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Sea Sense - Lets bring it to the beach

Every West Australian can bring something to the beach, to help stay safe. It's our sea sense. The first step to developing your sea sense is checking for shark activity before you go to the beach. View the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detections before you hit the water. Check Now

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Shark Mitigation Strategy

The Western Australian Government has implemented one of the strongest, evidence based shark mitigation programs in the world, so that West Australian’s can continue to enjoy the beach and ocean with confidence.

Scientific non-lethal smart drumline trial

The Western Australian Government has committed to conduct a scientific trial of non-lethal SMART drumlines.

The trial commenced on 21 February 2019 and is expected to run for 15 months in the Gracetown area, in the State’s South West. Twelve months into the trial the Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Klinken AC, will undertake an independent assessment on the effectiveness of SMART drumlines in reducing the risk of shark attacks.

Shark Deterrent Rebate

The Western Australian Government is offering a rebate of $200 to West Australian residents that purchase an approved personal shark deterrent device.

Rebates are available to eligible applicants when purchasing an approved device at a registered retailer.

Beach Emergency Numbers

The beach emergency numbers (BEN) system – is a coding system that aims to improve emergency response times by installing signs with unique codes at public beach access points.

These signs provide specific location information, vital when emergency services are deployed in the event of a shark sighting, attack or other beach emergencies.


Discover shark species and facts.
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Shark Monitoring Network.
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Shark Activity Map

This map shows the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network, as well as additional beach safety features, to help you make an informed decision about your water use.

Click on the pin to reveal information about the feature or the date, time and location of the reported sighting or tagged shark detection. The page also includes current alerts and warnings.


Frequently asked questions here.
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