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 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 (107 reports)

2016

Date of Sighting Time of Sighting Date of Report Time of Report Sighting Location Shark Species Identifier
31 Dec 2016 9:46pm 31 Dec 2016 9:31pm Outer harbour pilot tower. White Shark P
31 Dec 2016 2:56pm 02 Jan 2017 11:12am Bright Jetty 300m South of Jetty White Shark S
30 Dec 2016 2:00pm 30 Dec 2016 2:23pm Salmon Hole - Pt Lincoln National Park Unknown P
29 Dec 2016 12:26pm 30 Dec 2016 9:48am Second Valley 1nm Pol #67498 Unknown S
29 Dec 2016 3:05pm 29 Dec 2016 3:26pm Murray Mouth, Gawler Unknown S
29 Dec 2016 12:00am 29 Dec 2016 2:30pm 200 meters Nth Brighton Jetty - 80 meters offshore Unknown S
28 Dec 2016 5:00pm 28 Dec 2016 5:08pm Aldinga Unknown S
26 Dec 2016 3:25pm 26 Dec 2016 3:34pm Seacliff Beach SA Bronze Whaler S
25 Dec 2016 1:23pm 25 Dec 2016 1:31pm 300 metres off the cost of Henley Beach and 50m South from Jetty Unknown S
24 Dec 2016 1:50pm 24 Dec 2016 2:07pm 100 m off Wirrina Beach. Unknown S
24 Dec 2016 12:20pm 24 Dec 2016 12:29pm Norman Rd Silver Sands Aldinga Beach Bronze Whaler S
24 Dec 2016 11:50am 24 Dec 2016 12:35pm 2 Kms offshore - St Kilda White Shark S
24 Dec 2016 8:55am 24 Dec 2016 4:38pm Outer harbour shipping channel White Shark P
24 Dec 2016 1:35pm 24 Dec 2016 3:55pm Lady Bay Beach, 15 metres off shore, traveling in a northerly direction Unknown S
23 Dec 2016 4:55pm 23 Dec 2016 5:05pm 500 m north Henley Jetty 50 m off shore Unknown S
23 Dec 2016 2:00pm 24 Dec 2016 12:08pm 14 ft White Shark sighted about 300 metres from Blacks (surf location) in Anxious Bay near Elliston White Shark P
23 Dec 2016 11:09am 24 Dec 2016 12:07pm 13 ft White Shart sighted close to surfers at the Sheringa Hotspot near SHERINGA SA White Shark A
19 Dec 2016 2:55pm 19 Dec 2016 4:38pm south of Semaphore. 30m offshore from the breakwater Unknown S
19 Dec 2016 4:00pm 19 Dec 2016 4:08pm North of Live Bait jetty. 200m off shore. Bronze Whaler S
19 Dec 2016 12:00am 19 Dec 2016 8:29pm Sellicks Beach SA Unknown S
19 Dec 2016 7:00am 19 Dec 2016 7:12am Henley Beach. By the Torrens River outlet Unknown S
19 Dec 2016 4:00pm 19 Dec 2016 4:40pm north of Largs Bay Jetty, 200m offshore Unknown S
18 Dec 2016 3:35pm 18 Dec 2016 3:47pm Yankalilla Hill Unknown S
18 Dec 2016 10:30am 23 Dec 2016 11:50am Kingston SE - 12 km off shore directly off from Kingston Jetty. White Shark P
18 Dec 2016 8:45am 18 Dec 2016 9:02am Black Point Beach Yorke Peninsula 90m off the beach White Shark P
17 Dec 2016 12:30pm 17 Dec 2016 12:46pm Seacliff-300m off shore in front of the Yacht Club Unknown S
13 Dec 2016 5:20pm 13 Dec 2016 5:29pm Silver Sands Beach at Aldinga Beach White Shark S
13 Dec 2016 3:00pm 13 Dec 2016 3:07pm Approx. 500 m north of Grange Jetty. 50m from shore. Unknown S
12 Dec 2016 2:00pm 12 Dec 2016 2:12pm Two (2) nautical miles from Normanville and thirty (30) metres off shore. NO swimmers in the water. Bronze Whaler F
12 Dec 2016 1:00pm 12 Dec 2016 1:57pm One (100) metres north of Grange jetty and fifty (50) metres from shore Unknown S
11 Dec 2016 11:09am 11 Dec 2016 11:23am Bronze Whaler Shark sighted 200 metres from shore at Brighton Surf Life Saving Club Bronze Whaler S
11 Dec 2016 5:35pm 11 Dec 2016 5:38pm Aldinga Beach Unknown S
11 Dec 2016 1:15pm 11 Dec 2016 1:38pm Lady Bay Rd Normanville SA Bronze Whaler S
10 Dec 2016 10:10am 10 Dec 2016 10:27am 8km north west off the North Haven Marina. White Shark S
07 Dec 2016 5:05pm 08 Dec 2016 4:49pm Sellicks Beach Unknown S
06 Dec 2016 12:20pm 06 Dec 2016 12:32pm Port Noarlunga South Unknown S
04 Dec 2016 2:58pm 05 Dec 2016 10:32am Port willunga half way between lion head gull rock 100 off shore White Shark S
03 Dec 2016 5:00pm 05 Dec 2016 10:06am Left Point at Fisheries Bay near Port Lincoln White Shark W
02 Dec 2016 2:30pm 02 Dec 2016 4:25pm Myponga beach. Approx 15-20m off shore at the beach, in the bay. Bronze Whaler P
02 Dec 2016 1:52pm 02 Dec 2016 4:49pm Glenelg Beach Breakwater Bronze Whaler S
29 Nov 2016 1:00pm 02 Dec 2016 4:48pm Henley Beach Jetty Unknown S
28 Nov 2016 2:00pm 29 Nov 2016 10:44am 3-4 metre Great White Shark sighted at Fisheries Bay near Port Lincoln this afternoon. Also 3-4 metre Great White Shark sighted at Red Banks near Whalers Way (near Port Lincoln) the same afternoon. White Shark A
26 Nov 2016 2:00pm 28 Nov 2016 11:29am Approximately 300m off the beach near Somerton Surf Life Saving Club. Bronze Whaler R
20 Nov 2016 11:24am 25 Nov 2016 2:50pm Normanville Beach Unknown P
20 Nov 2016 5:55pm 25 Nov 2016 2:55pm Sea Cliff 1 is 3mtrs heading north to Somerton Park. Unknown S
20 Nov 2016 11:01am 22 Nov 2016 1:25pm Shark sited by fishing boat two miles of Glenelg. 5 to 6 metres in length. White Shark S
20 Nov 2016 12:00pm 25 Nov 2016 3:00pm Under Brighton Jetty Bronze Whaler S
20 Nov 2016 12:28pm 25 Nov 2016 2:52pm Semaphore Beach 200 metres off shore swimming north west Unknown R
20 Nov 2016 10:58am 22 Nov 2016 1:30pm Shark sighted 2.5 to 3 miles off shore West Beach. 3 to 4 metres White Shark S
20 Nov 2016 2:32pm 25 Nov 2016 2:54pm 150 mteres off shore Henley Beach Bronze Whaler P
20 Nov 2016 11:58am 28 Nov 2016 9:59am Lady bay White Shark S
19 Nov 2016 10:15am 20 Nov 2016 7:49am In the gap between SEAL ISLAND and WADEGRAVE ISLAND, near ELLISTON. Depth approx. 60 foot. White Shark A
15 Nov 2016 4:00pm 16 Nov 2016 3:23pm North of the Port Augusta railway bridge White Shark P
27 Oct 2016 11:00am 28 Oct 2016 10:00am Grindal Island near Port Lincoln White Shark A
23 Oct 2016 11:00am 23 Oct 2016 2:49pm Western Shoal near Whyalla SA White Shark P
03 Sep 2016 3:40am 07 Sep 2016 4:17pm Pt Augusta, in front of power station outlet channel White Shark P
29 Aug 2016 2:00pm 30 Aug 2016 9:56am Point Drummond, Eyre Peninsula White Shark A
28 Aug 2016 12:00pm 30 Aug 2016 10:01am Seal Island near ELLISTON on the Eyre Peninsula White Shark A
09 Aug 2016 9:00am 09 Aug 2016 11:17am South Port Beach White Shark P
08 Aug 2016 1:00pm 16 Aug 2016 3:14pm 12 ft White Shark sighted at Ward Island near Elliston White Shark A
29 Jul 2016 3:00pm 01 Aug 2016 12:44pm 4km off West Beach, 1km north east of Glenelg tyre reef, in 15m of water. White Shark P
19 Jul 2016 8:00am 27 Jul 2016 3:26pm Off pontoons near Port Augusta Yatch Club White Shark P
29 Jun 2016 12:00pm 02 Jun 2016 12:43pm Wedge Island White Shark A
19 Jun 2016 2:00pm 20 Jun 2016 10:19am Anxious Bay, White Shark P
18 Jun 2016 9:00am 18 Jun 2016 9:02am 1.5 km out from Brighton Jetty. White Shark P
17 Jun 2016 12:15pm 17 Jun 2016 1:21pm Straight out from West Beach boat ramp 12.5 metre depth White Shark P
15 Jun 2016 9:00am 16 Jun 2016 12:43pm point lowly rip South Australia White Shark P
02 Jun 2016 10:30am 02 Jun 2016 2:39pm Ward Island White Shark A
01 Jun 2016 11:45am 02 Jun 2016 12:40pm Hot Spot, out past Flinders Island near Elliston White Shark A
01 Jun 2016 3:00pm 02 Jun 2016 12:39pm Kuta Rocks - Eyre Peninsula White Shark A
30 May 2016 10:00am 02 Jun 2016 12:42pm West Bay White Shark A
18 May 2016 3:00pm 19 May 2016 1:58pm Cathedral Rocks - the Gap - South of Port Lincoln White Shark A
08 Apr 2016 9:50am 10 Apr 2016 10:56am West Bay, Cape Catastrophe near Williams Island White Shark A
29 Mar 2016 10:32am 29 Mar 2016 10:48am 30 metres off shore near the Largs bay jetty Unknown S
22 Mar 2016 2:11pm 22 Mar 2016 2:26pm Aldinga Beach 4wd access Unknown S
18 Mar 2016 3:00pm 18 Mar 2016 12:32am port Noarlunga jetty, inner reef. Wobbegong – Cobbler/Banded/Spotted P
03 Mar 2016 1:30pm 04 Mar 2016 4:36pm 600m south west of The Bluff, toward West Island Port Jackson Shark P
03 Mar 2016 12:00am 06 Mar 2016 7:34am Norma Wreck White Shark P
24 Feb 2016 11:30am 24 Feb 2016 11:52am Stansbury Yorke Peninsula Foreshore - 50 metres out from playground. Saw similar same time last year. Unknown P
23 Feb 2016 2:00pm 23 Feb 2016 4:35pm Talia, Eyre Peninsula White Shark A
22 Feb 2016 12:41pm 22 Feb 2016 12:43pm Whale Rock, Anxious Bay near Elliston Unknown A
22 Feb 2016 9:28am 22 Feb 2016 11:00am Reef Head, Coffin Bay National park White Shark A
21 Feb 2016 8:52am 22 Feb 2016 9:58am Tyringa / Shag Rock near Baird Bay White Shark A
21 Feb 2016 12:00am 22 Feb 2016 9:56am Black Rock near Avoid Bay, Coffin Bay National Park White Shark P
19 Feb 2016 10:50am 19 Feb 2016 10:54am sighted 200 metres west of West Beach Caravan Park. Unknown F
19 Feb 2016 1:00pm 19 Feb 2016 2:08pm Sighted on western side of Port Noarlunga Reef. White Shark P
18 Feb 2016 12:00am 22 Feb 2016 11:01am Observatory Point heading towards Hopkins Island White Shark P
18 Feb 2016 6:45am 19 Feb 2016 11:15am northern end of Thistle Island White Shark P
14 Feb 2016 4:00pm 19 Feb 2016 11:25am Glenelg North Beach, Unknown S
13 Feb 2016 11:15am 13 Feb 2016 10:18pm Just South of Snapper Point, Aldinga Beach. Approx. 200m offshore. Unknown P
12 Feb 2016 2:10pm 14 Feb 2016 10:24am Black Rocks, the Passage, South of Port Lincoln. White Shark A
26 Jan 2016 2:45pm 19 Feb 2016 11:19am Port Elliott near the beach - 150metres Unknown P
21 Jan 2016 11:00am 21 Jan 2016 11:35am 3km West of Seacliff Yacht Club White Shark S
21 Jan 2016 6:30pm 21 Jan 2016 7:13pm Middleton Beach, 1Km West of River Mouth, 600m from shore. SA Pol Reference # 1313 Unknown S
21 Jan 2016 3:45pm 21 Jan 2016 3:56pm Semaphore Beach 300m left of Jetty Unknown P
18 Jan 2016 2:30pm 18 Jan 2016 10:46pm Pt willunga White Shark P
18 Jan 2016 6:20pm 18 Jan 2016 6:25pm Goolwa beach wast end, 150 m off shore Unknown S
18 Jan 2016 6:40pm 18 Jan 2016 7:12pm Port Augusta front beach by main bridge. White Shark P
17 Jan 2016 3:15pm 17 Jan 2016 3:14pm Beach Road, Goolwa Beach, Unknown S
16 Jan 2016 12:10pm 16 Jan 2016 12:20pm Christies Beach SA Unknown S
12 Jan 2016 3:30pm 13 Jan 2016 11:09am Lighthouse Point, Flinders Island White Shark A
12 Jan 2016 12:00am 13 Jan 2016 11:18am Little Douglas, Frenchmans Bluff, Point Longnose area. White Shark A
12 Jan 2016 12:00am 13 Jan 2016 11:12am Grindal Island White Shark A
05 Jan 2016 1:30pm 05 Jan 2016 1:50pm 1.5m Hammerhead shark sighted 1km west of westbeach boat ramp/ Adelaide sailing club. SAPOL reference number 745 Smooth Hammerhead S
04 Jan 2016 12:18pm 04 Jan 2016 12:27pm About 500 - 700 metres from the boat ramp at Sellicks Beach. 50 metres ofshore Unknown S
04 Jan 2016 4:10pm 04 Jan 2016 4:23pm Port Prime, swimming amongst fishing boats of shore White Shark S
04 Jan 2016 12:31pm 04 Jan 2016 12:40pm Goolwa beach approx 150 metres ofshore heading towards Victor Harbour White Shark S

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