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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.

02 May 2017

Shark ADVICE – Ocean Reef SMN receiver offline

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 3.45pm, 8 May 2017
Fisheries advise that the Ocean Reef Shark Monitoring Network satellite-linked receiver is back on line. The network is now fully operational.

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system.

20 April 2017

Wylie Bay beaches reopen but caution is advised

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries officers will continue patrols of Wylie Bay and the Kelp Beds surf break, near Esperance, following the reopening of beaches after Monday’s fatal shark bite incident.

19 April 2017

Beaches remain closed in area of fatal shark bite incident

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries officers will today continue patrols of Wylie Bay and the Kelp Beds surf break, near Esperance, where a fatal shark bite incident occurred late on Easter Monday.

17 April 2017

Fatal shark bite incident near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Department of Fisheries officers are currently involved in assisting WA Police following a fatal shark bite incident at Kelp Beds surf break in Wylie Bay, near Esperance.

13 March 2017

Shark WARNING Cape Hamelin to Eagle Bay.

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark WARNING has been issued for the area between Cape Hamelin and Eagle Bay in the South West after an increased number of reported shark sightings.

02 March 2017

Shark WARNING for Middleton Beach near Albany

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark WARNING has been issued for Middleton Beach in the City of Albany after an increased number of tagged shark detections.

27 February 2017

Shark WARNING for Mauds Point, near Coral Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark WARNING has been issued for Mauds Point, near Coral Bay after an interaction with a shark was reported. The incident occurred on Saturday 25 February and was reported to authorities on Monday 27 February. 

24 February 2017

Shark WARNING for Falcon Bay near Mandurah

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark WARNING has been issued for Falcon Bay Mandurah after a possible interaction with a shark was reported this morning.

10 February 2017

Shark ADVICE for partial Clever Buoy outage at City Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the Clever Buoy near-shore shark detection system which is currently being trialled at City Beach.

Updated 22/02: The partial outage has been resolved and the system is now fully operational.

Updated 21/02:

  • The south side of the Clever Buoy installation at City Beach remains offline and sonar detections from that part of the system are not currently operational. 
  • The north side of the Clever Buoy installation is now fully operational.
  • System operators, continue working to restore the Clever Buoy trial to full operational status.

 

05 February 2017

Shark ADVICE for partial Clever Buoy outage at City Beach

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 11.35am, 5 February 2017
The sytem operators have advised that the Clever Buoy shark detection trial at City Beach is now fully operational again after this morning's partial outage.

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system.