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News and Alerts

09 June 2020

New beach enclosure for Albany creates jobs and supports tourism

Media Release
  • McGowan Government approves up to $200,000 to replace barrier at Ellen Cove
  • City of Albany will remain responsible for maintenance of beach enclosure
  • Project expected to support two full-time jobs once completed 
08 June 2020

Shark INCIDENT at Tantabiddi Beach near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on the 8 June at 4:30pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has returned to routine coastal patrols in the Tantabiddi 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.

02 June 2020

Shark WARNING for Fourth Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 2 June at 1:50pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and Esperance shire rangers have conducted beach patrols in the Esperance area today following a reported shark interaction with a surfer at Fourth Beach, yesterday afternoon.  

Shark warning signs, installed by the Shire of Esperance, 1km either side of BEN sign E1401 (Fourth Beach) will remain in place for at least 24 hours. 

Additional caution is recommended for all water users in this 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.

26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cliff Head south of Dongara

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Cliff Head, south of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin.

26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Warnbro satellite-linked receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 26 May at 7:55am

Services have been restored to the Warnbro 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.

25 May 2020

Flotsam, jetsam and shark data-recording receivers

Media Release

​Following the weekend’s wild weather, which is continuing today, the oceans along our coastline are likely to wash up some intriguing items and we hope it’s not any of the technology used to record or monitor tagged shark activity in Western Australian waters.

23 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 23 May at 4:10 pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network. 

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 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for White Point Beach Near Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at White Point Beach in the Shire of Augusta 

07 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Eagles Nest Beach, Near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 May at 3:00pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conversation and Attractions have inspected the area and the whale carcass is no longer in place at Eagles Nest Beach, within the Shire of Denmark.

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 April 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Cowaramup Bay (Gracetown)

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 30 April at 10:40am

Services have been restored to the Cowaramup Bay 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.