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News and Alerts

26 April 2020

SMART drumline trial to be extended by 12 months

Media Release
  • An extra $2.832 million allocated to study SMART drumline management of sharks
  • Chief Scientist says rigorous scientific evaluation of non-lethal trial needs more data
22 April 2020

Shark WARNING for Lighthouse Bay near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 22 April at 7:30am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will return to routine coastal patrols in the Lighthouse Bay area today.

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.

20 April 2020

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Ellensbrook, near Gracetown

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 April at 14:15pm 

Technicians have now completed repairs to the shark warning system at Ellensbrook, south of Gracetown.

All shark warning systems in the Gracetown area are 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 April 2020

Shark WARNING for Alkimos Wreck near Yanchep

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 6 April at 8:35am

The City of Wanneroo has re-opened beaches near the Alkimos wreck.

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.

07 March 2020

Chief Scientist to review data retrieved from SMART drumline trial

Media Release
  • State Government's non-lethal SMART drumline trial reaches 12-month milestone
  • The trial will continue to collect new scientific data over next three months
04 March 2020

Mobile communications at Twilight Beach supports public safety

Media Release
  • ​State Government boosts mobile coverage at Twilight Beach to improve beach and water safety
  • Longer term plan to broaden mobile phone coverage across the Twilight Beach area
24 February 2020

Shark ADVICE for Flinders Bay near the town of Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 February at 4pm

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has removed the whale carcass from the eastern end of Flinders Bay near Scott River in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from the whale carcass 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.

 

21 February 2020

Service and maintenance on SMART Drumline array - Limited Deployment

Current Alerts and Warnings

SMART drumlines will not be deployed on Saturday 22 February between Gracetown and Gallows surf break due to maintenance operations being undertaken on the SMART Drumline undersea array.

03 February 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cheynes Beach near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 4 February at 9:30am

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has removed the seal carcass near the mouth of 1st Creek, north of the Cheynes Beach Caravan Park in the Shire of Albany.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from the seal carcass 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.

 

03 February 2020

Land-based warning beacons boost Sea Sense capability in Esperance

Media Release
  • McGowan Government installs three shark warning towers at Esperance beaches
  • Local council will manage day-to-day operations of the towers and alerts
  • Shire rangers to activate flashing red lights and sirens on the towers when required