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News & Alerts

24 July 2023

Shark WARNING for The Lagoon, Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for The Lagoon, Yallingup in the City of Busselton after a reported shark incident.  

24 July 2023

Reported shark INCIDENT at Gnarabup near Margaret River

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported shark bite incident at Boat Ramp Surfing Spot, near Gnarabup Beach in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. 

21 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at North Point, near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 July at 10:35am

Services have been restored to the land-based Shark Warning System (tower) at North 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. 

20 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for Lancelin Beach near Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

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

18 July 2023

Shark WARNING for Five Finger Reef, Coral Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Five Finger Reef, Coral Bay in the Shire of Carnarvon after a reported shark interaction.  

15 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for Dalyellup Beach near Bunbury

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 15 July 2023 at 9:05am

Rangers from the City of Bunbury have advised that the whale carcass located north of Dalyellup Beach has been removed. 

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. 

13 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for Jurien Bay in the Shire of Dandaragan

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13 July 2023 at 3:10pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from Jurien Bay. 

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.

13 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for Flat Rock Beach in the City of Greater Geraldton

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13 July 2023 at 3:25pm 

Officers from the Department of Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have inspected the area where the whale carcass was located at Flat Rock Beach and have advised that it is no longer in place.

DPIRD reccomends additional caution as 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.

10 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Kelp Beds, near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 10 July at 12:20pm

Services have been restored to the land-based Shark Warning System (tower) at Kelp Beds, near Esperance. 

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 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 July at 7:40am

Scheduled maintenance of the Shark Monitoring Network has been completed. 

The receivers located a Cowaramup Bay north and south remain offline and require further onsite maintenance to restore service to these receivers.

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 information 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.