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News and Alerts

09 October 2020

Possible shark INCIDENT at Kelp Beds Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert Level 

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

06 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6th October 2020 at 3:40pm: 

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receiver located 2km off Scarborough.

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

06 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6th October 2020 at 3:40pm: 

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receiver located 1.5km off Scarborough.

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

04 October 2020

Shark WARNING for Hamersley Pool and Toms Surf Break, North Beach.

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for Hamersley Pool and Toms Surf Break, in North Beach after a surfer had an interaction with what is believed to be a 1.5 metre bronze whaler shark which was reported to Water Police at 11:37am.

02 October 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 2 October at 8:40am

The system outage affecting the Shark Monitoring Network has now been resolved.

A partial outage is still in place for two receivers in the Scarborough area. Both the 1.5km and 2km offshore receivers are currently offline. The remaining inshore receiver located at Scarborough beach remains operational. For more information, view Shark ADVICE for the Shark Monitoring Network - Scarborough. 

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. 

11 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users, due to scheduled maintenance affecting the Shark Monitoring Network.

04 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users, due to scheduled maintenance affecting the Shark Monitoring Network.

04 September 2020

Beach safety continues to be a priority for McGowan Government

Media Release
  • McGowan Government invests $7.78 million for helicopter beach patrols
  • Helicopter patrols begin tomorrow 
  • 1,000th BEN sign installed in the City of Wanneroo 
04 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cape Riche near Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated on 4 September at 1:20pm

The City of Albany have inspected the area and located the whale carcass 300m north-west of the AL3826 Wellstead BEN sign, Cape Riche. 

City of Albany rangers are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download SharkSmart WA app or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.

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

04 September 2020

Shark ADVICE for Lancelin Beach, Lancelin

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated on 4 September at 10:30am

The Shire of Gingin has now removed the whale carcass from Lancelin 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.