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09 September 2021

Shark ADVICE for Turtle Bay, Dirk Hartog Island near Denham

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 9 September at 12:35pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have inspected the whale carcass which remains in place at Turtle Bay, Dirk Hartog Island.

Additional caution is recommended by DPIRD 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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14 July 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Busselton Receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued for Geographe Bay water users, due to an outage affecting the Shark Monitoring Network receiver off Busselton.

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14 September 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network - West Beach, Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 14 September at 12:00 noon

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receiver located at West Beach, Esperance. 

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.

13 September 2021

Shark ADVICE for 3 Mile Reef near Hillarys

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark interaction at 3 Mile Reef, directly west of Hillarys Marina.

09 September 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network Outage

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 9 September at 3:20pm

Scheduled maintenance of the Shark Monitoring Network has now been completed. 

32 of the 34 shark monitoring receivers are back online. The receivers located at Busselton and West Beach, Esperance remain offline.  

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

Switch on you 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. 

04 September 2021

Shark patrols underway as State Budget provides funding certainty

Media Release
  • Surf Life Saving WA shark mitigation services funded until 2024-25 in State Budget
  • Weekend patrols begin for Perth and South-West helicopters this weekend
  • $12 million allocation in State Budget providing comprehensive beach and aerial patrols, integrated communication systems and jet ski response team 
20 August 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network Outage

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 August 2021 at 10:00am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) would like to advise the system outage of the Shark Monitoring Network has now been restored. However please note, Busselton's receiver remains offline.

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 August 2021

Shark ADVICE for Bateman Bay near Coral Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 12 August at 2:40pm

Parks and Wildlife Services officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conversation and Attractions have assessed the whale carcass at Bateman Bay, near Coral Bay and have removed the Regulation 44 closure notice.  

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. 

28 July 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Varanus Island near Onslow

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently involved in assisting with a shark bite incident at Varanus Island near Onslow.

20 July 2021

Shark WARNING for Salmon Bay at Rottnest Island

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 July 2021 at 3:40pm

 

Rottnest Island Authority Rangers have reopened beaches between Parker Point and Green Island. 

 

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) conducted sea based patrols in the area. 

 

There have been no further shark sightings in the Salmon Bay 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.