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News & Alerts

16 September 2022

Shark WARNING increased tagged shark detections

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued after an increased number of tagged shark detections along the metropolitan and South West coast.

14 September 2022

Shark ADVICE for SharkSmart WA app and website

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 14 September at 2:20pm 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that services have been restored to the SharkSmart WA app and website.

During the outage period, there was one white shark detected at the Bunker Bay (west) shark monitoring receiver at 09:58am. This detection information was posted to @SLSWA Twitter and provided to relevant land managers via text message.  The Bunker Bay Shark Warning System was automatically activated upon detection of the shark, notifying beach users. This information is now available on the SharkSmart WA app and website. 

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 Twitter.

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

31 August 2022

Shark ADVICE for the Shark Warning System at Cove Surf Break, Cottesloe

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 31 August at 2:15pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Warning System (tower) at Cove Surf Break in the Town of 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.

25 August 2022

Shark INCIDENT for Mistaken Island near City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 25 August at 1:25pm

The City of Albany have removed warning signs from Goode Beach, near Mistaken Island, Albany.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recommends additional caution in the waters near Mistaken Island and the surrounding 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

09 August 2022

Shark ADVICE for Binningup north of Bunbury in the Shire of Harvey

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 9 August at 12:20pm

Staff from the Shire of Harvey have inspected the area near The Weed Banks surfing spot, Binningup and have advised that the turtle carcass is no longer in place.

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

02 August 2022

Shark ADVICE for Turtle Bay in Abrolhos Islands

Current Alerts and Warnings

Updated 2 August 2022 at 9:25am

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have advised the whale carcass that was located at Turtle Bay in Abrolhos Islands is no longer on the 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.

01 August 2022

Shark ADVICE for Little Bay in Shire of Northampton

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 1 August 2022 at 11:11am

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Fisheries Officers have advised the whale carcass that was located at Little Bay, south of Gregory in the Shire of Northampton is no longer in place.

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.

18 July 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – 3.5km off Trigg

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 18 July 2022 at 3:30pm

Services have now been restored to the 3.5km off Trigg Shark Monitoring Network receiver.

The shark monitoring receiver at Ocean Reef remains offline.

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.

13 July 2022

Shark ADVICE for Windy Harbour in the Shire of Manjimup

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 13 July at 2:40pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have advised the juvenile whale carcass east of the Windy Harbour settlement in the Shire of Manjimup is no longer in place.

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 July 2022

Shark ADVICE for Carnac Island near Fremantle

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 12 July at 9:15am

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the sea lion carcass from Carnac Island.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the sea lion 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.