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News and Alerts

11 December 2020

Shark WARNING for Perth Metropolitan Beaches

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 11 December at 4:45pm 

Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) continue to monitor the level of shark sightings and tagged shark detections.  

Water users including recreational abalone fishers are reminded to take additional caution along Perth Metropolitan Beaches and to adhere to local beach closures.

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 2020

Shark WARNING for Cable Beach near Broome

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 11th December 2020 at 3:00pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will now resume routine operational patrols within the Cable Beach area on Saturday 12th December.  

DPIRD recommends additional caution at Cable Beach and the surrounding 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.

04 December 2020

Shark WARNING for Meelup Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for the Meelup Beach area after an increased number of tagged shark detections.

03 December 2020

Permanent mobile tower boosts coverage at Esperance beach

Media Release
  • McGowan Government delivers on commitment for permanent mobile tower at Twilight Beach in Esperance
  • Extended mobile coverage will ensure quick and effective communication in an emergency 
23 November 2020

Shark INCIDENT for Cable Beach near Broome

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24th November 2020 at 1:15pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will now resume routine operational patrols within the Cable Beach area.  

DPIRD recommends additional caution at Cable Beach and the surrounding 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 November 2020

Possible shark INCIDENT at Cable Beach near Broome

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Cable Beach in the Broome.

13 November 2020

SharkSmart WA app ticks over 30,000 downloads

Media Release
  • SharkSmart WA app reaches 30,000 downloads in 12 months
  • The app is a key part of the McGowan Government's shark mitigation strategy
04 November 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 04/11/2020 at 5:20PM:  

The system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network has now been resolved and receivers are back on line. The Shark Notification System is fully operational again.

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 2020

Shark WARNING for Floreat Beach to Cottesloe Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued from Floreat Beach to Cottesloe Beach after an increased number of tagged shark detections.

01 November 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 01/11/2020 at 2:41PM:  

The system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network has now been resolved and receivers are back on line. The Shark Notification System is fully operational again.

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.