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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.

26 November 2016

Trial of new shark detection technology

Media Release
  • ‚ÄčLiberal National Government approves funding for trial of Clever Buoy technology
  • Trial is part of Government's $33 million WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategy
09 October 2016

Lift-off for shark surveillance drone trial

Media Release
  • $88,000 Liberal National Government investment in SLSWA trial of drone surveillance technology
  • Trial to be conducted at metropolitan and regional locations this summer
30 September 2016

Shark WARNING between Trigg and Cottesloe

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

UPDATED 06 October.
The shark WARNING issued last Friday for Perth metropolitan waters between Trigg and Cottesloe, remains in place for this weekend.

30 September 2016

Check SharkSmart before entering water

Media Release
  • New campaign launched encouraging visits to SharkSmart before entering ocean
  • All shark sightings should be reported to Water Police
13 September 2016

Shark ADVICE for Trigalow Beach east of Bremer Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark ADVICE has been issued, due to two whale carcasses that have come ashore at Trigalow Beach, near Point Anne, east of the Town of Bremer Bay.

05 September 2016

Shark WARNING for Injidup Beach near Yallingup

Current Alerts and Warnings

A shark WARNING has been issued for Yallingup, after an interaction with a shark was reported late this afternoon at Injidup Beach.

02 September 2016

Shark ADVICE for Leeman

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a humpback whale calf carcass being washed ashore approximately 800metres north of Leeman town site, near Tailor Rocks.

02 September 2016

Shark WARNING for Mettams Pool to Watermans Bay

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
The Department of Fisheries has issued a new shark warning for the northern suburbs of the Perth Metropolitan area, for beaches, surf and dive spots, between Mettams Pool and Watermans Bay. This replaces the previous warning for beaches between Scarborough and Hillarys Boat Harbour issued on 26 August. 

30 August 2016

Shark ADVICE regarding Garden Island SMN receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update: 2.45pm, 1 September 2016
Fisheries advise that the Garden Island Shark Monitoring Network satellite-linked receiver is back online. 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.

26 August 2016

Shark WARNING for Scarborough to Hillarys

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:
The Department of Fisheries has re-issued the shark warning for the northern suburbs of the Perth Metropolitan area, for beaches, surf and dive spots, between Scarborough and Hillarys Boat Harbour after a continuation of regular shark sightings in the area.