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News & Alerts

28 February 2024

Shark INCIDENT at Sandland Island near Jurien Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 28 February 2024 at 11:50am

Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), have completed an on-water patrol near Sandland Island and the surrounding area today, with no further shark sightings reported.

DBCA and the Shire of Dandaragan have reopened the beaches following the shark incident on Monday 26 February 2024.

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Jurien Bay 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.

 

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07 February 2024

Shark ADVICE for False Island near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 February at 12:40pm  

Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have inspected the whale carcass which remains in place at False Island, east of Albany. Carcass remnants, including blubber remain in place on the rocks.

Additional caution is recommended by DPIRD, as the slowly decomposing whale carcass may 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.

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30 August 2023

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Notification System – Twitter Service

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 30 August at 3:00pm

The technical fault impacting shark activity information from being automatically published on Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) Twitter feed has been partially restored.

Tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network are now being automatically published on @SLSWA Twitter feed. 

Reported shark sightings continue to be affected by the fault.

All reported shark sighting notifications and tagged shark detections are available by checking the SharkSmart website or by downloading the SharkSmart WA app. 

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

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26 February 2024

Reported shark INCIDENT near Jurien Bay in Shire of Dandaragan

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently investigating a reported shark bite incident near Jurien Bay in the Shire of Dandaragan.

21 February 2024

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Sorrento

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 February at 12:02 pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development advise that the Sorrento Shark Monitoring Network receiver has been replaced and services have been restored. The network is now fully operational. 

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.

07 February 2024

Shark WARNING for Town Beach in Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Town Beach in the City of Mandurah after a reported shark interaction. 

06 February 2024

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Kelp Beds Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6 February 2024 at 2:40pm

Services have been restored to the land-based Shark Warning System (tower) at Kelp Beds Beach. 

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 February 2024

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – West Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 3 February 2024 at 10:00am

Services have been restored to the West Beach Shark Monitoring Network receiver.

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.

24 January 2024

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Strickland Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 January at 9:45 am

Services have been restored to the Strickland Bay Shark Monitoring Network receiver.

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.

24 January 2024

West Aussies embracing shark safety measures

Media Release

Western Australians and tourists are enjoying the State's ocean and river experiences this summer and embracing the State Government's shark mitigation measures to stay safer in the water.

  • Downloads of the Cook Government's SharkSmart WA app have passed 150,000 this summer   
  • SharkSmart app delivers near real-time alerts and warnings of shark activity along WA coast
  • New Bicton Baths beach enclosure providing popular safe swimming spot for families