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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Wednesday 20 December 2017

Helping regional councils improve beach safety

​Regional councils from Geraldton to the South Australian border can now apply for Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signage to give beachgoers vital location information for people to provide to emergency services when responding to serious incidents.

The BEN signs are part of the State Government's commitment to strengthen emergency measures, following the fatal shark bite incident at Falcon in 2016 that claimed the life of Ben Gerring.

The locations of the uniquely coded signs will be recorded with emergency services and also include the street address and nearest cross street.

Funding of up to $50,000 is available for regional councils to install the BEN signage system. 

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