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News and Alerts

02 June 2020

Shark WARNING for Fourth Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 2 June at 1:50pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and Esperance shire rangers have conducted beach patrols in the Esperance area today following a reported shark interaction with a surfer at Fourth Beach, yesterday afternoon.  

Shark warning signs, installed by the Shire of Esperance, 1km either side of BEN sign E1401 (Fourth Beach) will remain in place for at least 24 hours. 

Additional caution is recommended for all water users in this 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.

26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cliff Head south of Dongara

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Cliff Head, south of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin.

26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Warnbro satellite-linked receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 26 May at 7:55am

Services have been restored to the Warnbro Shark Monitoring Network receiver. The network is now fully operational.

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 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 23 May at 4:10 pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network. 

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.

18 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for White Point Beach Near Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at White Point Beach in the Shire of Augusta 

07 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Eagles Nest Beach, Near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 May at 3:00pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conversation and Attractions have inspected the area and the whale carcass is no longer in place at Eagles Nest Beach, within the Shire of Denmark.

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. 

30 April 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Cowaramup Bay (Gracetown)

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 30 April at 10:40am

Services have been restored to the Cowaramup Bay Shark Monitoring Network receiver.

The network is now fully operational.

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 April 2020

Shark ADVICE for Belvidere Beach near Australind

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 28 April at 4:50pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from Belvidere Beach near Australind.

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. 

22 April 2020

Shark WARNING for Lighthouse Bay near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 22 April at 7:30am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will return to routine coastal patrols in the Lighthouse Bay area today.

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 2020

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Ellensbrook, near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 April at 14:15pm 

Technicians have now completed repairs to the shark warning system at Ellensbrook, south of Gracetown.

All shark warning systems in the Gracetown area are now fully operational.

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.