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Switch on your Sea Sense

Every West Australian can bring something to the beach, to help stay safe. It's our Sea Sense. Switch on your Sea Sense by checking for shark activity before you go to the beach. View the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detections before you hit the water. Check Now

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Download the SharkSmart WA app

The SharkSmart WA app combines shark activity information, beach safety features such as Surf Life Saving WA patrolled beaches and weather forecast, to help you plan your trip to the beach.

The app will help you switch on your Sea Sense by providing near real-time information of shark activity including current alerts and warnings. Select your favourite coastal locations and use notifications to receive relevant updates as they happen.

Shark Deterrent Rebate

The Western Australian Government is offering a rebate of $200 to West Australian residents that purchase an approved personal shark deterrent device.

Rebates are available to eligible applicants when purchasing an approved device at a registered retailer.

Shark Mitigation Strategy

The Western Australian Government has implemented one of the strongest, evidence based shark mitigation programs in the world, so that West Australian’s can continue to enjoy the beach and ocean with confidence.

Beach Emergency Numbers

The beach emergency numbers (BEN) system – is a coding system that aims to improve emergency response times by installing signs with unique codes at public beach access points.

These signs provide specific location information, vital when emergency services are deployed in the event of a shark sighting, attack or other beach emergencies.


Discover shark species and facts.
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Shark Monitoring Network.
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Shark Tagging

A dedicated shark tagging program supports the Shark Monitoring Network.

Tagging operations are focused on white and bull sharks to provide important public safety information and to gather research data on broad scale movement.


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