News & Alerts
Shark WARNING for Town Beach in Mandurah07 February 2024
A shark WARNING has been issued for Town Beach in the City of Mandurah after a reported shark interaction.
- The shark interaction was reported by a member of the public at approximately 8:05 am on 7 February 2024.
- A reported two-metre bronze whaler shark bumped into a jet ski approximately 100 metres from shore around 7:14 am.
- To reduce the threat to people, Town Beach has now been closed by City of Mandurah who will continue to reassess the situation.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Town Beach, Mandurah area.
- Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA.
- 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:
Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), along with staff from City of Mandurah are monitoring the situation.
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 updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.