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News & Alerts

25 November 2022

Shark ADVICE for Nanarup Beach in the City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 25 November at 11:00am

The City of Albany has advised that the whale carcass is no longer in place at Nanarup 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. 

04 November 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 4 November at 1:50pm

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.

Tagged detection information has been reviewed during the time of the outage and no detections occurred during this period. 

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.

02 November 2022

Shark alert app reaches major milestone with 100,000 downloads

Media Release
  • McGowan Government shark mitigation efforts embraced by Western Australians
  • SmarkSmart WA app hits 100,000 downloads milestone
  • Almost 8000 rebates claimed for personal shark deterrent devices
24 October 2022

$1 million to boost mobile connectivity at Western Australian surf beaches

Media Release
  • $1 million to boost mobile coverage across the State's popular remote surf beaches
  • 18 popular surf beaches to get improved and expanded mobile connectivity
07 October 2022

Reported shark INCIDENT near the Town of Port Hedland

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert issued on 7 October 2022

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported shark bite incident. 

07 October 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 October at 9:50am

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network.

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. 

07 October 2022

Shark INCIDENT offshore near Town of Port Hedland

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert issued 7 October 2022 at 2:45pm

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently involved in assisting WA Police with a serious shark bite incident that occurred offshore from Port Hedland.

03 October 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Cowaramup Bay (South)

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated on 3 October 2022 at 14:30pm

Services to the Shark Monitoring Network at Cowaramup Bay (South) near Gracetown have now been restored.

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 September 2022

Improved shark hazard mitigation along Joondalup coast

Media Release
  • Upgraded shark detection receivers and new shark warning towers in place from Sorrento to Ocean Reef
  • McGowan Government delivers $5.1m for shark mitigation strategies in 2022/23
  • Metropolitan and South-West helicopter beach patrols to operate daily, in time for school holidays
21 September 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Ocean Reef

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 September at 11:00am

Services have been restored to the Ocean Reef Shark Monitoring Network receiver. 

The Ocean Reef receiver has been upgraded from a satellite-linked receiver to the new generation digital network. The receiver has also been repositioned approximately 700 metres south of its original location to increase beach safety. 

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 Twitter.

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