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News & Alerts

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.

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. 

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. 

16 September 2022

Shark WARNING increased tagged shark detections

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued after an increased number of tagged shark detections along the metropolitan and South West coast.

14 September 2022

Shark ADVICE for SharkSmart WA app and website

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 14 September at 2:20pm 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that services have been restored to the SharkSmart WA app and website.

During the outage period, there was one white shark detected at the Bunker Bay (west) shark monitoring receiver at 09:58am. This detection information was posted to @SLSWA Twitter and provided to relevant land managers via text message.  The Bunker Bay Shark Warning System was automatically activated upon detection of the shark, notifying beach users. This information is now available on the SharkSmart WA app and website. 

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. 

02 September 2022

Keeping spring beach-goers safe with weekend helicopter patrols

Media Release

Spring is here and weekend helicopter patrols will be lifting off tomorrow to watch over the Perth metro coastline and Rottnest as well as beaches in WA’s South West.

It is also time for everyone to turn on their Sea Sense and keep safe over the warmer months when enjoying the water.

31 August 2022

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Cove Surf Break, Cottesloe

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 31 August at 2:15pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at Cove Surf Break in the Town of Cottesloe.

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 August 2022

Shark INCIDENT for Mistaken Island near City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 25 August at 1:25pm

The City of Albany have removed warning signs from Goode Beach, near Mistaken Island, Albany.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recommends additional caution in the waters near Mistaken Island 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