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News and Alerts

17 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for Hartmans Beach near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 17th March 2021 09:55am

Rangers from the City of Albany have inspected Hartmans Beach and there are no further sightings of the dolphin carcass.

It is possible that residue from the carcass will continue to act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.

DPIRD Fisheries advise taking additional caution in the Hartmans Beach 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.

13 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for House Beach near Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to three dolphin carcasses at House Beach in Bremer Bay in the Shire of Jerramungup.

06 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for White Hills Beach near Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6 March at 3:20pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have successfully removed the dolphin carcass from White Hills Beach.

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

05 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Garden Island (north)

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 5 March at 9:25am

Services have been restored to the Garden Island (north) 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.

04 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Lefthanders Surfing Spot car park near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 4 March at 12:55pm 

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at Lefthanders Surfing Spot car park, near Gracetown.  All towers within the SMART drumline trial 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.

27 February 2021

Shark ADVICE for Dynamite Bay near Green Head

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a sea lion carcass being reported at Dynamite Bay in Green Head in the Shire of Coorow.

24 February 2021

Shark ADVICE for Port Geographe Beach near Busselton

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Port Geographe Beach in Busselton in the City of Busselton

10 February 2021

Shark ADVICE for Prawn Rock Channel near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark sighting at Prawn Rock channel approximately 500 metres northwest of Denmark Surf Lifesaving Club in the town of Denmark.

10 February 2021

Shark ADVICE for Torpedo Bay near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 10th February 2021 12:30pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) have successfully removed the whale carcass from Torpedo Bay near Exmouth.

It is possible that residue from the carcass will continue to act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.

DPIRD Fisheries advise taking additional caution in the Torpedo Bay 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.

09 February 2021

Shark ADVICE for Boullanger Island, near Jurien

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 9th February 2021 at 2:35pm

A Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Regulation 44 closure notice remains in place within a 1 kilometre radius of Boullanger Island, Jurien Bay Marine Park. 

Beach access is permitted but swimming or entering the water is prohibited.

The closure will remain in place until the 16th February 2021.

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.