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News and Alerts

Find the latest advice, warnings, information and news here, to help you stay informed and be SharkSmart.

You can filter the latest information by alert, or media release. Current alerts and warnings are at the top of the page and highlighted. 

Visit this page regularly to stay updated with the latest shark information.

06 January 2017

Detection notifications restored in Shark Notification System

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
This morning’s partial outage in the shark notification system, affecting the automatic notification of tagged shark detections, has now been rectified and the network is fully restored.

06 January 2017

Shark ADVICE – detections outage in Shark Notification System

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system, affecting the notification of tagged shark detections.

03 January 2017

Clever Buoy trial - City Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Clever Buoy system is currently in the process of being installed at City Beach.  Inclement weather and operational challenges has constrained the installation program and final calibrations.

20 December 2016

Shark ADVICE for SMN receiver 2.5kms off Mullaloo

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 3.15pm, 21 December 2016
Fisheries advise that the 2.km off Mullaloo Shark Monitoring Network satellite-linked receiver is back online. The network is now fully operational.

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system.

15 December 2016

Shark INCIDENT at Trigg Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries has been advised of a shark incident at an area near the Blue Holes, Trigg Beach.

30 September 2016

Shark WARNING between Trigg and Cottesloe

Current Alerts and Warnings

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UPDATED 06 October.
The shark WARNING issued last Friday for Perth metropolitan waters between Trigg and Cottesloe, remains in place for this weekend.

13 September 2016

Shark ADVICE for Trigalow Beach east of Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued, due to two whale carcasses that have come ashore at Trigalow Beach, near Point Anne, east of the Town of Bremer Bay.

05 September 2016

Shark WARNING for Injidup Beach near Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark WARNING has been issued for Yallingup, after an interaction with a shark was reported late this afternoon at Injidup Beach.

02 September 2016

Shark ADVICE for Leeman

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a humpback whale calf carcass being washed ashore approximately 800metres north of Leeman town site, near Tailor Rocks.

02 September 2016

Shark WARNING for Mettams Pool to Watermans Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
The Department of Fisheries has issued a new shark warning for the northern suburbs of the Perth Metropolitan area, for beaches, surf and dive spots, between Mettams Pool and Watermans Bay. This replaces the previous warning for beaches between Scarborough and Hillarys Boat Harbour issued on 26 August.