Report a shark sighting

Warning sign
Warning sign displayed on a beach where a shark has been sighted. It recommends that swimming is not advised because a shark has been sighted in the area. For more information go to VicEmergency or the VicEmergency app (below).

Report any shark sightings immediately to Victoria Police via '000'.

You will be asked to provide:

  • date and time of the sighting
  • location – be as specific as possible and include the beach or landmark name and distance from shore (quote emergency beach markers if nearby)
  • shark species (if known) and any distinguishing features
  • estimated size
  • contact details for follow up.

The sighting will be reported through VicEmergency.

In the unlikely event of a shark attack, call 000 immediately and ask for ambulance.



Visit VicEmergency for all emergency warnings including shark sightings at patrolled beaches. Download the VicEmergency App from the App Store or Google Play:

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