Stay safe at the beach this summer

Stay safe at the beach this summer

While shark encounters are rare in WA, summer is on its way and you can take steps to help keep you and your family safe.

Starting 1 November 2019, the new Sea Sense Roadshow will be visiting Perth beaches providing information on how to stay safe in the river and the sea.

Check the new Sharksmart WA app or sharksmart.com.au before heading to the beach.  You can check the online map for  safety features including shark monitoring receivers, beach enclosures and Beach Emergency Number (BEN) signage which allows for easy location in the case of emergencies.   The app also provides current alerts and warnings of shark sightings.

Other options you may consider is purchasing a personal shark deterrent.

For more information and tips on staying safe this summer, visit sharksmart.com.au and download the SharkSmart WA app from the App Store and Google Play.