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News and Alerts

04 September 2021

Shark patrols underway as State Budget provides funding certainty

Media Release
  • Surf Life Saving WA shark mitigation services funded until 2024-25 in State Budget
  • Weekend patrols begin for Perth and South-West helicopters this weekend
  • $12 million allocation in State Budget providing comprehensive beach and aerial patrols, integrated communication systems and jet ski response team 
20 August 2021

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network Outage

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 August 2021 at 10:00am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) would like to advise the system outage of the Shark Monitoring Network has now been restored. However please note, Busselton's receiver remains offline.

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.

12 August 2021

Shark ADVICE for Bateman Bay near Coral Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 12 August at 2:40pm

Parks and Wildlife Services officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conversation and Attractions have assessed the whale carcass at Bateman Bay, near Coral Bay and have removed the Regulation 44 closure notice.  

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 July 2021

Shark INCIDENT for Varanus Island near Onslow

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently involved in assisting with a shark bite incident at Varanus Island near Onslow.

20 July 2021

Shark WARNING for Salmon Bay at Rottnest Island

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 July 2021 at 3:40pm

 

Rottnest Island Authority Rangers have reopened beaches between Parker Point and Green Island. 

 

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) conducted sea based patrols in the area. 

 

There have been no further shark sightings in the Salmon Bay 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.

 

12 July 2021

Shark ADVICE for Warren Beach near Windy Harbour

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Warren Beach near Windy Harbour in the Shire of Manjimup.

05 July 2021

Shark ADVICE for Eagle Bay near Dunsborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 5th July 2021 at 9:20am

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

01 July 2021

Shark ADVICE for Wedge Island Beach near Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 1st July 2021 at 4:03pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from Wedge Island Beach.

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.

30 June 2021

Shark ADVICE for Lancelin Beach near Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 30th June 2021 at 3:09pm

The Shire of Gingin have reopened Lancelin Beach. 

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

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.

25 June 2021

Shark ADVICE for Shark Warning Systems near Gracetown.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for water users in the Gracetown area, due to the removal five Shark Warning Systems (towers) following the conclusion of the SMART drumline trial.