News and Alerts
Shark INCIDENT for Varanus Island near Onslow28 July 2021
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently involved in assisting with a shark bite incident at Varanus Island near Onslow.
- A male fisher has received injuries after being bitten by a Lemon shark at approximately 8.00 pm on Tuesday 27 July.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Varanus Island area.
- Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
- If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
What authorities are doing:
DPIRD is working with local authorities to coordinate responses.
Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.
Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.