skip to content
Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Shark response unit

The Shark Response Unit was created to research shark populations and movements, improve response plans, and provide advice and information to people who are considering using the water.

These initiatives ensure response agencies can close beaches and the community keeps well informed about sightings. Eventually, our leading research programs will help us better understand shark behaviour and help keep people safe.

Further information about the Shark Response Unit can be found on the Sharksmart website.


Last modified: 16/01/2015 3:34 PM

© All contents copyright Government of Western Australia. All rights reserved. ABN: 18 951 343 745


© This work is copyright. You may display, print or reproduce this material only in an unaltered format for your personal or non-commercial use, or for use within your organisation. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.


The information and advice provided by the Department of Fisheries website is made in good faith and is from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of release onto the website. Changes in circumstances after a document is placed on the website may affect the accuracy of the information. Full disclaimer details are available at