Shark sighting log

The sightings listed here are compiled from third parties from information given to fisheries officers. They are seldom verified or confirmed and no responsibility is taken for the accuracy of the information and we do not guarantee that the information on this website represents all known shark sightings.

The shark sightings recorded on this site do not necessarily indicate the presence or absence of sharks in any particular area or at a certain time and recorded sightings may not be specifically accurate, valid or useful.

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Identifier codes

P - Report from member of the public
R - Surf Life Saving South Australia
S - Report from South Australia Police
A - Report from Abalone Divers Association
W - White Sharks Count program (including sighting ID number) – these reports are provided some time after the sighting date

Sightings

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1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 (153 reports)

2013

Date of Sighting Time of Sighting Date of Report Time of Report Sighting Location Shark Species Identifier
30 Dec 2013 2:00pm 30 Dec 2013 3:42pm Port MacDonnell. Area known as the back beach. Port Jackson Shark P
30 Dec 2013 8:00am 31 Dec 2013 7:07pm 3 mtr white pointer silt grounds at Whyalla White Shark P
29 Dec 2013 2:10pm 02 Jan 2014 9:51am Port Noarlunga, sighted from shark patrol White Shark S
28 Dec 2013 11:00am 30 Dec 2013 8:17am 200 300m off shore north Beach Wallaroo Unknown S
28 Dec 2013 1:21pm 30 Dec 2013 8:18am Button Rd Sellicks Beach Unknown S
28 Dec 2013 2:25pm 03 Jan 2014 3:49pm Aldinga Bay boat ramp Bronze Whaler R
28 Dec 2013 1:30pm 03 Jan 2014 3:47pm Sellicks Beach, near stairs Gummy Shark R
28 Dec 2013 3:45pm 03 Jan 2014 3:59pm North end of Aldinga Boat Ramp Bronze Whaler R
28 Dec 2013 2:35pm 03 Jan 2014 3:51pm Silver Sands Bronze Whaler R
28 Dec 2013 3:50pm 03 Jan 2014 4:01pm Silver Sands Bronze Whaler R
27 Dec 2013 6:00pm 27 Dec 2013 1:04pm Aldinga Beach Conservation park Unknown P
26 Dec 2013 6:20pm 27 Dec 2013 9:16am Aldinga Beach Unknown S
26 Dec 2013 3:58pm 03 Jan 2014 5:29pm Middleton Rocks, 250 m to sea Smooth Hammerhead R
26 Dec 2013 12:00pm 27 Dec 2013 1:03pm North Haven, 200m from shore Unknown F
25 Dec 2013 3:23pm 27 Dec 2013 1:57pm West Beach, 200m from shore Unknown P
25 Dec 2013 6:45pm 27 Dec 2013 9:14am Sellicks Beach, sited 200metres off shore. Unknown S
20 Dec 2013 3:00am 20 Dec 2013 12:14pm Grange trye reef about 3 am White Shark P
20 Dec 2013 2:00pm 04 Feb 2014 9:41pm North Beach Wallaroo SA. Just out of shallows moving into blue line Unknown P
19 Dec 2013 11:30am 20 Dec 2013 1:50pm Port Willunga. 80 metres off shore near Marlin Rd. Unknown S
19 Dec 2013 12:00am 19 Dec 2013 11:48am 30 meters off shore out from beach rd clear visible water Bronze Whaler P
18 Dec 2013 10:00am 18 Dec 2013 2:16pm Glenelg Tyre reef White Shark P
17 Dec 2013 12:00pm 17 Dec 2013 4:54pm Point Turton heading towards Hardwicke Bay White Shark P
16 Dec 2013 11:09am 16 Dec 2013 3:49pm 200 meters off beach at Grange following a kayaker who went back the beach Unknown S
15 Dec 2013 12:38pm 16 Dec 2013 10:04am 40m from Semaphore heading towards Tennyson Unknown S
15 Dec 2013 10:50am 16 Dec 2013 9:59am Largs Bay approx 50 ms off shore Unknown S
15 Dec 2013 8:30am 15 Dec 2013 1:17pm 30 metres out from college road somerton park Unknown P
15 Dec 2013 11:44am 16 Dec 2013 9:54am 20 meters of Carrickalinga Beach Unknown S
14 Dec 2013 2:05pm 15 Dec 2013 9:10pm Sellicks beach, southern end Bronze Whaler R
14 Dec 2013 2:20pm 15 Dec 2013 9:14pm Second Valley - Wirrina Bronze Whaler R
14 Dec 2013 1:50pm 15 Dec 2013 9:08pm Seaford (reef area) Bronze Whaler R
12 Dec 2013 3:40pm 12 Dec 2013 5:21pm Normanville. Unknown S
08 Dec 2013 1:14pm 09 Dec 2013 9:26am Off Carrickalinga SA 30 mtr offshore Unknown S
07 Dec 2013 7:00pm 07 Dec 2013 7:55pm parsons beach apporx 7-8 foot knocked surfer off board Unknown P
07 Dec 2013 1:38pm 15 Dec 2013 9:01pm Normanville Jetty - southern side Bronze Whaler R
07 Dec 2013 4:56pm 15 Dec 2013 8:58pm Port Willunga, in front of Star of Greece restaurant Bronze Whaler R
30 Nov 2013 4:39pm 15 Dec 2013 8:54pm Moana North - reef area Bronze Whaler R
24 Nov 2013 1:45pm 15 Dec 2013 8:51pm Normanville, near creek outlet 150m from shore Bronze Whaler R
18 Nov 2013 6:00pm 18 Nov 2013 11:06pm 1km off bower rd semaphore White Shark P
17 Nov 2013 10:00am 03 Dec 2013 1:28pm 2.5 miles west of Largs Bay jetty. Circled the boat three times White Shark P
17 Nov 2013 1:15pm 18 Nov 2013 9:12am 1km out from Grange Jetty heading south Unknown S
16 Nov 2013 3:55pm 15 Dec 2013 8:45pm 2m Bronze Whaler; Sellicks (SW corner) Bronze Whaler R
16 Nov 2013 3:25pm 15 Dec 2013 8:47pm Normanville, Lady Bay end Bronze Whaler R
10 Nov 2013 2:42pm 10 Nov 2013 7:42pm 2m shark sighted approx 40m from shore directly in front of the Moana SLSC by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. Moana SLSC advised and shark herded to sea, last sighted approx 900m out and still heading to deeper water Bronze Whaler R
10 Nov 2013 3:21pm 10 Nov 2013 7:45pm Hallet Cove - 200m south of the beach area Bronze Whaler R
04 Nov 2013 12:00am 04 Nov 2013 3:09pm St Peters Island near Ceduna White Shark P
03 Nov 2013 2:25pm 04 Nov 2013 3:48pm Normanville, 100 m south of jetty Bronze Whaler R
03 Nov 2013 2:47pm 04 Nov 2013 3:51pm Normaville, 200m south of jetty - opposite walkway to caravan park Bronze Whaler R
03 Nov 2013 1:55pm 04 Nov 2013 3:45pm North area of Moana near reef area. Bronze Whaler R
02 Nov 2013 10:30am 03 Nov 2013 9:12am 6miles directly out from north haven boat ramp White Shark P
02 Nov 2013 2:17am 04 Nov 2013 9:27am 4 off Normaville heading to Lady Bay 0 helicopter has diverted out to sea and swimmer and divers were alerted and left the water Dusky Shark S
02 Nov 2013 12:00am 02 Nov 2013 9:06pm 20m Offshore, Maslin Beach Unknown F
02 Nov 2013 12:00pm 02 Nov 2013 9:19pm Normanville Unknown F
02 Nov 2013 11:10am 04 Nov 2013 9:35am in about 1m of water near the entrance of DAVENPORT CREEK heading towards the entrance. The shark was chased away by the Fisheries Officers and swimmers less than a kilometer away and others at DAVENPORT CREEK were warned of it’s presence in the area. Bronze Whaler P
02 Nov 2013 12:00pm 02 Nov 2013 9:16pm Mouth of Davenport Creek Ceduna Bronze Whaler P
02 Nov 2013 1:57pm 03 Jan 2014 5:36pm Lady Bay Bronze Whaler R
02 Nov 2013 5:00pm 04 Nov 2013 9:55am off Maslin Beach heading out to sea and helicopter herded out to sea to about 800 metres. Bronze Whaler S
02 Nov 2013 4:00pm 04 Nov 2013 9:56am Maslin Beach Unknown S
02 Nov 2013 4:10pm 03 Jan 2014 5:58pm Gull Rock, Maslins Beach Bronze Whaler R
02 Nov 2013 3:48pm 03 Jan 2014 5:39pm Lady Bay area Bronze Whaler R
24 Oct 2013 12:00am 22 Oct 2013 3:54pm Grange jetty hooked,landed an relesed bronzie 4 fter also had a run from mum or dad but missed it Land based shark hunters Adelaide metro Bronze Whaler P
16 Oct 2013 6:00am 16 Oct 2013 9:56am Grange tyre reef seen heading inshore Bronze Whaler P
12 Oct 2013 8:51am 10 Nov 2013 9:42pm Moana, 200m south of Moana SLSC Bronze Whaler R
11 Oct 2013 5:15am 12 Oct 2013 3:57pm Sighted half a nortical mile to the left of port noarlunga jetty harassing a bottle nose dolphin Smooth Hammerhead P
10 Oct 2013 6:45am 12 Oct 2013 4:07pm Maslins beach nere gull rock couple bIg hammer heads Seen to be harassing something not sure tho Smooth Hammerhead P
10 Oct 2013 7:30am 12 Oct 2013 4:14pm Aldinga beach couple sharks chewing on some sort Of carcus possibly a dolphIn Smooth Hammerhead P
10 Oct 2013 6:15am 12 Oct 2013 4:03pm Mowana beach Big hammers Smooth Hammerhead P
09 Oct 2013 11:45am 10 Oct 2013 8:23pm South Port, 150 metres off shore. 1 meter from surface. Grey/brown - seen swimming next to me while I was surfing. Bronze Whaler P
08 Oct 2013 11:43am 09 Oct 2013 12:36am christies beach straight out from beach road White Shark P
07 Oct 2013 2:29pm 08 Oct 2013 1:37pm 15kms out near the Buckets st Killara boat ramp White Shark P
07 Oct 2013 5:00am 07 Oct 2013 1:59pm Osullivans beach boat ramp break wall White Shark P
06 Oct 2013 3:15pm 07 Oct 2013 1:54pm Mako shark 7 ft seen jumping Down troutbeck smashing salmon school Shortfin Mako P
06 Oct 2013 12:00pm 08 Oct 2013 9:25am Streaky Bay Unknown P
06 Oct 2013 12:30pm 10 Oct 2013 12:51am 2 km east of cape hart kangaroo island White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 11:29am 07 Feb 2013 3:42pm off Henley Jetty, 100m off shore Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 5:11am 06 Mar 2013 9:35am 30m from Sellicks Beach Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 2:30pm 28 Jan 2013 6:53pm Port Willunga Beach, 300 mtrs north of star of greece. Shark about 50-70mtrs from shore. Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 11:00am 09 May 2013 4:09pm Point Lowly White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 12:00pm 15 Jan 2013 12:16pm 500m off Glenelg Jetty heading into shore 13ft long Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 5:30pm 25 Jan 2013 4:02pm Within 1 nautical mile of coast, Anchorage area at Avoid Bay in Coffin Bay National Park White Shark A
01 Oct 2013 6:30pm 26 Feb 2013 2:29pm Aldinga Beach Reef White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 1:15pm 18 Mar 2013 1:27pm 30-50m offshore at RAPID BAY Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 11:10am 06 Jan 2013 11:20am Port noarlunga southport beach Bronze Whaler P
01 Oct 2013 4:47pm 14 Jan 2013 8:44am Sellicks Beach Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 1:00pm 14 Jan 2013 8:46am Boat channel at St Kilda Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 10:00am 08 Apr 2013 9:30am West Cape, Innes national park, Yorke Penninsula Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 8:30am 15 Apr 2013 3:06pm Semaphore Beach Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 1:20pm 03 Jan 2013 12:30pm Moana North, approximately 150m to sea. Bronze Whaler R
01 Oct 2013 2:00pm 25 Jan 2013 3:32pm Wreck Beach near Sleaford Bay Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 12:00pm 21 Mar 2013 3:12pm Eastern Cover Kangeroo Island White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 4:07pm 21 Jan 2013 9:01am Glenelg North Off King Street Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 12:20pm 16 Jun 2013 12:58pm Marino Rocks, 50m from shore White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 25 Jan 2013 3:48pm 200m south west of Grange Jetty Unknown F
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 20 May 2013 4:55pm Sandbar at Grange Beach Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 9:30am 07 Jan 2013 9:42am Coobowie, in water just off 4 beach road, 50m offshore Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 12:48pm 26 Feb 2013 3:03pm Swimming approximately 500 meters off beach Bronze Whaler S
01 Oct 2013 2:00am 26 Apr 2013 9:46pm Daly head yorke peninsula White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 8:00am 04 Jan 2013 11:31am Between the watchers Elliston and Seal island. White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 10:04pm 07 Oct 2013 4:35pm Onkaparinga river ! River road scout hall boat launch Port Jackson Shark P
01 Oct 2013 11:03am 06 Jan 2013 11:09am South port beach port noarlunga 20 meters off shore Bronze Whaler P
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 15 Mar 2013 12:54pm Fishery Bay, 30km south of Port Lincoln, beach area. Approximately 100m from shore White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 11:00am 28 Feb 2013 6:18pm 80m offshore, Silver Sands Beach Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 1:00pm 14 Jan 2013 8:48am Jurassic - Spencer Gulf out of Wallaroo White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 02 Apr 2013 2:12pm Barge Snapper Ground Stanbury Androssan White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 10:11am 19 Feb 2013 12:37pm Dutton Bay, South Australia Bronze Whaler P
01 Oct 2013 1:00pm 14 Jan 2013 12:40am Jurassic - Spencer Gulf. Out of Wallaroo. White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 10:04am 23 Sep 2013 10:05am goowla beach sa White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 25 Jan 2013 3:49pm Offshore from Seaford Rd and The Esplanade Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 6:42pm 03 Jan 2013 9:24am Moana Beach. 30 to 40 meters from the beach. Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 11 Jan 2013 3:53pm South break off Reef Head near Coffin Bay within 1 nautical mile of coast. White Shark A
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 17 May 2013 5:00pm Second Creek, Tumby Bay White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 5:00pm 16 Jan 2013 9:13am 50 Metres off shore Hallam Terrace, Tennyson Unknown R
01 Oct 2013 6:00pm 08 Jan 2013 12:06am semaphore beach Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 12:00pm 20 Mar 2013 7:54am Cape Bauer, near STREAKY BAY White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 12:51pm 06 Mar 2013 12:59pm Off Moana Beach SA Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 07 Oct 2013 4:38pm River road gravel road car park Port Jackson Shark P
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 25 Jan 2013 3:55pm Offshore at Silver Sands Beach Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 4:13pm 14 Jan 2013 8:43am Aldinga Beach 50m from shore Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 12:00am 12 Apr 2013 7:57am Minlacowie jetty marker in bay out front. About 2 metres from shore. Wobbegong – Cobbler/Banded/Spotted P
01 Oct 2013 11:30am 26 Feb 2013 1:03pm Deep Creek of Baudin Beach Kangeroo Island Bronze Whaler P
01 Oct 2013 3:00pm 31 Jul 2013 10:56am Within 1 nautical mile of coast of Waters of Murat Bay (near Thevenard) White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 2:50pm 11 Feb 2013 12:25pm 150m off shore at Maslin Beach Bronze Whaler S
01 Oct 2013 5:00pm 31 Jul 2013 10:53am Within 1 nautical mile of coast of Red Point (near Point Bollingbroke) White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 1:30pm 24 Jan 2013 4:26pm Wreck Beach, Port Lincoln, South Australia Unknown P
01 Oct 2013 8:46pm 06 Jan 2014 11:42am Iluka Break Wall Unknown S
01 Oct 2013 1:20pm 11 Feb 2014 2:14pm Cape Bauer White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 1:00pm 12 Dec 2013 4:19pm Cowell near the " barge" White Shark P
01 Oct 2013 4:54pm 20 Jan 2014 1:05pm Between Wirrina Resort and Lady Bay Rd, 100 mtrs from shore. Unknown F
01 Oct 2013 2:30am 06 Jan 2014 4:10pm Grindal Island near Port Lincoln White Shark A
05 Sep 2013 11:16am 05 Sep 2013 11:38am Port Willunga approx 200m from beach. White Shark P
05 Sep 2013 12:00am 05 Sep 2013 5:38pm Port Willunga Beach White Shark P
09 Jul 2013 11:03am 10 Jul 2013 4:20pm Proper Bay, near the Shipyard, 20 metres White Shark P
16 Jun 2013 9:57am 18 Jun 2013 12:06pm 1 nautical mile north of Cape Jervois White Shark P
18 May 2013 9:00am 18 May 2013 4:31pm waitpinga -50 metres from shore, chasing salmon White Shark P
26 Apr 2013 12:00am 26 Apr 2013 11:57am Williams Island White Shark P
10 Apr 2013 12:00am 10 Apr 2013 5:11pm Black rocks, Thistle Island White Shark A
23 Mar 2013 10:00am 25 Mar 2013 7:42am Back of Boston island White Shark P
23 Feb 2013 1:33pm 26 Feb 2013 10:46am 100 meters of beach at Maslin Beach Unknown S
23 Feb 2013 2:00pm 25 Feb 2013 10:00am 100 metres south of Hindmarsh Islands Bridge Unknown S
06 Feb 2013 4:30pm 07 Feb 2013 9:38am Blanche Pt Maslin Beach, 500m from shore, hovering in area, no one in the water Unknown S
24 Jan 2013 2:30pm 25 Jan 2013 3:58pm Smith's Rocks, Sir Joseph Banks Group of Islands White Shark S
21 Jan 2013 9:46am 21 Jan 2013 10:20am approximately twenty (20) meter’s from shore at HENLEY BEACH Unknown S
17 Jan 2013 2:32pm 21 Jan 2013 8:39am 300 M off Wentworth Street, Moana Unknown F
10 Jan 2013 8:20am 10 Jan 2013 9:55am Black Rocks, the Passage. White Shark A
10 Jan 2013 8:30am 10 Jan 2013 10:03am Arno Bay. White Shark P
08 Jan 2013 4:00pm 09 Jan 2013 3:41pm Tennyson Beach Semaphore Dusky Shark S
08 Jan 2013 4:00pm 08 Jan 2013 4:19pm Tennyson Beach Semphore Unknown P
08 Jan 2013 4:25pm 09 Jan 2013 3:39pm Aldinga Beach – 50m offshore Unknown S
07 Jan 2013 6:32am 07 Jan 2013 12:04pm Shark inside the Encounter Lakes area believes it has got inside the area when smaller and has grown to a current size of 1 meter. Unknown P
07 Jan 2013 11:00am 08 Jan 2013 11:51am near Point Sir Isaacs at Coffin Bay White Shark P
06 Jan 2013 8:27am 07 Jan 2013 12:01pm Approx 500m from southern end of Maslin Beach. Unknown P
05 Jan 2013 11:00am 06 Jan 2013 2:58pm Moana beach Unknown P
01 Jan 2013 1:39pm 02 Jan 2013 9:55am Seaforth Beach. Unknown S
01 Jan 2013 12:00am 08 Jan 2013 3:16pm approx 500m from southern end of Maslin Beach Unknown P

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