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


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1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 (118 reports)


Date of Sighting Time of Sighting Date of Report Time of Report Sighting Location Shark Species Identifier
31 Dec 2014 5:55pm 02 Jan 2015 3:13pm Farm Beach Coffin Bay White Shark P
28 Dec 2014 1:15pm 30 Dec 2014 11:39am 3m shark sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Heli at Lady Bay (Normanville) 200m from shore. People cleared and shark herded to sea and boats advised White Shark R
27 Dec 2014 3:35pm 30 Dec 2014 11:34am 3.5m shark sighted between Middleton and Goolwa by Westpac Lifesaver Heli. People warned and shark herded out to sea White Shark R
27 Dec 2014 11:05am 30 Dec 2014 11:37am 2.5m shark sighted by Westpac Heli 150m from shore near Broadway (Glenelg) heading south. Swimmers cleared from water and shark herded over 1km to sea Bronze Whaler R
21 Dec 2014 9:17am 22 Dec 2014 5:24pm 3.5m shark (possible white) sighted 70m from shore near Broadway during swim event by Westpac Lifesaver Helo. Alerted swimmers and Club, cleared water and herded shark to 1.5km to sea White Shark R
20 Dec 2014 6:35am 06 Jan 2015 11:56am 200to 300m South of Moana Surf life saving club Unknown P
19 Dec 2014 11:31am 19 Dec 2014 8:59pm Wool Bay, 6M of water fishing out from Kleins point; location "tippy" White Shark P
14 Dec 2014 11:20am 14 Dec 2014 11:58am Large shark seen by swimmer approximately 300 m off West Beach, near sailing club. Water Operations and Surf Command notified. Sailing club to be notified. Unknown S
14 Dec 2014 4:18pm 15 Dec 2014 1:28pm 3m shark, possibly same as earlier sighted at Somerton, 100 north of SLSC and 30m from shore. Initial report from fixed wing and asked to attend - arrived 15 mins later and sighted. Herded to sea and remained in area for 20-25 minutes Bronze Whaler R
14 Dec 2014 3:50pm 15 Dec 2014 1:26pm 2.5 shark sighted by Westpac Heli approx 40m from shore on outside of small breaking cruising - no one in water at Parsons or Waitpinga - no action Bronze Whaler R
14 Dec 2014 12:26pm 15 Dec 2014 1:25pm 3m shark sighted by Westpac heli 40m from shore in front of Somerton Sailing Club. Herded to sea but returned twice through to Broadway before finally staying out Bronze Whaler R
13 Dec 2014 1:15pm 15 Dec 2014 1:20pm 3 sharks sighted Tennyson (400m north of Grange Jetty) approx 100m from shore by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Heli. 2 x sharks 2m with one 2.5m. Area cleared and sharks herded to seas with support of other rescue craft Bronze Whaler R
13 Dec 2014 3:40pm 15 Dec 2014 1:22pm Westpac heli sighted 3m shark within 3 metres of swimmers in flagged area, siren activated, Normanville members assist with evacuation of water. SUP being followed Bronze Whaler R
11 Dec 2014 8:30am 12 Dec 2014 8:34pm 400 metres south of Grange jetty, less than 100 metres from shore Unknown P
07 Dec 2014 12:00am 10 Dec 2014 11:31am Streaky Bay, Near the pontoons close to shore White Shark P
02 Dec 2014 12:00am 06 Jan 2015 11:58am approx 150m South of Glenelg Unknown R
30 Nov 2014 12:08pm 01 Dec 2014 8:24am 2.5-3m shark sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter at West Beach, 200m north of West Beach SLSC, 70m from shore. Water cleared and shark herded to sea Bronze Whaler R
29 Nov 2014 2:20pm 01 Dec 2014 8:19am 3m shark sighted at Chiton Rocks by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter, approx 200m from shore. Area cleared and shark herded 600m + to sea Bronze Whaler R
27 Nov 2014 11:46am 03 Dec 2014 2:44pm 300m from Point Turton Jetty White Shark P
23 Nov 2014 2:05pm 28 Nov 2014 12:13pm 3.5-4m shark Bronze (possible white) sighted 50m from shore 200m north of the Somerton SLSC by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. Police launch and 2 x Lifesaver Jet Rescue Boats and 3 x Rescue Water Craft alerted and water cleared. Shark difficult to move to deep water. White Shark R
21 Nov 2014 3:20pm 21 Nov 2014 5:37pm Approx 1-1.5 km off of the Whyalla jetty in the sand holes to the right. Water depth was 5 metres. This area is used by recreational wind surfing, it is also located in front of the Whyalla foreshore, a popular recreational beach. SAPOL, Sea Rescue advised by phone. Message left with Whyalla Surf Life Saving. My position is Whyalla Fisheries Officer. White Shark P
16 Nov 2014 12:16pm 19 Nov 2014 4:00pm Between Memory Cave and Cape Catastrophe White Shark P
16 Nov 2014 12:16pm 03 Dec 2014 2:41pm Between Memory Cave and Cape Catastrophe White Shark P
09 Nov 2014 1:50pm 10 Nov 2014 12:35pm Glenelg, 5 m from shore at the northern end of main Glenelg beach - between artificial reef and pat groin. Approx 1.5m-2m herded to sea by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. Support from Glenelg Inflatable Rescue Boat Bronze Whaler R
07 Nov 2014 6:01pm 10 Nov 2014 12:33pm Somerton, in front of sailing club, 30m from shore, moved south along shore and was herded over 700m to sea at the car park south of the Minda sand dunes by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicotper. Siren sounded and water cleared. Support from Jet Rescue Boat and Inflatable Rescue Boat Bronze Whaler R
06 Nov 2014 8:30am 07 Nov 2014 6:27pm West Beach 1.5km out from Ramp White Shark P
25 Oct 2014 4:26pm 27 Oct 2014 5:01pm 1.5m shark sighted south of Hallett Cove (near desal area) by Westpac Lifesaver Heli. No one in area or in close vicinity Bronze Whaler R
25 Oct 2014 4:07pm 27 Oct 2014 4:59pm 2m shark sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Heli at Maslins North, adjacent to reef, 20m from shore. Lifesaver 2 Jet Rescue Boat called into assist - herded to deeper water Bronze Whaler R
25 Oct 2014 2:16pm 27 Oct 2014 4:57pm 2.5m shark sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Heli at Aldinga, 50m from shore and 60m north of Aldinga SLSC. Herded over 1km to seas Bronze Whaler R
25 Oct 2014 1:56pm 27 Oct 2014 4:55pm Moana Point, 3m shark sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter 40m from shore. Siren sounded and shark herded approx 800m to sea. Lifesaver 2 Jet Rescue Boat called into assist Bronze Whaler R
18 Oct 2014 1:00pm 20 Oct 2014 8:31am Normanville, 1km south of surf lifesaving club, 50m from shore. Siren sounded and Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter herded shark to deep water Bronze Whaler R
12 Oct 2014 1:24pm 13 Oct 2014 8:13pm Normanville beach: 10m from shore 300m north of the Normanville SLSC Bronze Whaler R
04 Oct 2014 1:00pm 04 Oct 2014 2:27pm Grange tier reef White Shark P
15 Sep 2014 12:00am 15 Sep 2014 2:25pm Report from Commercial Marine Scale fisher that number of Great White Sharks seen in the Farm Beach/Little Douglas area in past two weeks. Not sure if it is the same shark or multiple sharks of the same specie White Shark P
13 Sep 2014 2:50pm 13 Sep 2014 3:20pm In line with Recreation Parade off Semaphore Park. Unknown P
30 Aug 2014 12:00pm 01 Sep 2014 3:09pm norma wreck off Semaphore White Shark P
31 Jul 2014 8:59am 01 Aug 2014 8:53am Port Agusta between Shoreline Caravan park and Redbanks Port Jackson Shark P
19 Jun 2014 5:00pm 19 Jun 2014 6:52pm Middleton Point Unknown P
15 Jun 2014 4:20am 16 Jun 2014 1:38pm Christies beach . Horshoe reef. 600 meters of shore White Shark P
08 Jun 2014 11:30am 08 Jun 2014 6:02pm Port Willunga, 500 meters off beach directly out from old jetty ruins ! White Shark P
08 Jun 2014 11:30am 09 Jun 2014 5:37pm the Glenelg Tyre Reef White Shark P
06 Jun 2014 3:26am 10 Jun 2014 5:53pm End of Outer Harbour rocks. May have been attracted by my burley trail. Attacked Seal while in the water. White Shark P
26 May 2014 12:00am 27 May 2014 12:08pm -34.95744050472756, 138.6186287382557 Bronze Whaler P
21 May 2014 2:00pm 23 May 2014 10:48am Elliston Sand Bar White Shark A
19 May 2014 2:00pm 23 May 2014 10:51am Greenly Beach near Farm Beach White Shark P
19 May 2014 2:00pm 23 May 2014 10:54am Southern Side of Williams Island White Shark P
19 May 2014 1:00pm 23 May 2014 10:50am Elliston Surf Break White Shark P
19 May 2014 10:00am 23 May 2014 10:52am Tungetta Reef near Elliston White Shark P
19 May 2014 9:26am 19 May 2014 10:06am North shields beach Unknown S
14 May 2014 10:35am 14 May 2014 12:36pm White Shark sighted in Waterloo Bay on the sand bar in the entrance, at Elliston White Shark A
14 May 2014 8:00am 23 May 2014 10:55am Elliston Sand Bar White Shark A
09 May 2014 6:55pm 12 May 2014 10:27am Off the end of jetty at Billy Light Point (Port Lincoln) White Shark S
09 May 2014 6:00pm 09 May 2014 11:06pm Billy Lights Point, PORT LINCOLN White Shark P
09 May 2014 5:30pm 10 May 2014 1:03pm 10 meters of Billy Lights Point Boat Ramp, Port Lincoln White Shark P
07 May 2014 4:00pm 08 May 2014 11:09am Waldergrove Island, Anxious Bay near Elliston White Shark A
20 Apr 2014 9:30pm 21 Apr 2014 7:44pm 1m from the Wallaroo Jetty. Bronze Whaler P
19 Apr 2014 1:00pm 08 May 2014 11:11am 3 metre Great White Shark sighted 4 km off Farm Beach towards Point Sir Isaacs. Ate the fisher's berley pot White Shark A
19 Apr 2014 12:00pm 28 Apr 2014 1:03pm 4 km West of Farm Beach Eyre Peninsula White Shark P
13 Apr 2014 6:30am 13 Apr 2014 6:55pm Port River, in front of the Newport Apartments, on the southern side of bridge Blue Shark P
13 Apr 2014 3:30pm 14 Apr 2014 10:13am Newport Quays Marina Causeway rd Glanville Blue Shark P
13 Apr 2014 1:00pm 14 Apr 2014 9:53am Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Blue Shark P
07 Apr 2014 9:00am 08 May 2014 11:12am One mile south east of Hopkins Island White Shark A
06 Apr 2014 9:30am 09 Apr 2014 9:11pm Grange Tyre Reef. 4.5m + White Pointer approached stern of boat within 3m, circled once then swam away. Dorsal fin was within 10cm of surface. Possibly attracted by burley trail for gar/tommies/mackerel (tuna oil). White Shark P
31 Mar 2014 4:30pm 31 Mar 2014 4:54pm 100m south Button Rd Aldinga Beach Unknown S
31 Mar 2014 6:40am 31 Mar 2014 7:26am Chrisites beach about 1km from life saving club not far out about shoulder height, seen from the top of the stairs! Unknown P
30 Mar 2014 12:00am 08 May 2014 11:14am near Coles Point between Coffin Bay and Elliston White Shark A
30 Mar 2014 3:00am 30 Mar 2014 8:02pm Sellicks Beach. Approximately 500meters off shoreline. Unknown P
29 Mar 2014 12:00am 31 Mar 2014 11:20am -34.81803128856072, 138.3885955810547 (Off Largs Bay) Unknown P
26 Mar 2014 8:00pm 08 May 2014 11:16am Northern Anchorage at Pearson Island White Shark A
24 Mar 2014 12:00am 31 Mar 2014 11:26am Days St, Middleton Way Surf Break. No more than waist deep water White Shark P
19 Mar 2014 4:20pm 24 Mar 2014 3:13pm 5m offshore 3 to 4miles sth Port Norlunga Surf Lifesaving Club White Shark S
14 Mar 2014 10:30am 22 Mar 2014 9:19am Between Wirrina and Lady Bay White Shark P
12 Mar 2014 1:10pm 18 Mar 2014 11:09am 200m off Aldinga Boat Ramp heading south. No threat to human life or public safety. SAPOL patrolled area at time of report. Unknown S
28 Feb 2014 4:05pm 05 Mar 2014 9:50am Shark sighting 100 m off West Beach boat ramp Unknown P
28 Feb 2014 3:59pm 05 Mar 2014 10:28am 100 metres off West Beach Boat Ramp Unknown S
27 Feb 2014 1:45pm 05 Mar 2014 10:07am Second Valley and rapid bay White Shark S
18 Feb 2014 1:09pm 18 Feb 2014 2:10pm Near Granites Surf Break near Streaky Bay White Shark A
18 Feb 2014 11:50am 18 Feb 2014 12:28pm Eadith Burge Town Getty White Shark P
18 Feb 2014 12:15pm 18 Feb 2014 3:35pm Granite Surf Break Streaky Bay. White Shark P
10 Feb 2014 4:37pm 11 Feb 2014 12:27pm Off Causeway On Granet Island Victor harbor Unknown P
08 Feb 2014 9:00am 08 Feb 2015 12:29pm Shipwreck of the 'South Australian' commonly named the 'Dredge'. Located approx 6.5km west off Glenelg. White Shark P
08 Feb 2014 6:00pm 09 Feb 2014 7:50pm Christies beach reef Bronze Whaler P
07 Feb 2014 7:00pm 10 Feb 2014 10:22am Second Landing near Point Bolingbroke White Shark P
06 Feb 2014 6:50am 07 Feb 2014 10:08am 14 5km north west of North Haven White Shark P
02 Feb 2014 9:20am 07 Feb 2014 9:59am 400ms off black Pole Unknown S
02 Feb 2014 10:33am 07 Feb 2014 10:03am 1 5kms off shore of west lakes inlet White Shark S
02 Feb 2014 12:45pm 03 Feb 2014 7:38am About 4kl from Brighton Beech Smooth Hammerhead P
01 Feb 2014 1:55pm 01 Feb 2014 3:37pm Kemp Bay, Yorke Peninsula about 10km from Edithburgh Unknown P
28 Jan 2014 11:00am 16 Feb 2014 1:03pm Sceale Bay, Surfers Beach, South Australia 5680 White Shark P
21 Jan 2014 9:30am 21 Jan 2014 4:11pm Boston Bay Port Lincoln Homestead Reef White Shark P
21 Jan 2014 12:00am 28 Jan 2015 3:35pm Esplanade christies beach 100m South of surf life saving club 25-30m out from shore seen by a group of four people reported to SAPOL no. 1538 Unknown S
21 Jan 2014 3:30pm 21 Jan 2014 4:23pm Between point long nose and sir isaacs near coffin bay White Shark P
21 Jan 2014 3:30pm 23 Jan 2014 12:41pm Between Point Longose and Point Sir Issacs Eyre Peninsula White Shark P
20 Jan 2014 12:00am 27 May 2014 12:08pm Wallaroo Unknown P
19 Jan 2014 7:30pm 28 Jan 2015 2:54pm Port Augusta West Boat ramp, 30m offshore report seen via a facebook post and third party reported it to SAPOL White Shark S
17 Jan 2014 8:00pm 18 Jan 2015 8:04pm 2.5m bronze whaler shark circling the waters around baudin bay jetty. Fisherman on boat had filleted their catch and thrown scraps in water by jetty. Bronze Whaler P
16 Jan 2014 10:57am 16 Jan 2014 11:12am 100 metres Robert St Glenelg South. Unknown S
16 Jan 2014 8:30am 16 Jan 2014 10:22am 500 metres from shore near the Kirton Point Jetty at Port Lincoln White Shark P
16 Jan 2014 2:55pm 20 Jan 2014 1:04pm Aldinga Beach heading South toward Hamilton Rd Unknown S
15 Jan 2014 6:20pm 20 Jan 2014 1:04pm Port Willunga near Point Blanch Unknown S
15 Jan 2014 5:45pm 16 Jan 2015 10:55am Large shark sighted by Christies Beach SLSC Boat crew while rowing. Sighted 150m south of reef and approx 100m from shore. Others advised. Unknown P
13 Jan 2014 2:00pm 23 Jan 2014 12:43pm Rocky Island near Greenly Island White Shark P
13 Jan 2014 11:05am 24 Mar 2014 3:17pm 100m out from Aldinga Beach Bronze Whaler S
13 Jan 2014 7:00pm 14 Jan 2014 10:02am End of Fairway Beacon Outer Harbour Shipping Channel White Shark P
13 Jan 2014 5:40pm 20 Jan 2014 12:55pm Brighton, 50 mtrs from shore Unknown S
13 Jan 2014 5:30pm 14 Jan 2014 9:59am West Beach Rd West Beach. 50m off shore heading south. Unknown F
12 Jan 2014 1:00pm 14 Jan 2014 5:50pm 6km west of North Haven Marina, near the known Norma Wreck White Shark P
12 Jan 2014 8:15pm 13 Jan 2014 12:28am Christies beach Directly opposite beach rd Bronze Whaler P
11 Jan 2014 3:13pm 11 Jan 2016 3:20pm Between Middleton and Goolwa Beach Bronze Whaler S
10 Jan 2014 6:45am 10 Jan 2014 6:59am 1km off shore from merino lighthouse White Shark P
09 Jan 2014 1:50pm 10 Jan 2014 8:38am 500m North of Grange. Unknown F
08 Jan 2014 2:14pm 08 Jan 2016 2:15pm Semaphore Jetty 500m South 250m Out Unknown S
07 Jan 2014 8:17am 07 Jan 2014 3:10pm 1 mile north of Brighton Jetty. White Shark S
06 Jan 2014 2:30pm 23 Jan 2014 12:38pm Grindal Island White Shark A
03 Jan 2014 1:17pm 03 Jan 2017 1:27pm 50m South of Brighton Jettym 50m from shore. Unknown S
02 Jan 2014 12:00am 02 Jan 2014 9:17am Corny point, within 100mt shoreline where children swim. Bronze Whaler P
02 Jan 2014 5:35pm 02 Jan 2017 5:49pm Brighton Jetty Unknown S
01 Jan 2014 12:30pm 01 Jan 2014 3:37pm Near point avoid, at golden island lookout beach access, coffin bay national park Unknown P

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