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News and Alerts

16 March 2022

New WA-made device added to Shark Deterrent Rebate scheme

Media Release
  • $200 rebate to be extended to scientifically proven, locally made Rpela v2 surf device
  • More than 7,000 rebates already claimed for personal shark deterrent devices
  • McGowan Government investing in shark mitigation
07 March 2022

Shark WARNING for Florida Beach near Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 March at 9:22am

Rangers from the City of Mandurah have reopened beaches in the Florida Beach area, following a reported shark interaction on Sunday 6 March.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recommend additional caution in the Florida 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.

05 March 2022

Think Sea Sense when the salmon schools show up at your beach

Media Release
  • Ocean users are urged to put safety first and avoid large schools of fish
  • Salmon aggregations can attract sharks closer to shore
  • Report shark sightings and check the SharkSmart WA app for activity in your area
28 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for Albany Waterfront Marina in City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 28 February 2022 at 2:17pm

DPIRD (Fisheries) have been advised that the dolphin carcass at Albany Waterfront Marina has now been removed.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from the carcass may still attract sharks to the area.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

18 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 18 February at 12:25pm 

Services have been restored to the 1.5km off Scarborough, 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.

13 February 2022

New rules to stop recreational shark fishing off Port and Leighton beaches

Media Release
  • McGowan Government takes further steps to improve shark hazard mitigation and public safety at Perth beaches 
  • New restrictions to prohibit use of wire traces used for recreational shark fishing
08 February 2022

Shark INCIDENT for Kelp Beds, Wylie Bay in Esperance.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 8 February 2022 3:35pm 

The Shire of Esperance have reopened beaches in the Kelp Beds, Wylie 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.

07 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for Goode Beach near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 February at 11:40am

Rangers from the City of Albany have inspected the whale carcass at Goode Beach, near Albany. Carcass remnants, including blubber remain in place on the beach. 

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development as the slowly decomposing whale carcass may 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. 

06 February 2022

Reported shark INCIDENT at Kelp Beds in Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported shark bite incident at Kelp Beds in the Shire of Esperance.

03 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Receiver, Bunker Bay - East.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 3 February 2022 at 8:00am 

Services have been restored to the Bunker Bay East 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.