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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.

22 November 2013

Helicopter beach patrols back in the air

Media Release

Beach safety along Western Australia’s popular South-West coast will be boosted this weekend when the Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) helicopter takes to the sky for the first of its daily patrol flights over this summer.

02 November 2013

Caution alert for water users Floreat to Mindarie

Current Alerts and Warnings

After a series of tagged white shark detections were recorded along the Perth coast early this morning and late yesterday afternoon, the Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Floreat and Mindarie to exercise additional caution. 

13 October 2013

Milestone for WA's shark alert system

Media Release

Western Australia’s Shark Monitoring Network is now using new technology to provide alerts on 326 tagged sharks - including a four metre white shark recently tagged by Department of Fisheries research scientists.