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News and Alerts

28 July 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Varanus Island near Onslow

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently involved in assisting with a shark bite incident at Varanus Island near Onslow.

20 July 2021

Shark WARNING for Salmon Bay at Rottnest Island

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 July 2021 at 3:40pm

 

Rottnest Island Authority Rangers have reopened beaches between Parker Point and Green Island. 

 

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) conducted sea based patrols in the area. 

 

There have been no further shark sightings in the Salmon 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.

 

12 July 2021

Shark ADVICE for Warren Beach near Windy Harbour

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Warren Beach near Windy Harbour in the Shire of Manjimup.

05 July 2021

Shark ADVICE for Eagle Bay near Dunsborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 5th July 2021 at 9:20am

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from Eagle Bay.

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.

01 July 2021

Shark ADVICE for Wedge Island Beach near Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 1st July 2021 at 4:03pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from Wedge Island Beach.

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 June 2021

Shark ADVICE for Lancelin Beach near Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 30th June 2021 at 3:09pm

The Shire of Gingin have reopened Lancelin Beach. 

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from the beach.

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.

25 June 2021

Shark ADVICE for Shark Warning Systems near Gracetown.

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued for water users in the Gracetown area, due to the removal five Shark Warning Systems (towers) following the conclusion of the SMART drumline trial.

24 June 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Gumtree Bay near Leeman.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 24th June 2021 at 3pm

The Shire of Carnamah have now reopened Gum Tree Bay Beach.

There have been no further shark sightings in the Gum Tree 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.

23 June 2021

Possible shark INCIDENT at Gumtree Bay near Leeman

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Gum Tree Bay north of Leeman in the Shire of Carnamah

23 June 2021

Shark ADVICE for Nanarup Beach in the Shire of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 23rd June 2021 at 1:36pm

The whale carcass has washed back onto shore in the Taylor Inlet area on Nanarup Beach. 

Officers from the City of Albany and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are monitoring the situation.

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

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.