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News and Alerts

03 May 2022

Shark ADVICE for Normans Beach near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Normans Beach in the City of Albany.

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02 May 2022

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

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Trigg water users, due to a partial outage in the Shark Monitoring Network.

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21 March 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Ocean Reef

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Ocean Reef water users, due to a partial outage in the Shark Monitoring Network at Ocean Reef.

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20 May 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 20 May at 9:20am

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network.

The shark monitoring receivers located at 3.5km off Trigg and Ocean Reef remain 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 see, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. 

19 May 2022

Shark WARNING for Matilda Bay near Perth

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for Matilda Bay, near Royal Perth Yacht Club in Perth after a reported shark interaction.  

21 April 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Busselton Receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 21 April at 11:40am

The Busselton Shark Monitoring Network receiver located adjacent to the Busselton Jetty has been replaced with three new-generation receivers. 

The new receivers have been installed on the Busselton Jetty and provide coverage of the water adjacent to the entire jetty, delivering improved safety outcomes. 

For more information visit – https://www.sharksmart.com.au/news/three-new-next-gen-shark-monitoring/

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.

05 April 2022

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Frenchman Bay, Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 5 April 2022 at 3:00pm

Services have been restored to the Frenchman Bay Shark Monitoring Network receiver.

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.

24 March 2022

Shark ADVICE for reported sighting notifications

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 24 March at 2:50pm

The technical fault impacting the automatic posting of reported shark sightings to Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed has been resolved. The Shark Notification System is fully operational again. 

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 2022

Shark WARNING for Florida Beach near Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 March at 9:22am

Rangers from the City of Mandurah have reopened beaches in the Florida Beach area, following a reported shark interaction on Sunday 6 March.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recommend additional caution in the Florida 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.

28 February 2022

Shark ADVICE for Albany Waterfront Marina in City of Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 28 February 2022 at 2:17pm

DPIRD (Fisheries) have been advised that the dolphin carcass at Albany Waterfront Marina has now been removed.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from the 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 – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

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