Updated 21/02:

  • The south side of the Clever Buoy installation at City Beach remains offline and sonar detections from that part of the system are not currently operational. 
  • The north side of the Clever Buoy installation is now fully operational.
  • System operators, continue working to restore the Clever Buoy trial to full operational status.

 

05 February 2017

Shark ADVICE for partial Clever Buoy outage at City Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 11.35am, 5 February 2017
The sytem operators have advised that the Clever Buoy shark detection trial at City Beach is now fully operational again after this morning's partial outage.

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system. 

02 February 2017

Shark ADVICE for Clever Buoy City Beach detection trial

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 1pm, 3 February 2017
The sytem operators have advised that the Clever Buoy shark detection trial at City Beach is now fully operational again.

01 February 2017

Shark WARNING for Warnbro Beach near Rockingham

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark WARNING has been issued for Port Kennedy to Waikiki Beach, Warnbro in the City of Rockingham after an increased number of reported shark detections.

06 January 2017

Detection notifications restored in Shark Notification System

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
This morning’s partial outage in the shark notification system, affecting the automatic notification of tagged shark detections, has now been rectified and the network is fully restored.

06 January 2017

Shark ADVICE – detections outage in Shark Notification System

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system, affecting the notification of tagged shark detections.

03 January 2017

Clever Buoy trial - City Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Clever Buoy system is currently in the process of being installed at City Beach.  Inclement weather and operational challenges has constrained the installation program and final calibrations.

20 December 2016

Shark ADVICE for SMN receiver 2.5kms off Mullaloo

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 3.15pm, 21 December 2016
Fisheries advise that the 2.km off Mullaloo Shark Monitoring Network satellite-linked receiver is back online. The network is now fully operational.

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system.

15 December 2016

Shark INCIDENT at Trigg Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries has been advised of a shark incident at an area near the Blue Holes, Trigg Beach.