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News and Alerts

01 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users, due to a system outage affecting the Shark Monitoring Network.

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24 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Scarborough water users, due to a partial outage in the Shark Monitoring Network at Scarborough beach. 

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23 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for Boullanger Island, near Jurien

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a badly decomposed 5 metre whale carcass reported to have come ashore near Boullanger Island, within the Jurien Bay Marine Park.

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01 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Scarborough water users, due to a partial outage in the Shark Monitoring Network at Scarborough beach.

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11 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users, due to scheduled maintenance affecting the Shark Monitoring Network.

04 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users, due to scheduled maintenance affecting the Shark Monitoring Network.

04 September 2020

Beach safety continues to be a priority for McGowan Government

Media Release
  • McGowan Government invests $7.78 million for helicopter beach patrols
  • Helicopter patrols begin tomorrow 
  • 1,000th BEN sign installed in the City of Wanneroo 
04 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cape Riche near Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated on 4 September at 1:20pm

The City of Albany have inspected the area and located the whale carcass 300m north-west of the AL3826 Wellstead BEN sign, Cape Riche. 

City of Albany rangers are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.

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

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

04 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for Lancelin Beach, Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated on 4 September at 10:30am

The Shire of Gingin has now removed the whale carcass from Lancelin Beach.

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. 

02 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Guillotines, near Gracetown.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 02/09/2020 at 9:32am: 

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at Guillotines, near Gracetown. All towers within the SMART drumline trial area are 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