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News and Alerts

Find the latest advice, warnings, information and news here, to help you stay informed and be SharkSmart.

You can filter the latest information by alert, or media release. Current alerts and warnings are at the top of the page and highlighted. 

Visit this page regularly to stay updated with the latest shark information.

11 October 2014

Dunsborough – additional caution

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries officers are urging water users to exercise additional caution in the area between Bunker Bay and Quindalup after an interaction with a shark was reported late this afternoon at Castle Rock near Dunsborough.

03 October 2014

Beaches remain closed after shark incident near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Beaches will remain closed in the area near Wylie Bay, east of Esperance, after a shark incident yesterday in which a man was seriously injured.

02 October 2014

Shark incident near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is currently investigating a shark incident at Wylie Bay, near Esperance this morning.

02 October 2014

White shark caught after Esperance incident today

Current Alerts and Warnings

A white shark has been caught in the vicinity of Wylie Bay, at Kelpids Beach, about six kilometres from Esperance, following a serious shark incident in the area this morning.

02 October 2014

Esperance beaches closed after shark incident

Current Alerts and Warnings

Beaches have been closed at Wylie Bay at Kelpids Beach, near Esperance, after a shark incident this morning which resulted in a man being seriously injured.

02 October 2014

Second white shark caught after Esperance incident today

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries officers have caught a second large white shark, about three metres in length, in the Wylie Bay area, east of Esperance.

26 September 2014

More patrols, second shark barrier for South-West

Media Release

Aerial patrols of South-West beaches by Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) will start eight weeks earlier than planned, Premier Colin Barnett announced today.

26 September 2014

Keep alert in the marine environment over school holidays

Current Alerts and Warnings

With a long weekend and school holidays commencing people out on the water are reminded to stay alert and safe in the marine environment, and keep a check on the shark sighting and detection reports available through the Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) Twitter service.

27 August 2014

Check Twitter reminder - shark sightings off Perth beaches

Current Alerts and Warnings

After a white shark sighting off Perth beaches today, the Department of Fisheries is reminding water users to check for the latest shark sighting information before using the water. 

08 August 2014

Extra caution urged - whale carcass found near Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

The Department of Fisheries is advising water users between Cape Knob and Point Henry including Dillon Bay and Dillon Beach, near the South Coast town of Bremer Bay, to exercise additional caution after the discovery of a whale carcass on Dillon beach.