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News and Alerts

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. 

26 April 2020

SMART drumline trial to be extended by 12 months

Media Release
  • An extra $2.832 million allocated to study SMART drumline management of sharks
  • Chief Scientist says rigorous scientific evaluation of non-lethal trial needs more data
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.

06 April 2020

Shark WARNING for Alkimos Wreck near Yanchep

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6 April at 8:35am

The City of Wanneroo has re-opened beaches near the Alkimos wreck.

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 March 2020

Chief Scientist to review data retrieved from SMART drumline trial

Media Release
  • State Government's non-lethal SMART drumline trial reaches 12-month milestone
  • The trial will continue to collect new scientific data over next three months