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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.

10 August 2018

Shark ADVICE for Peppermint Grove Beach, near Capel

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 16 August at 10.25am

The Shire of Capel has removed the whale carcass from Peppermint Grove Beach, near Capel.

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 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

08 August 2018

Shark ADVICE for Sandy Cape Beach, Jurien Bay Marine Park

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Sandy Cape Beach in the Jurien Bay Marine Park, between Jurien and Greenhead town sites.

07 August 2018

Shark ADVICE for Mindarie in the City of Wanneroo

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 8 August at 2.35pm

Please note that yesterday's alert incorrectly said DBCA staff removed the whale carcass. 

Removal of the carcass was actually carried out by the City of Wanneroo officers.

The carcass was removed from Claytons Surf Spot, not Mindarie Beach as first reported.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as residue from the whale carcass may still attract sharks to the Mindarie area.

Water users should check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches. 

Shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600

05 August 2018

Shark ADVICE for Florida Beach, Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6 August at 9.35am

The City of Mandurah has removed the whale carcass from Florida Beach in Mandurah.

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 check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches. 

Shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600

28 July 2018

Shark ADVICE for outage of Smiths Beach SMN receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 16 August at 10.30am

The satellite-linked receiver at Smiths Beach, south of Yallingup, has been replaced following recent storm damage and is now online.

As a result all components of the Western Australian Shark Monitoring Network are now fully operational.

Keep informed of the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detection information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.

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

26 July 2018

Shark ADVICE for Knobby Head, Shire of Irwin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 27 July at 4:00pm

The Shire of Irwin has removed the whale carcass from Knobby Head, north of Leeman.

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 check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches. 

Shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600

25 July 2018

Shark ADVICE for Jurabi Point Beach, Ningaloo Marine Park

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 26 July at 4:35pm

The Department of Biodiversity, Conversation and Attractions has removed the whale carcass from Jurabi Point Beach, Ningaloo Marine Park.

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 check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches. 

Shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600.

22 July 2018

Shark ADVICE for Nickol Bay near Karratha

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported on a mudflat, 2 kilometres north of Karratha in Nickol Bay.

20 July 2018

Shark ADVICE for Lefroy Bay, Ningaloo Marine Park

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported on the beach in Lefroy Bay, Ningaloo Marine Park.

17 July 2018

Shark ADVICE for Port Gregory

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 11:45am, 18 July 2018

The Humpback whale  carcass reported 1 km north of the Port Gregory boat ramp has now been removed from the beach.

Caution is still advised as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

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

Keep informed of the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detection information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.