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News & Alerts

14 September 2023

Shark ADVICE for Alexander Bay in the Shire of Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Alexander Bay in the Shire of Esperance. 

08 September 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 8 September at 7:45pm 

Scheduled maintenance of the Shark Monitoring Network has now been completed. The network is 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.

06 September 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – West Beach, Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6 September at 12:25pm 

Services have been restored to the West Beach 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.

01 September 2023

Shark WARNING for Perth Metropolitan Waters

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Perth metropolitan waters after an increased number of tagged shark detections. 

30 August 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Cowaramup Bay, Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 30 August at 2:25pm

Services have been restored to the Cowaramup Bay (north) and Cowaramup Bay (south) Shark Monitoring Network receivers. 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.

29 August 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Smiths Beach, Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 29 August at 10:30am 

Services have been restored to the Smiths Beach, Yallingup Shark Monitoring Network receiver.  

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.

23 August 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 23 August at 4:50pm 

The system outage affecting the Shark Monitoring Network has now been resolved and receivers are back on line.

The shark monitoring receivers located a Cowaramup Bay, Gracetown and Smiths Beach, Yallingup remain offline and require further onsite maintenance to restore service to these receivers. 

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. 

18 August 2023

Shark ADVICE for Falcon Bay near Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 18 August at 10:30am

Rangers from the City of Mandurah have reopened the beaches in the Falcon Bay area. 

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.

12 August 2023

Shark WARNING for Ocean Beach Surfing Spot, Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Ocean Beach Surfing Spot, Denmark after a reported shark interaction.  

27 July 2023

Shark ADVICE for Cheynes Beach near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 27 July at 2:05pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have completed the incident response regarding the mass whale stranding incident at Cheynes Beach, near Albany. This includes the removal of whale carcasses from the beach. 

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the whale carcasses were beached may 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.