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Sea Sense

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Switch on your Sea Sense

Every West Australian can bring something to the beach, to help stay safe. It's our Sea Sense. Switch on your Sea Sense by 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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Download the SharkSmart WA app

The SharkSmart WA app combines shark activity information, beach safety features such as Surf Life Saving WA patrolled beaches and weather forecast, to help you plan your trip to the beach.

The app will help you switch on your Sea Sense by providing near real-time information of shark activity including current alerts and warnings. Select your favourite coastal locations and use notifications to receive relevant updates as they happen.

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.

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.

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.

Species

Discover shark species and facts.
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Monitoring

Shark Monitoring Network.
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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.

FAQs

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