Report a shark sighting

Report any shark sightings immediately to Victoria Police by dialling 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, and will be available for others to see, so they know a shark has been spotted in the area.

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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