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 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 (66 reports)


Date of Sighting Time of Sighting Date of Report Time of Report Sighting Location Shark Species Identifier
29 Dec 2015 8:30pm 29 Dec 2015 10:58pm Largs North, end of Kybunga Terrace, 50m offshore headed south Unknown P
29 Dec 2015 11:34am 29 Dec 2015 11:47am 3m shark sighted 200m off Goolwa Beach, South Australia. Unknown S
17 Dec 2015 11:00am 21 Dec 2015 9:25am Dicksons ground White Shark P
17 Dec 2015 11:00am 21 Dec 2015 9:46am Dicksons ground White Shark P
16 Dec 2015 12:00am 17 Dec 2015 2:03pm aldinga beach. 22 m offshore and heading south. Unknown S
07 Dec 2015 11:44am 07 Dec 2015 11:51am South of Glenelg Jetty 200 meteres off shore Unknown S
06 Dec 2015 9:50am 06 Dec 2015 9:55am Sultana Point 50m off the point Unknown S
05 Dec 2015 5:45pm 05 Dec 2015 10:51pm 100m south of Normanville surf life saving club 30 meters offshore Unknown S
05 Dec 2015 3:10pm 05 Dec 2015 3:13pm Middleton Beach 200m offshore Unknown S
29 Nov 2015 1:00pm 29 Nov 2015 2:22pm Approx. 6.5 km SE of Whyalla foreshore White Shark P
28 Nov 2015 4:57pm 28 Nov 2015 5:06pm Fifty metres North Of Glenelg Jetty, Fifty metres out from Jetty Bronze Whaler S
28 Nov 2015 12:50pm 02 Dec 2015 1:17pm Somerton Beach, Shark has been herded 600-700m out to sea. White Shark S
28 Nov 2015 3:35pm 02 Dec 2015 1:20pm Aldinga Beach Boat Ramp 100m off shore Bronze Whaler S
22 Nov 2015 9:03am 22 Nov 2015 10:08am A long Esplanade Sumerton Park 150m from beach last seen heading out to sea Unknown S
18 Nov 2015 1:00pm 18 Nov 2015 1:59pm 100m to the north of the end of Port Lincoln town jetty Unknown P
17 Nov 2015 7:00pm 19 Nov 2015 10:15am Adjacent Axel Stenross Museum at Port Lincoln White Shark P
16 Nov 2015 12:00pm 17 Nov 2015 10:44am 100m North of Slidy's Boat Ramp, STREAKY BAY White Shark P
15 Nov 2015 12:55pm 16 Nov 2015 9:30am 350m off shore from BRIGHTON BEACH near the jetty and being herded out further by helicopter White Shark S
15 Nov 2015 12:55pm 16 Nov 2015 9:32am 400m off shore from Broadway, GLENELG Unknown S
14 Nov 2015 3:34pm 16 Nov 2015 9:28am Close to shore near Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club. Herded out to 500m offshore by helicopter. No one in the water. Unknown S
14 Nov 2015 11:45am 16 Nov 2015 9:23am 30m Off shore 100m South of SOMERTON SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB. Herded 800m out to sea by helicopter. Unknown
11 Nov 2015 12:00am 11 Nov 2015 12:12pm Blacks at Elliston White Shark P
10 Nov 2015 1:13pm 16 Nov 2015 7:18pm Marion Bay White Shark P
08 Nov 2015 3:11pm 16 Nov 2015 7:09pm Sommerton Park Beach Unknown S
01 Nov 2015 9:27am 16 Nov 2015 7:18pm Whyalla Bronze Whaler P
31 Oct 2015 11:45am 16 Nov 2015 7:05pm Rapid Bay White Shark S
29 Oct 2015 11:45am 16 Nov 2015 7:17pm Just north of iron ore Jerry White Shark P
28 Oct 2015 5:00pm 29 Oct 2015 3:13pm Stinky Creek Bay North of Port Lincoln Unknown P
24 Oct 2015 4:45pm 25 Oct 2015 3:54pm approx half a km from the St Kilda channel Bronze Whaler P
10 Oct 2015 2:30pm 16 Nov 2015 6:53pm Middle of the Carrickalinga Beach Dusky Shark R
10 Oct 2015 2:00pm 16 Nov 2015 6:55pm Streaky Bay White Shark P
01 Oct 2015 12:00am 04 Nov 2015 9:20pm Parsons Beach, Yorke Peninsula White Shark P
27 Sep 2015 3:35pm 16 Nov 2015 6:51pm Dump Beach Hayborough Unknown P
06 Sep 2015 11:40am 05 Sep 2015 1:43pm One about 60 metres offshore Wreck Beach. Another shark about 50 metres offshore from Lone Pine beach near Sleaford. Also a small pod of dolphins off the point at Sleaford. White Shark P
05 Sep 2015 12:20pm 16 Nov 2015 6:47pm 50m off the coast of Sleaford near Lone Pine Beach White Shark S
04 Sep 2015 6:00pm 06 Sep 2015 8:21am The enterance to the shallows to Little Douglas. White Shark
31 Aug 2015 2:56am 01 Sep 2015 12:49pm Left Point, Fishery Bay (south of Port Lincoln) White Shark S
01 Jul 2015 12:00am 03 Aug 2015 1:44pm Point Davenport, in between Foul Bay and Port Moorowie White Shark P
21 May 2015 12:00am 26 May 2015 10:20pm 1.5 km south of Whyalla jetty White Shark P
03 May 2015 10:45am 03 May 2015 3:26pm Out back off Middleton Beach Western end of Surfers Parade (Cliffs). Unknown P
23 Apr 2015 8:15am 23 Apr 2015 9:03am 100 m off the river mouth at Southport White Shark P
11 Apr 2015 12:00am 13 Apr 2015 8:43am Perforated Island near Coffin Bay. White Shark P
08 Apr 2015 12:00am 13 Apr 2015 8:41am Point Sir Isaacs, Coffin Bay. Close to shore. White Shark P
06 Apr 2015 12:00am 08 Apr 2015 12:58pm 1 nm North of WALDERGROVE ISLAND West White Shark P
03 Apr 2015 12:33am 24 Apr 2015 3:17pm Area known as Myponie Point - North of Pt Riley (Wallaroo) and south of Tickera. 33.49.466 137.37.330 White Shark P
20 Feb 2015 5:03pm 24 Feb 2015 10:19am 50m off shore at Aldinga Beach White Shark S
19 Feb 2015 9:35am 24 Feb 2015 10:17am South Brighton Unknown P
19 Feb 2015 12:00am 20 Feb 2015 1:55pm Hardwicke Bay White Shark P
16 Feb 2015 1:30pm 17 Feb 2015 1:05pm Blacks at ELLISTON White Shark A
14 Feb 2015 3:36pm 14 Feb 2015 4:17pm Moonta Bay Jetty Unknown S
13 Feb 2015 4:49am 18 Feb 2015 3:37pm 1km off port Noarlunga South Unknown P
07 Feb 2015 2:01pm 07 Feb 2015 2:12pm 2kms directly out from wirrina boat ramp Unknown P
07 Feb 2015 1:56pm 09 Feb 2015 9:34am Murray Mouth Unknown S
05 Feb 2015 12:00am 06 Feb 2015 9:55am Coles Point near Farm Beach, Eyre Peninsula White Shark A
03 Feb 2015 4:45pm 03 Feb 2015 4:55pm Rapid Bay, 200 - 400m North of jetty, 30 m offshore Unknown R
25 Jan 2015 2:25pm 26 Jan 2015 2:46pm Northen End of Christies Beach, near O'Sullivans Beach breakwall. Unknown S
17 Jan 2015 4:03pm 19 Jan 2015 10:00am 1.5-2m Hammerhead shark sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter 50m north of Largs Bay jetty, approx 150m from shore. Siren used to alert swimmers and sailing craft and shark herded approx 1km to sea Smooth Hammerhead R
16 Jan 2015 1:00pm 19 Jan 2015 12:44pm Rocky Island, south of Greenly Island, Eyre Peninsula White Shark P
16 Jan 2015 12:00am 19 Jan 2015 12:54pm Memory Cove and Cathederal Rocks near Port Lincoln White Shark A
07 Jan 2015 2:00pm 15 Jan 2015 11:11pm Approximately 4k West of Glenelg. White Shark P
07 Jan 2015 2:06pm 09 Jan 2015 10:07am Northern side of Aldinga beach ramp between ramp and aquatic reef Unknown P
04 Jan 2015 1:35pm 05 Jan 2015 5:54pm 2.5m Bronze sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Heli 50m from shore at the Broadway (Glenelg South). Siren activated and shark herded approx 1km to sea. Glenelg and Somerton SLSC provided on beach support Bronze Whaler R
04 Jan 2015 2:23pm 05 Jan 2015 5:55pm 2m Bronze sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Heli close to shore at Myponga. Kept moving in close to shore near reef areas. Landed and advised people in area. Bronze Whaler R
03 Jan 2015 1:25pm 05 Jan 2015 5:53pm 2.5 Bronze sighted by Westpac Lifesaver Heli 500m south of Normanville, siren used to alert people and shark herded to sea. Bronze Whaler R
03 Jan 2015 12:00am 29 Jan 2015 11:13am Pondalowie Bay White Shark P
02 Jan 2015 3:40pm 05 Jan 2015 5:51pm 3.5m white sighted 250m from shore by Westpac Lifesaver Heli near closet pole at Seacliff, very close to swimmers and people in rubber dinghy. Siren put on and heli used as a buffer between shark and closest people with shark herded to sea. Lifesaver 2 Jet Rescue Boat called in to assist and alert swimmers and other craft users. White Shark R

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