Enjoy NSW beaches and learn how to reduce the risk of a shark encounter.
SharkSmart shout out to all the Holidaymakers and Beachgoers headed to the coast!
Before you hit the water this Summer, it’s a great idea to learn how you can reduce the risk of a shark encounter.
DPI Shark Scientist Dr Amy Smoothey shares the simplest ways to be SharkSmart and reminds beachgoers it is important to remember the ocean is a sharks' domain and there is no 100% safeguard against a shark encounter.
The NSW Government has committed $8 million to the 2020/21 NSW Shark Program to use the most effective ways to protect beachgoers from sharks, backed by five years of scientific research. The Program includes:
Swimmers and surfers can download the SharkSmart app, or follow @NSWSharkSmart on Twitter for real-time shark alerts.
Dive in and find out more about shark species found in NSW.
Nearly all shark bites in coastal waters are attributed to just three species: White Sharks (also known as Great White Sharks and White Pointers), Bull Sharks and Tiger Sharks.
For more information visit www.sharksmart.nsw.gov.au