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News and Alerts

06 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for Boullanger Island, near Jurien

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6th October 2020 at 9:30am. 

A Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Regulation 44 closure notice remains in place within a 1 kilometre radius of Boullanger Island, Jurien Bay Marine Park. Beach access is permitted but swimming or entering the water is prohibited.

The closure will remain in place until the 7th November 2020.

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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16 October 2020

Bunker Bay gets two new-generation shark monitoring receivers

Media Release
  • McGowan Government delivers two new-generation shark monitoring receivers and a beach based warning system at Bunker Bay
  • The two new-generation receivers are solar/battery powered and will have up to double the range of existing receivers 
13 October 2020

Shark INCIDENT for Kelp Beds Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13th October 2020 at 1pm

DPIRD fisheries officers will now resume routine operational patrols within the Esperance area.  

DPIRD recommends additional caution in Wylie 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.

12 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for Lighthouse Bay near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 12th October 2020 4:30pm

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) have reopened beaches from Mildura Wreck (Northwest Cape) to Mauritius 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.

12 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for Peppermint Grove Beach in the Shire of Capel.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 12th October 2020 at 10:02am

The Shire of Capel have now reopened Peppermint Grove Beach to the public.

The whale carcass has been removed.

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 October 2020

Possible shark INCIDENT at Kelp Beds Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert Level 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Kelp Beds Beach in the Esperance.

06 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6th October 2020 at 3:40pm: 

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receiver located 1.5km off Scarborough.

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

06 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6th October 2020 at 3:40pm: 

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receiver located 2km off Scarborough.

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

04 October 2020

Shark WARNING for Hamersley Pool and Toms Surf Break, North Beach.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for Hamersley Pool and Toms Surf Break, in North Beach after a surfer had an interaction with what is believed to be a 1.5 metre bronze whaler shark which was reported to Water Police at 11:37am.

02 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 2 October at 8:40am

The system outage affecting the Shark Monitoring Network has now been resolved.

A partial outage is still in place for two receivers in the Scarborough area. Both the 1.5km and 2km offshore receivers are currently offline. The remaining inshore receiver located at Scarborough beach remains operational. For more information, view Shark ADVICE for the Shark Monitoring Network - Scarborough. 

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.