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Shark Mitigation Strategy

The Western Australian Government is working with its partners to protect our beach-going lifestyle. It’s important that the surfers, swimmers and divers who love to use our amazing coastline can continue to do so, while understanding the facts about sharks and the hazards they present.

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Western Australia Water Police

Western Australia Water Police

23 January 2014

The Western Australia Water Police is responsible for policing Western Australia's extensive coastline, and its control centre is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600.

This number is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Or via marine radio:

  • HF - 6215, 4125, 8291 and 8176
  • VHF- 16 and 67

Information will then be sent to response agencies allowing beaches to be closed and the public to be notified.

Call 000 for life threatening emergencies, or 131 444 for marine emergencies.

Visit WA Water Police website.

 

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