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News and Alerts

10 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cape Leschenault near Seabird

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 10 July at 3:25pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have inspected the whale carcass that was washed ashore at Cape Leschenault, south of Seabird.

The whale carcass is drifting north within the surf zone and is now located approximately 1km south of Seabird town site. 

Parks and Wildlife officers and local rangers are monitoring the situation. 

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, 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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26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cliff Head south of Dongara

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Cliff Head, south of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin.

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03 July 2020

Shark WARNING for Metropolitan Beaches near Perth

Current Alerts and Warnings

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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.

02 June 2020

Shark WARNING for Fourth Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 2 June at 1:50pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and Esperance shire rangers have conducted beach patrols in the Esperance area today following a reported shark interaction with a surfer at Fourth Beach, yesterday afternoon.  

Shark warning signs, installed by the Shire of Esperance, 1km either side of BEN sign E1401 (Fourth Beach) will remain in place for at least 24 hours. 

Additional caution is recommended for all water users in this 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.

26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Warnbro satellite-linked receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 26 May at 7:55am

Services have been restored to the Warnbro Shark Monitoring Network receiver. 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.

25 May 2020

Flotsam, jetsam and shark data-recording receivers

Media Release

​Following the weekend’s wild weather, which is continuing today, the oceans along our coastline are likely to wash up some intriguing items and we hope it’s not any of the technology used to record or monitor tagged shark activity in Western Australian waters.