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News & Alerts

18 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 18 February at 12:25pm 

Services have been restored to the 1.5km off Scarborough, Shark Monitoring Network receiver. 

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.

08 February 2022

Shark INCIDENT for Kelp Beds, Wylie Bay in Esperance.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 8 February 2022 3:35pm 

The Shire of Esperance have reopened beaches in the Kelp Beds, Wylie Bay 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.

07 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for Goode Beach near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 February at 11:40am

Rangers from the City of Albany have inspected the whale carcass at Goode Beach, near Albany. Carcass remnants, including blubber remain in place on the beach. 

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development as the slowly decomposing whale carcass may 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. 

06 February 2022

Reported shark INCIDENT at Kelp Beds in Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported shark bite incident at Kelp Beds in the Shire of Esperance.

03 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Receiver, Bunker Bay - East.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 3 February 2022 at 8:00am 

Services have been restored to the Bunker Bay East Shark Monitoring Network receiver. 

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.

28 January 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 28 January 2022 09:50am

The system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network, resumed operations at 3:00am today. The Shark Monitoring Network is now operational, however the Busselton and 1.5km Scarborough satellite-linked receivers remain off-line.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases

The Shark Monitoring Network forms part of a range of shark mitigation strategies in place.  See www.sharksmart.com.au for additional information.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

27 January 2022

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Lefthanders Carpark, near Gracetown.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 27 January at 10:45am

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at Lefthanders Carpark tower, Gracetown.

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 January 2022

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at South Point, Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 January at 4:45pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at South Point, Gracetown.

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. 

11 January 2022

Shark ADVICE for Dunsborough Boat Ramp, Dunsborough.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 11 January at 12:25pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from Dunsborough Boat Ramp. 

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.

07 January 2022

Shark WARNING for Whitford Beach near Hillarys Boat Harbour

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 January at 2:35pm

Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) continue to monitor the level of shark sightings. 

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Whitford Beach and Pinnaroo Point area due to continued reports of shark sightings close to shore. 

Beach users should adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA. 

It is possible that the frequency and duration of the recent reported sightings may increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in this area. It is not uncommon for sharks to be off the WA coast at this time of the year.

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.