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News & Alerts

24 December 2023

Shark INCIDENT at Wedge Island north of Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 December 6:45 pm

DPIRD Officers have been advised that the incident occurred at South Rocks, approximately two and a half kilometres East of Wedge Island, and involved a person foil boarding. DPIRD is working with Parks and Wildlife Service Officers to monitor the situation.

21 December 2023

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Bunker Bay near Cape Naturaliste

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 December at 10:15 am

Services have been restored to the land-based Shark Warning System (tower) at Bunker Bay near Cape Naturaliste. 

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 December 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Lefthanders Surfing Spot, near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 December at 4:45 pm

Services have been restored to the Lefthanders Surfing Spot Shark Monitoring Network receiver.

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.

14 December 2023

Shark ADVICE for Naval Memorial Park near Rockingham

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 14 December at 3:40pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have completed the incident response with regards to the whale stranding incident near Rockingham. The whale carcass has now been removed from the Jervoise Bay Boat Harbour near Henderson.  

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development recommends additional caution in the waters near Henderson and the broader Cockburn Sound area, as any whale carcass residue may attract sharks. 

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 December 2023

Shark ADVICE for Two Peoples Bay Beach east of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 12 December at 10:35 am

Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development have inspected the area where the whale carcass was reported at Two Peoples Bay, east of Albany and have advised that it is no longer in place.

DPIRD officers also inspected nearby Nanarup Beach, where the carcass was first reported. 

Additional caution is recommended by DPIRD, as 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.

11 December 2023

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Cove Surf Break, Cottesloe.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 11 December at 2:30 pm

Services have been restored to the land-based Shark Warning System (tower) at Cove Surf Break, Cottesloe.

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.

04 December 2023

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at West Beach, Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 4 December at 07:00 am

Services have been restored to the land-based Shark Warning System (tower) 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.

21 November 2023

Shark ADVICE for Boullanger Island near Jurien Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 November at 12:10 pm

Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have inspected the area where the whale carcass was located at Boullanger Island and have advised that it is no longer in place.

Additional caution is recommended by the DPIRD, as residue from where the 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

14 November 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on Tuesday 14 November at 1:30 pm

Scheduled maintenance of the Shark Monitoring Network has been completed. 

The Sorrento shark monitoring receiver remains offline.

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.

03 November 2023

Shark WARNING for Peak Island near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Peak Island near Exmouth after a reported shark incident.