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News and Alerts

13 May 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13 May 2021 at 5:45pm 

The planned system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network has concluded and receivers are back on line.

The Shark Notification System is fully operational again.

Tagged shark detection information has been reviewed during the time of the outage and no detections occurred during this period.

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 May 2021

Boost for white shark tagging and monitoring in expanded mitigation program

Media Release
  • McGowan Government commits a further $5 million for shark hazard mitigation
  • Increased funding for highly effective targeted shark tagging and upgrades to the Shark Monitoring Network
  • Support for beach enclosures and continuation of personal shark deterrent rebate scheme
  • SMART drumline trial ends on May 20, with use of the SMART drumlines to be discontinued following advice from the Chief Scientist of Western Australia.
10 May 2021

Shark ADVICE for Point Peron Beach near Rockingham

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 10th May 2021 at 1:46pm

The City of Rockingham has now removed the sea lion carcass from Point Peron Beach.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the sea lion 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 May 2021

Shark ADVICE for Rabbit Hill Surfing Spot, Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated on 2 May at 1:25pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the seal carcass from Rabbit Hill Surfing Spot, Yallingup.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development recommends additional caution in 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 Twitter.

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

27 April 2021

Shark ADVICE for Nanarup Beach in the City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark sighting at Nanarup Beach, east of Albany.

27 April 2021

Shark ADVICE for Emu Point in the City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 27th April 2021 at 1:05pm

The City of Albany have re-opened the beach adjacent to BEN sign AL1917 (address; sea wall 100m south-west of the Firth St and Boongarrie St intersection).

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.

20 April 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Beach South of Dampier Boat Ramp in Dampier

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20th April 2021 at 4:08pm

All Beaches within the vicinity of Dampier Boat Ramp have now been reopened by the City of Karratha. 

There have been no further reported shark sightings. 

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.

08 April 2021

Shark ADVICE for Bunker Bay Beach in the City of Busselton

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 8 April at 9:10am

The City of Busselton have reopened Bunker Bay beach. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development reccommends additional caution in 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.

01 April 2021

Shark ADVICE for Cheyne Inlet near City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 1st April 2021 at 11:25am

The City of Albany have now reopened Cheyne Inlet 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.

31 March 2021

Western Australians urged to stay SharkSmart during Easter salmon run

Media Release
  • Annual salmon run and Easter school holidays coincide this year, promising exciting family fishing fun
  • Western Australians implored to switch on their Sea Sense and stay SharkSmart over the Easter break to reduce the risk of a rare shark encounter.