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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.

21 January 2020

Shark ADVICE for Conspicuous Cliff Beach near Peaceful Bay, Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a tiger shark carcass being reported at Conspicuous Cliff Beach, near the town of Denmark.

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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.

29 December 2019

Shark ADVICE for Southgate Dunes Beach, near Geraldton

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 29 December at 10:30am

DPIRD Fisheries Officers have this morning conducted an inspection of Southgate Dunes Beach and the whale carcass has washed out to sea on the rising sea and swell.

A Shark Advice remains in place for Southgate Dunes Beach. 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.

 

23 December 2019

Shark ADVICE for Southside near Prevelly, Margaret River

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a shark carcass being reported at Southside surf break, south of Main Break, near Margaret River.

17 December 2019

Shark ADVICE for Shelley Beach near West Cape Howe in the City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 17 December at 9:00am

The City of Albany has removed the sea lion carcass from Shelley Beach, near West Cape Howe.

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.

 

16 December 2019

SharkSmart WA app hits 10,000 downloads

Media Release

Western Australian ocean users have got behind the State Government's new SharkSmart WA app with more than 10,000 people downloading the app in just over a month.