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News and Alerts

Find the latest advice, warnings, information and news here, to help you stay informed and be SharkSmart.

You can filter the latest information by alert, or media release. Current alerts and warnings are at the top of the page and highlighted. 

Visit this page regularly to stay updated with the latest shark information.

24 February 2020

Shark ADVICE for Flinders Bay near the town of Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 February at 4pm

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has removed the whale carcass from the eastern end of Flinders Bay near Scott River in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

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

 

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21 February 2020

Service and maintenance on SMART Drumline array - Limited Deployment

Current Alerts and Warnings

SMART drumlines will not be deployed on Saturday 22 February between Gracetown and Gallows surf break due to maintenance operations being undertaken on the SMART Drumline undersea array.

03 February 2020

Land-based warning beacons boost Sea Sense capability in Esperance

Media Release
  • McGowan Government installs three shark warning towers at Esperance beaches
  • Local council will manage day-to-day operations of the towers and alerts
  • Shire rangers to activate flashing red lights and sirens on the towers when required
03 February 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cheynes Beach near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 4 February at 9:30am

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has removed the seal carcass near the mouth of 1st Creek, north of the Cheynes Beach Caravan Park in the Shire of Albany.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from the seal carcass 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.

 

22 January 2020

Shark ADVICE for Conspicuous Cliff Beach near Peaceful Bay, Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 22 January at 3pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have removed the tiger shark carcass at Conspicuous Cliff Beach, near the town of Denmark.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the 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.

 

17 January 2020

New Government-backed beach patrol services for Mandurah

Media Release
  • The McGowan Government is working to make summers safer for Western Australians
  • A three-year trial begins on Monday to bring lifesaving services to Mandurah
  • The City of Mandurah has been a leading council in beach safety initiatives 
09 January 2020

Shark ADVICE for Twilight Beach in the Shire of Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 9 January at 1pm

The Shire of Esperance has re-opened all beaches.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will continue coastal patrols in the Esperance area today.

Shark warning signs, installed by the Shire of Esperance, along local beaches and at both town boat ramps, remain in place to notify the public of recent shark activity.

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 January 2020

Shark INCIDENT for Cull Island near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 9 January at 1pm

The Shire of Esperance has re-opened all beaches.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will continue coastal patrols in the Esperance area today.

Shark warning signs, installed by the Shire of Esperance, along local beaches and at both town boat ramps, remain in place to notify the public of recent shark activity.

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 January 2020

Shark ADVICE for Trigelow Beach, east of Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 January at 11:45am

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) has determined that the whale carcass at Trigelow Beach has decomposed significantly and been covered.

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

05 January 2020

Possible shark INCIDENT at Cull Island near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Cull Island in the Shire of Esperance.