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News & Alerts

15 May 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert updated 15 May 2023

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receivers located at:

  • Strickland Bay, Rottnest
  • Smiths Beach, Yallingup 
  • Lefthanders, Gracetown
  • Ellen Cove, Albany
  • Frenchman Bay, Albany

Receivers located at Cowaramup Bay North and South, Gracetown 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.

01 May 2023

Shark INCIDENT for Kurrajong Campground, Cape Range National Park near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 1 May at 10:00am

Beaches between Pilgramunna and Bloodwood Creek in the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth have been reopened by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, following a shark incident on Saturday 29 April 2023. 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development recommend additional caution in the Cape Range National Park 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 2023

Shark WARNING for Yallingup in the City of Busselton

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for Yallingup in the City of Busselton after a reported shark incident.  

24 April 2023

Shark INCIDENT for Lucys Beach near Greenough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 April 2023 at 9:45am

Following yesterday’s reported shark interaction, Emergency Management Services staff from the City of Greater Geraldton have reopened Lucys Beach. 

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Lucys Beach, Greenough 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.

23 April 2023

Reported shark INCIDENT at Lucys Beach near Greenough

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert Level:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported possible shark bite incident at Lucys Beach near Greenough in the City of Greater Geraldton.

24 March 2023

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Meelup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 March at 1:55pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receiver located at Meelup. 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.

22 March 2023

Reported shark INCIDENT at Delta Island, west of Karratha

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert Level:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Delta Island, west of Karratha

21 March 2023

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at North Cottesloe

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 March 2023 at 15:18 pm 

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at North Cottesloe. 

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

17 March 2023

Shark WARNING for Cheynes Beach (Waychinicup) near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 17 March at 3:54PM

Following yesterday’s reported shark interaction, City of Albany Rangers have reopened Cheynes Beach. 

DPIRD Fisheries Officers will conclude their land-based patrols in the area at 6.00pm and will resume routine operational patrols.  

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Cheynes 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.

03 March 2023

Shark ADVICE for Reef Beach west of Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 3 March 2023 at 9:45am

The Shire of Jerramungup have advised that the whale carcass reported at Reef Beach, west of Bremer Bay is no longer in place. 

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