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Staying safe

Common sense tips here.
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Our Commitment

Shark hazard mitigation strategies.
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Help keep everyone safe.
Report shark sightings to
water police on
9442 8600

Keep enjoying the beach

Most of us have a routine before we go to the beach. We might check the weather, pack a bag and put on sunscreen. Now you can be Sharksmart by checking the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detections before you hit the water. Check Now

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Consultation for SMART drumline trial and satellite-linked receiver locations

THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SEEKS YOUR VIEWS ON THE LOCATION FOR THE NON-LETHAL SMART DRUMLINE TRIAL AND DEPLOYMENT OF SATELLITE-LINKED (VR4G) ACOUSTIC RECEIVERS IN THE SOUTH-WEST.

Public consultation will be conducted between Thursday 13 September and Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Shark Deterrent Rebate

The Western Australian Government is offering a rebate of $200 to Western 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.

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.

Shark Activity Map

This map shows the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network.

Click on the pin to show details on the time, date, location and any extra details about the sighting or detection. The page also includes any current alerts and warnings.

Research Report

New insight into white shark behaviour.
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Research Map

Detection data from the acoustic receiver arrays.
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Shark Sightings, Detections & Responses

The Western Australian Government has invested more than $33 million in a broad range of shark hazard mitigation strategies.

We have developed a world first, integrated shark notification and response system which is a partnership between the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Water Police and Surf Life Saving WA.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions here.
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Shark species & facts

  • Biology

    Biology

    Sharks belong to a class of fish called Chondrichthyes, which have skeletons made of cartilage and not bone.

  • Shark Senses

    Shark Senses

    Sharks have well-developed eyesight and sense of smell.

     

  • Shark Numbers

    Shark Numbers

    The high number of shark species along our coastline is an indication of how healthy our marine ecosystems truly are.

  • Life Cycle

    Life Cycle

    Different species of sharks have lifespans varying from a few years to several decades.