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News and Alerts

27 April 2021

Shark ADVICE for Emu Point in the City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 27th April 2021 at 1:05pm

The City of Albany have re-opened the beach adjacent to BEN sign AL1917 (address; sea wall 100m south-west of the Firth St and Boongarrie St intersection).

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 April 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Beach South of Dampier Boat Ramp in Dampier

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20th April 2021 at 4:08pm

All Beaches within the vicinity of Dampier Boat Ramp have now been reopened by the City of Karratha. 

There have been no further reported 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.

08 April 2021

Shark ADVICE for Bunker Bay Beach in the City of Busselton

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 8 April at 9:10am

The City of Busselton have reopened Bunker Bay beach. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development reccommends additional caution in 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.

01 April 2021

Shark ADVICE for Cheyne Inlet near City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 1st April 2021 at 11:25am

The City of Albany have now reopened Cheyne Inlet Beach. 

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.

31 March 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Kelp Beds near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 31/03/2021 at 11:24am

Services have been restored to the Kelp Beds 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.

28 March 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Warroora Station near Coral Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 28 March at 4:00pm 

Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, have completed land based patrols at Warroora Station and the surrounding area today.

DPIRD’s response to coordinating the incident has now concluded and we will resume routine operational patrols.

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Warroora Station 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.

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

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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.