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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.

13 September 2016

Shark ADVICE for Trigalow Beach east of Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

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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

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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

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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. 

30 August 2016

Shark ADVICE regarding Garden Island SMN receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 2.45pm, 1 September 2016
Fisheries advise that the Garden Island Shark Monitoring Network satellite-linked receiver is back online. The network is now fully operational.

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

26 August 2016

Shark WARNING for Scarborough to Hillarys

Current Alerts and Warnings

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The Department of Fisheries has re-issued the shark warning for the northern suburbs of the Perth Metropolitan area, for beaches, surf and dive spots, between Scarborough and Hillarys Boat Harbour after a continuation of regular shark sightings in the area.

25 August 2016

SAFETY THREAT for Trigg beach from prolonged shark activity

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries has set shark capture gear offshore from Bennion Beach near Trigg after repeated shark sightings.

23 August 2016

Shark ADVICE for SMN receivers at Busselton and Floreat

Current Alerts and Warnings

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The partial outage in the shark notification system has been restored, with repairs now complete for the Department of Fisheries Shark Monitoring Network receivers at Busselton and Floreat.

17 August 2016

Shark ADVICE for Yeagarup Beach on the South West Coast

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass that has come ashore at Yeagarup Beach in the Warren Region South West Coast.

17 August 2016

Shark WARNING for Turquoise Bay in Ningaloo Marine Park

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Turquoise Bay in the Ningaloo Marine Park, south of the Town of Exmouth. There have been reports at this location of increased shark activity stimulated by an injured whale. The most recent report was made by Department of Parks and Wildlife Officers in the late afternoon of the 16th of August.