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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.

10 January 2019

Shark ADVICE for Canal Rocks near Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 10 January at 10.00am

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has extended the Regulation 44 closure for this area, due to the slowly decomposing whale carcass that remains in this location.

This area covers the locations between the unnamed headland at the western end of Canal Rocks (33° 40.021’S and 114° 59.6’E) to the south (past Wyadup Rocks) to a point on the beach north of Mitchell Rocks (33° 41.342’S and 114° 59.581’E).

The decomposing whale carcass may continue to act as an attractant to sharks.

Beach closure signs remain in place.

The closure includes the area from the shoreline to one kilometre out to sea. This means beaches and waters in this area cannot be used by divers, surfers and swimmers. This closure does not apply to vessels.

The closure will remain in force at least until 6pm on Thursday 17 January 2019, when a further review will be conducted.

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

 

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09 January 2019

More than 3,000 Western Australian surfers and divers boost their personal protection

Media Release
  • Surfers and divers take personal responsibility through McGowan Government’s world-first program
  • Just under 500 more shark deterrent device rebates now available
  • There are two scientifically proven devices available through the program 
29 December 2018

Shark ADVICE for Dalyellup Beach in the City of Bunbury

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 29 December at 6pm

Officers from the Department of Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the dead dolphin from Dalyellup beach.

Beach users should continue to take caution as the residue of the carcass may continue to act as a shark attractant.

Bring your Sea Sense to the beach. 

The first step to developing your Sea Sense is checking for shark activity before you go to the beach.

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

23 December 2018

500 more personal shark deterrent devices for surfers and divers available

Media Release
  • Subsidies on WA’s world-first personal shark deterrent program expanded
  • An additional $100,000 will deliver 500 more devices to help keep people safe
  • The devices are part of the strategy to bring more sea sense to WA beaches
08 December 2018

South-West beaches get new shark receivers in time for summer

Media Release
  • Shark monitoring network extended to Gracetown for the first time
  • Two satellite-linked receivers installed at Cowaramup Bay and one at Lefthanders
  • McGowan Government is doing more than ever before for shark mitigation in WA
08 December 2018

Beach safety boost with more BEN signs in place for summer

Media Release
  • Over 100 new Beach Emergency Numbers signs to be in place by Christmas 
  • At least 250 more signs to follow in the new year
  • Local government shows strong support for program 
03 December 2018

Shark ADVICE for Floreat Beach and Warnbro Sound

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 3 December 2018 at 2:58pm

Services to the Shark Monitoring Network satellite-linked receiver at Warnbro Sound has been achieved.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has restored the Shark Monitoring Network to full operational status. 

 

01 December 2018

Shark ADVICE for Little Long Point near Walpole

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Little Long Point west of Walpole.

29 November 2018

Shark ADVICE for Guillotines surf break, north of Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 29 November 2018 at 2.40pm

Officers from Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have re-inspected the area between Guillotines and Gallows following the removal of a whale carcass. 

As a result of these inspections, the closure for the area will be lifted as of 6pm (1800hrs) today, 29 November 2018.

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.

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

 

28 November 2018

Shark ADVICE for Sandy Cape near Green Head

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported on the beach at a location 2 nautical miles (3.7kms) north of the Sandy Cape Recreation Park south of Green Head.