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News and Alerts

30 August 2020

Popular surf spot in Bunker Bay to get shark monitoring receivers

Media Release
  • Site assessment and range-testing find Bunker Bay suitable for the technology
  • Two new Shark Monitoring Network receivers due for deployment early October
  • A beach-based Shark Warning System will also be installed to alert beachgoers
25 August 2020

Shark ADVICE for Salmon Beach, near Windy Harbour

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to the skeletal remains of a large whale carcass coming ashore. The carcass is located approx. 370 meters south of the “MJ502” Salmon Beach BEN sign, near the town of Windy Harbour.

25 August 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Lefthanders Surf Break, Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 25/08/20 at 12:44 am

Services have been restored to the Lefthanders Surf Break 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. 

21 August 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Smiths Beach, Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21/08/2020 at 11:07 am 

The partial outage of the Shark Monitoring Network at Smiths Beach, Yallingup has now been resolved. 

The Shark Monitoring 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. 

15 August 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 15 August at 2:50pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network. 

A partial outage is still in place for the Smiths Beach receiver which has broken free from its mooring. For more information, view Shark ADVICE for Shark Monitoring Network – Smiths Beach, Yallingup   

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 August 2020

Shark INCIDENT for Bunker Bay, Cape Naturaliste

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 3 August at 9:15am

The City of Busselton has re-opened beaches in Bunker Bay. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development recommends additional caution in Bunker Bay 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.

31 July 2020

Possible shark INCIDENT at Bunker Bay, Cape Naturaliste

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Bunker Bay in the City of Busselton. 

22 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at The Womb near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 27th July 2020 at 3:50pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that the technical fault for the shark warning system located at The Womb, south of Gracetown is now resolved.

The Shark Warning System at The Womb south of Gracetown is now 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.

20 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for Lights Beach, near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to part of a whale carcass being reported at Lights Beach in the Shire of Denmark.

14 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cape Leschenault near Seabird

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 14 July at 1:30pm

Rangers from the Shire of Gingin have inspected the beaches adjacent to the Seabird townsite and the remains of the whale carcass are no longer present in the area. 

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

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.