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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.

04 September 2017

Shark ADVICE for Little Long Point near Walpole

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued, due to a whale carcass being reported at Little Long Point near Walpole.

23 August 2017

Shark WARNING Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach - Perth Metro

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 29 August at 12.10pm:
Since 24 August in the waters of the Metropolitan beaches between Leighton and Scarborough.

  • Three white sharks have been detected a total of 49 times
  • There has been 4 sightings of unknown species of sharks

The shark warning for the waters from Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach remains in place and water users are reminded to take extra caution in the Perth Metropolitan waters.

Alert issued 23 August:

Alert level:
A shark WARNING has been issued for the area from Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach in the Perth Metropolitan area after a reported white shark sighting, and a series of tagged white shark detections over the last seven days.

07 August 2017

Shark ADVICE for Dead Finish Anchorage, near Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Dead Finish Anchorage, Flinders Bay near Augusta.

02 August 2017

Shark WARNING for Leighton Beach to Sorrento Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark WARNING has been issued for the area from Leighton to Sorrento Beach in the Perth metropolitan area after a series of white shark detections

01 August 2017

Shark ADVICE near Yanchep

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 2 August at 4.00pm:

The whale carcass reported  on the beach 1km south of the Yanchep town site has now been removed.

Caution is still advised as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

Alert issued 1 August:

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued, due to a whale carcass being reported on the beach approximately one kilometre south of the southern end of the Yanchep town site.

28 July 2017

Shark ADVICE for Long Point, near Port Kennedy

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 30 July at 12.45pm:
The Whale Carcass reported at Long Point, Port Kennedy has now been removed.

Caution is still advised as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

Alert issued 28 July:

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported, one kilometre south of Long Point, near Port Kennedy.

23 July 2017

Shark ADVICE for Peaceful Bay near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 July at 9.42am:
The whale carcass has been removed this morning by the Denmark Shire.

Caution is still advised as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

Alert issued 23 July:

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Peaceful Bay near Denmark.

21 July 2017

Shark ADVICE for Hangover Bay near Cervantes

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 July at 5.30pm
The Whale Carcass reported at Hangover Bay, south of Cervantes has now been removed.

Caution is still advised as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Hangover Bay South of Cervantes.

18 July 2017

Shark ADVICE for Boranup Beach near Hamelin Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 July at 7.50am
The Whale Carcass reported to be at Boranup Beach North of Hamelin Boat Ramp has broken up and is no longer ashore. The site will be further assessed this morning.

As an extra precaution warning signs have remained in place . If there are no further shark sightings, the signs are expected to be removed today.

Alert issued 18 July:

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Boranup Beach near Hamelin Bay in the shire of Augusta Margaret River.

14 July 2017

Shark WARNING between Scarborough and Fremantle, including Floreat Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

  • A shark WARNING has been issued after an interaction with a shark was reported at Floreat Beach.
  • The warning has been extended to cover the area between Scarborough to Fremantle based on white shark sightings and the presence of whale carcasses over the last week.