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News and Alerts

13 June 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Five Finger Reef near Coral Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13 June at 1:00pm

DBCA Officers have reopened the closed areas North and South of the Coral Bay Jetty.

There have been no further shark sightings in the Coral 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.

11 June 2021

Possible shark INCIDENT at Coral Bay in the Shire of Carnarvon

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Coral Bay in the Shire of Carnarvon.

11 June 2021

Shark ADVICE for East Wallabi Island, Abrolhos Islands near Geraldton

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at East Wallabi Island, Abrolhos Islands near Geraldton.

04 June 2021

Shark WARNING for Perth Metropolitan Beaches

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Perth Metropolitan Beaches after an increased number of reported shark detections from Mullaloo to Leighton Beach.

22 May 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Quondong Beach near Broome

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 22 May at 2:20pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have completed sea based patrols in the Quondong Beach area.

Patrols have concluded for today and DPIRD Fisheries officers will now resume routine operational patrols within the Broome area.  

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Quondong Beach 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.

21 May 2021

Possible shark INCIDENT at Cable Beach, Broome

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Cable Beach in the Shire of Broome.

13 May 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13 May 2021 at 5:45pm 

The planned system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network has concluded and receivers are back on line.

The Shark Notification System is fully operational again.

Tagged shark detection information has been reviewed during the time of the outage and no detections occurred during this period.

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.

12 May 2021

Boost for white shark tagging and monitoring in expanded mitigation program

Media Release
  • McGowan Government commits a further $5 million for shark hazard mitigation
  • Increased funding for highly effective targeted shark tagging and upgrades to the Shark Monitoring Network
  • Support for beach enclosures and continuation of personal shark deterrent rebate scheme
  • SMART drumline trial ends on May 20, with use of the SMART drumlines to be discontinued following advice from the Chief Scientist of Western Australia.
10 May 2021

Shark ADVICE for Point Peron Beach near Rockingham

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 10th May 2021 at 1:46pm

The City of Rockingham has now removed the sea lion carcass from Point Peron Beach.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the sea lion 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.

02 May 2021

Shark ADVICE for Rabbit Hill Surfing Spot, Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated on 2 May at 1:25pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the seal carcass from Rabbit Hill Surfing Spot, Yallingup.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development recommends additional caution in 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 Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.