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News and Alerts

22 November 2020

Possible shark INCIDENT at Cable Beach near Broome

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Cable Beach in the Broome.

13 November 2020

SharkSmart WA app ticks over 30,000 downloads

Media Release
  • SharkSmart WA app reaches 30,000 downloads in 12 months
  • The app is a key part of the McGowan Government's shark mitigation strategy
04 November 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 04/11/2020 at 5:20PM:  

The system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network has now been resolved and receivers are back on line. The Shark Notification System is fully operational again.

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.

03 November 2020

Shark WARNING for Floreat Beach to Cottesloe Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued from Floreat Beach to Cottesloe Beach after an increased number of tagged shark detections.

01 November 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 01/11/2020 at 2:41PM:  

The system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network has now been resolved and receivers are back on line. The Shark Notification System is fully operational again.

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.

26 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Bunker Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 26 October at 10:57am

System testing of the shark monitoring receivers at Bunker Bay has confirmed that the technical fault has been resolved.

DPIRD has been manually monitoring the receivers and there has been no missed detections over the weekend.

The Shark Monitoring 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.

16 October 2020

Bunker Bay gets two new-generation shark monitoring receivers

Media Release
  • McGowan Government delivers two new-generation shark monitoring receivers and a beach based warning system at Bunker Bay
  • The two new-generation receivers are solar/battery powered and will have up to double the range of existing receivers 
13 October 2020

Shark INCIDENT for Kelp Beds Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13th October 2020 at 1pm

DPIRD fisheries officers will now resume routine operational patrols within the Esperance area.  

DPIRD recommends additional caution in Wylie Bay and the surrounding 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 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for Lighthouse Bay near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update 12th October 2020 4:30pm

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) have reopened beaches from Mildura Wreck (Northwest Cape) to Mauritius 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.

12 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for Peppermint Grove Beach in the Shire of Capel.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 12th October 2020 at 10:02am

The Shire of Capel have now reopened Peppermint Grove Beach to the public.

The whale carcass 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.