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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.

17 October 2018

Shark ADVICE for Preston Beach in the Shire of Waroona

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 17 October at 5.25pm

The Shire of Waroona has now removed the carcass of a Humpback whale from Preston Beach.

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.

Water users should adhere to beach closures, warnings and any other relevant information advised by local government rangers and check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches. 

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

15 October 2018

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 15 October at 11am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has identified and resolved a temporary outage to the Shark Monitoring Network through last night. 

This outage was as a result of an internal internet communication issue.

All aspects of WA's shark notification system are now fully operational.

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

13 October 2018

Shark WARNING for Centaur Reef, north west of Trigg Island

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Centaur Reef, two miles north west of Trigg Island, after an interaction with a shark was reported at 12.00pm on Saturday 13 October.

10 October 2018

Shark ADVICE for Francois Peron National Park near Monkey Mia

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale stranding incident 15 kilometres northwest of Monkey Mia, in the Francois Peron National Park.

 

04 October 2018

Shark ADVICE for Shothole Creek Beach, near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported 500 metres offshore at Shothole Creek Beach, Exmouth.

26 September 2018

Shark WARNING for Cockburn Sound

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Cockburn Sound after the report of an interaction with a shark near Carnac Island.

26 September 2018

Shark ADVICE for Sandy Cape, near Green Head

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported on a reef 100 metres offshore, 3kms north of Sandy Cape, south of Green Head.

22 September 2018

Shark ADVICE for The Cut beach, near Bunbury

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 September at 1.35pm

The humpback whale carcass that came ashore on The Cut beach, north of Bunbury, has been removed. This has been confirmed today by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Please note that 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.

Water users should adhere to beach closures advised by local government rangers and check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches. 

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

18 September 2018

Shark ADVICE for Bush Bay Beach near Carnarvon

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Bush Bay Beach in the Shire of Carnarvon.

15 September 2018

Shark ADVICE for Herald Bight, Denham

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 17 September at 4.55pm

As an update to yesterday's report, a whale carcass has now been confirmed by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It was located at 2:00pm. 

It is possible the decomposing carcass will act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.

Water users should adhere to beach closures advised by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and people should exercise additional caution in the area.

Check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to your local beach. 

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