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News and Alerts

20 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for Lights Beach, near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to part of a whale carcass being reported at Lights Beach in the Shire of Denmark.

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03 August 2020

Shark INCIDENT for Bunker Bay, Cape Naturaliste

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 3 August at 9:15am

The City of Busselton has re-opened beaches in Bunker Bay. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development recommends additional caution in Bunker Bay and the surrounding area.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

31 July 2020

Possible shark INCIDENT at Bunker Bay, Cape Naturaliste

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Bunker Bay in the City of Busselton. 

22 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at The Womb near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 27th July 2020 at 3:50pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that the technical fault for the shark warning system located at The Womb, south of Gracetown is now resolved.

The Shark Warning System at The Womb south of Gracetown is now fully operational again. 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

14 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cape Leschenault near Seabird

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 14 July at 1:30pm

Rangers from the Shire of Gingin have inspected the beaches adjacent to the Seabird townsite and the remains of the whale carcass are no longer present in the area. 

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as residue from the whale carcass may still attract sharks.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

03 July 2020

Shark WARNING for Metropolitan Beaches near Perth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for all metropolitan beaches in the Perth area after an increased number of reported shark detections.

30 June 2020

Targeted tagging of white sharks takes WA total to 115

Media Release
  • Number of white sharks tagged in WA almost double since 2017
  • Decomposing whale carcasses used to boost State's shark mitigation efforts
  • Tagging allows electronic monitoring of sharks and early warning to beach users 
11 June 2020

Shark ADVICE for Yeagarup Beach near Windy Harbour

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 11 June at 11:55am

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have inspected the whale carcass that was washed ashore on Yeagarup Beach in the Shire of Manjimup. 

The whale carcass has almost fully decomposed with only small fragments remaining.  

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the whale carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area. 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

09 June 2020

New beach enclosure for Albany creates jobs and supports tourism

Media Release
  • McGowan Government approves up to $200,000 to replace barrier at Ellen Cove
  • City of Albany will remain responsible for maintenance of beach enclosure
  • Project expected to support two full-time jobs once completed 
08 June 2020

Shark INCIDENT at Tantabiddi Beach near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on the 8 June at 4:30pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has returned to routine coastal patrols in the Tantabiddi Beach area.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.