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News and Alerts

28 March 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Elephant Rock near Hamelin Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 28 March at 4:05pm 

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, have completed land based patrols at Elephant Rock and the surrounding area today.

DPIRD’s response to coordinating the incident at Elephant Rock, south of Hamelin Bay has now concluded.

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Elephant Rock and Deepdene 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.

27 March 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.

22 March 2021

Shark WARNING for Thistle Cove, Cape Le Grand National Park near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for Thistle Cove in Cape Le Grand National Park near Esperance after an interaction with a shark was reported at 12:30pm on the 22nd March 2021.

20 March 2021

Shark WARNING for Yallingup Mainbreak Surfing Spot near Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on Sunday the 21st of March at 3:15pm 

The Shire of Busselton has now re-opened Yallingup Mainbreak Surfing Spot.

The Surf Life Saving WA helicopter conducted two surveillance flights over the area between 9:30am and 11:30am this morning. 

No sharks were sighted, however there were several surfers in the area.

A large school of salmon was also observed. There have been no further shark sightings.

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.

20 March 2021

Possible shark INCIDENT at Yallingup Mainbreak Surfing Spot near Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Yallingup Mainbreak Surfing Spot in Yallingup.

17 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for Hartmans Beach near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 17th March 2021 09:55am

Rangers from the City of Albany have inspected Hartmans Beach and there are no further sightings of the dolphin carcass.

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

DPIRD Fisheries advise taking additional caution in the Hartmans 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.

13 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for House Beach near Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to three dolphin carcasses at House Beach in Bremer Bay in the Shire of Jerramungup.

06 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for White Hills Beach near Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6 March at 3:20pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have successfully removed the dolphin carcass from White Hills Beach.

Additional caution is recommended by DPIRD, as any residue from where the dolphin 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. 

05 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Garden Island (north)

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 5 March at 9:25am

Services have been restored to the Garden Island (north) Shark Monitoring Network receiver. The network is 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.

04 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Lefthanders Surfing Spot car park near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 4 March at 12:55pm 

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at Lefthanders Surfing Spot car park, near Gracetown.  All towers within the SMART drumline trial area 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.