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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
Shark Mitigation StrategyThe 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 trialThe 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 RebateThe 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 NumbersThe 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.
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