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News and Alerts

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.

01 January 2022

Shark WARNING for North Lancelin Beach near Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for North Lancelin Beach in Lancelin after a reported shark interaction.  

29 December 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Warnbro Sound

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 29 December at 10.30am

The partial system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network, relating to the Warnbro Sound satellite-linked receiver has now been resolved. 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. 

21 December 2021

Shark ADVICE for Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark interaction at Lucky Bay Point, Cape Le Grand National Park.

19 November 2021

Shark WARNING for Perth metropolitan waters

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for Perth metropolitan waters after an increased number of tagged shark detections.

18 November 2021

Shark ADVICE for Surfers Point and Gas Bay, in Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 18 November at 11:00am

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at Gas Bay, Margaret River. All towers are now fully operational.

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.