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 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 (155 reports)

2017

Date of Sighting Time of Sighting Date of Report Time of Report Sighting Location Shark Species Identifier
31 Dec 2017 8:50am 31 Dec 2017 9:11am 1.1 nautical miles off Semaphore jetty White Shark S
29 Dec 2017 7:02pm 29 Dec 2017 7:07pm Carrickalinga (5204). 50m off shore of township's beach. Loitering around the beach. Unknown S
29 Dec 2017 10:30am 29 Dec 2017 11:41am 100 meters off shore, Flinders Parade tennis court area, Victor Harbour White Shark P
29 Dec 2017 1:15pm 29 Dec 2017 1:38pm Henley Beach Jetty Unknown S
28 Dec 2017 12:00am 28 Dec 2017 3:26pm Cape Jervis @ Morgan’s Beach Bronze Whaler P
28 Dec 2017 10:00am 28 Dec 2017 12:40pm 50m of shore - 3km North of Cape Jervis Bronze Whaler P
28 Dec 2017 12:00pm 11 Jan 2018 1:11pm Elliston White Shark P
28 Dec 2017 12:54pm 28 Dec 2017 12:30pm Police officer reporting a shark sighting in brighton jetty 1 shark, 3 metres long of unknown species. It is located 400 metres offshore. Unknown S
28 Dec 2017 6:40pm 28 Dec 2017 7:04pm 250m off shore, Beach Road Aldinga Beach Unknown S
28 Dec 2017 12:00am 28 Dec 2017 3:28pm Cape Jervis Bronze Whaler P
26 Dec 2017 1:30pm 26 Dec 2017 1:38pm Hallett Cove Beach travelling north. Unknown S
25 Dec 2017 3:50pm 25 Dec 2017 3:56pm 500 metres from West Beach life saving club Unknown S
25 Dec 2017 3:59pm 25 Dec 2017 4:16pm West Lakes shore and the end of the boulevard Unknown S
25 Dec 2017 12:00am 28 Dec 2017 3:31pm Henley Beach White Shark P
24 Dec 2017 5:58pm 24 Dec 2017 6:05pm Approx. 100m North of Aldinga Beach. 100m off shore. No one in water. Unknown S
24 Dec 2017 2:00pm 24 Dec 2017 2:12pm Grange jetty Unknown S
24 Dec 2017 4:18pm 24 Dec 2017 4:24pm Surfcom worker reporting 3m shark Port Willunga - 20m South Star of greece Unknown S
23 Dec 2017 10:18am 23 Dec 2017 10:39am Glenelg Jetty, tyre reef, 3 nautical miles west of Glenelg White Shark S
23 Dec 2017 12:27pm 23 Dec 2017 12:46pm 150m South of brighton Jetty Unknown S
23 Dec 2017 5:00pm 23 Dec 2017 5:08pm Moana beach infront of the boat ramp 100 metres offshore sighted by shark patrol plan Unknown S
23 Dec 2017 4:47pm 23 Dec 2017 4:54pm somerton beach 20 metres off shore Unknown S
22 Dec 2017 4:30pm 23 Dec 2017 11:20am Near Cape Jaffa, S36 56.017 E139 39.734 White Shark P
21 Dec 2017 3:52pm 21 Dec 2017 4:01pm .5 km south of Brighton jetty Unknown P
19 Dec 2017 10:12am 20 Dec 2017 11:46am Curta Rocks, Lincoln National Park. White Shark P
19 Dec 2017 1:48pm 19 Dec 2017 2:08pm Between Henley and Grange jetties about 30m out Unknown species about 2 metres long Alarm sounded all people out off the water. The air people reported it Police reference number 940 Blue Shark S
19 Dec 2017 6:02pm 19 Dec 2017 6:10pm 200m north of Grange Jetty (5022). 50m off shore. Headed Northern Direction. Few people in water at time. White Shark S
19 Dec 2017 2:01pm 19 Dec 2017 2:09pm Southport Beach, 500 m south of the beach, 150 m from shore, but is travelling leisurely northbound (quote 961 if calling back) Bronze Whaler S
18 Dec 2017 5:51pm 18 Dec 2017 5:59pm West Beach life saving club Unknown S
17 Dec 2017 2:50pm 17 Dec 2017 4:30pm Normanville 900m from the end of the jetty White Shark P
16 Dec 2017 2:25pm 16 Dec 2017 2:47pm 200m south of Grange Jetty and 30m from shore. Bronze Whaler S
16 Dec 2017 3:15pm 16 Dec 2017 4:03pm 100M off the Sellicks Beach boat ramp Unknown S
15 Dec 2017 2:51pm 15 Dec 2017 2:59pm Unknown S
14 Dec 2017 6:10pm 14 Dec 2017 6:23pm Henley Beach Jetty (Postcode 5022). Approx. 300m north of jetty headed South. Bronze Whaler S
14 Dec 2017 6:15pm 14 Dec 2017 6:28pm Termination of W Lakes Blvd. Unknown S
14 Dec 2017 1:55pm 14 Dec 2017 2:12pm Sellicks Beach Unknown S
14 Dec 2017 1:14pm 14 Dec 2017 1:51pm approx. 15 metres south of Grange Jetty (postcode 5022). It appeared to be headed back to see however; extremely close to sure. Unknown S
14 Dec 2017 2:45pm 14 Dec 2017 2:55pm in between Henley jetty and Torrens outlet White Shark S
13 Dec 2017 11:30am 13 Dec 2017 11:43am 100 meters south of Glenelg jetty Unknown S
12 Dec 2017 1:58pm 12 Dec 2017 2:15pm 600 meters off shore and 500 m north west of the brighton jetty White Shark P
12 Dec 2017 5:34pm 12 Dec 2017 5:43pm 100m north of The Wirrina Cove, 200m from shore. White Shark S
12 Dec 2017 5:25pm 12 Dec 2017 3:59pm 600m NW of Brighton Jetty Unknown S
11 Dec 2017 5:24pm 11 Dec 2017 5:31pm Approx. 300m off shore. Between Torrens Outlet and Henley Jetty. Headed Northern Direction. Unknown S
11 Dec 2017 5:25pm 12 Dec 2017 3:55pm 300m offshore between River Torrens Outlet and Henley Beach jetty Unknown S
10 Dec 2017 2:00pm 11 Dec 2017 8:19am In approximately nine (9) metres of water off Port Minlacowie on the Yorke Peninsula White Shark P
10 Dec 2017 5:07pm 10 Dec 2017 5:15pm Grange Jetty Unknown P
08 Dec 2017 1:24pm 08 Dec 2017 1:45pm Off Larges Bay Jetty 40m out from beach Unknown S
06 Dec 2017 1:29pm 06 Dec 2017 1:35pm henly Jetty approx. 20 mtrs from the jetty direction unknown White Shark S
06 Dec 2017 9:25am 06 Dec 2017 9:57am s34 55 501 e137 22 100 White Shark P
06 Dec 2017 2:45pm 06 Dec 2017 2:50pm Ten metres south of Henley Jetty, 20m from shore Unknown S
06 Dec 2017 5:06pm 06 Dec 2017 5:26pm 1-2 nautical miles off Grange Jetty Unknown S
05 Dec 2017 10:29am 05 Dec 2017 10:45am at the end of Henley Jetty Unknown S
05 Dec 2017 11:00am 05 Dec 2017 11:10am 150 m offshore at silver sands beach off norman road aldinga beach Unknown S
04 Dec 2017 5:00pm 04 Dec 2017 5:26pm West Lakes shore, about 50m off shore where military rd meets West lakes blvd Unknown S
28 Nov 2017 5:54pm 28 Dec 2017 6:01pm Aldinga Beach, surf life saving club Unknown S
27 Nov 2017 10:20am 27 Nov 2017 10:41am Port Noarlunga 1.5km out from the River Mouth Unknown P
25 Nov 2017 2:55pm 25 Nov 2017 3:14pm 50-100m off shore from Aldinga Beach Boat Ramp Unknown S
22 Nov 2017 10:50am 22 Nov 2017 11:00am 100m South of Henley Jetty 40m offshore Unknown S
22 Nov 2017 1:28pm 22 Nov 2017 2:01pm Spotted From Hardwick Airpatrol Spotted At Grange City 50 Mtrs Off Shore 100mtrs North Unknown P
22 Nov 2017 11:09am 22 Nov 2017 11:22am Brighton Jetty - 100 metres off shore. Unknown S
21 Nov 2017 5:25pm 21 Nov 2017 6:20pm Somerton Beach in the shallows near the corner of the Esplanade and Bickford Tce. Unknown S
20 Nov 2017 2:43pm 22 Nov 2017 3:37pm Semaphore Jetty 150m off shore, and 250m south of the jetty Unknown S
20 Nov 2017 2:24pm 20 Nov 2017 2:36pm Normanville, 400m off shore near the surf living saving club Unknown S
20 Nov 2017 10:45am 20 Nov 2017 10:59am 300 meters south of Henley beach jetty- 300 meters out to sea Unknown S
19 Nov 2017 4:50pm 19 Dec 2017 4:59pm Somerton 150m off shore out from White Street White Shark S
19 Nov 2017 3:50am 20 Nov 2017 8:04am Henley Jetty Bronze Whaler S
18 Nov 2017 8:15am 19 Nov 2017 7:51pm Great white shark came up with crab net, broke the surface, circled the boat for approx 5 minutes, position around forest boy markings White Shark P
18 Nov 2017 5:00pm 18 Nov 2017 5:36pm 80 metres North of Brighton Jetty, 50 meters out Bronze Whaler S
18 Nov 2017 3:30am 18 Nov 2017 3:39pm 200 meters South of Grange Jetty, 60 meters from shore Dusky Shark S
18 Nov 2017 5:10am 18 Nov 2017 5:16pm 80 meters north of Brighton Jetty, 50 meters from shore Bronze Whaler S
14 Nov 2017 10:30am 14 Nov 2017 10:49am Grange Jetty half way down Unknown S
14 Nov 2017 3:00pm 14 Nov 2017 3:04pm Pilots have sighted a number of Great White Sharks at Curta Rocks and Wanna Beach at Port Lincoln White Shark A
13 Nov 2017 11:15am 13 Nov 2017 11:20am Grange Jetty Bronze Whaler P
11 Nov 2017 4:30pm 13 Nov 2017 7:50am North haven ( Norma WRECK) White Shark P
10 Nov 2017 9:50am 10 Nov 2017 10:00am Unknown Shark 3.5 metre in length at Brighton Jetty about 3/4 way along said it may have been there yesterday as well Unknown S
10 Nov 2017 12:05pm 10 Nov 2017 12:14pm West Beach, 2km off shore. White Shark S
09 Nov 2017 12:30pm 10 Nov 2017 10:02am North west Ground. 300M from the Fairway Becon White Shark P
09 Nov 2017 10:38am 09 Nov 2017 10:46am Brighton Jetty (3 metres out) Unknown S
04 Nov 2017 1:15pm 04 Nov 2017 1:54pm Brighton jetty Unknown S
04 Nov 2017 3:15pm 04 Nov 2017 3:32pm 50 m from shore and 100 m south of Somerton Park Surf Lifesaving Club at 57 Repton Rd, Somerton Park SA 5044 Unknown S
04 Nov 2017 3:15pm 05 Nov 2017 2:44pm 50 metres from shore, 100 metres south of Somerton Surf Life Saving Club Unknown S
02 Nov 2017 9:00am 02 Nov 2017 9:47am Brighton Jetty Unknown S
01 Nov 2017 11:10am 10 Nov 2017 11:49am Brighton jetty Bronze Whaler P
28 Oct 2017 5:55pm 28 Oct 2017 6:09pm near Semaphore jetty Unknown S
24 Oct 2017 7:00am 24 Oct 2017 7:27am hallett cove boardwalk, 20 metres off shore Unknown S
22 Oct 2017 4:30pm 22 Oct 2017 4:59pm Somerton. 50 metres out to sea. Bronze Whaler S
22 Oct 2017 1:15pm 22 Oct 2017 1:37pm Main South Road, Normanville. Approx halfway between Wirrina Cove and Normanville. White Shark S
14 Oct 2017 2:30am 14 Oct 2017 3:06pm 1 nm West of Somerton Beach White Shark S
10 Oct 2017 12:05pm 05 Oct 2017 11:50am 3-4 sharks in Shelly beach headed towards Elizabeth beach Unknown P
03 Oct 2017 1:00pm 23 Oct 2017 3:24pm 2.5km off the Wirrina boat ramp White Shark P
19 Sep 2017 12:05pm 19 Sep 2017 12:16pm 50 metres off North Beach Wallaroo Wobbegong – Cobbler/Banded/Spotted P
05 Sep 2017 12:05am 05 Sep 2017 4:40pm Under Port Augusta Unknown P
28 Aug 2017 12:00pm 29 Aug 2017 10:07am 14 ft White Shark sighted near Farm Beach on 28/8/17. Shark was very aggressive. White Shark A
26 Jul 2017 1:05pm 27 Jul 2017 9:57am 4 metre Great White Shark sighted at Ward Island at 1 pm today (near Elliston) White Shark A
23 Jul 2017 2:05pm 23 Jul 2017 3:50pm Rabbit Island (near Louth Bay) White Shark P
27 Jun 2017 10:05pm 28 Jun 2017 12:22pm pine point boat ramp Thresher Shark P
18 Jun 2017 12:30pm 18 Jun 2017 12:55pm St Vincint Gulf Near St Kilda White Shark P
11 Jun 2017 4:31pm 12 Jun 2017 9:38am Approximately .5nm west of the Brighton Jetty. White Shark S
06 Jun 2017 10:11am 08 Jun 2017 9:46am 14 ft White Shark harassed a commercial diver and forced them out of the water at Wedge Island White Shark A
15 May 2017 4:13pm 13 May 2017 1:02pm Commercial Fisher saw White shark attack a Seal in the Point Westall Area near Streaky Bay. White Shark A
14 Apr 2017 3:15pm 14 Apr 2017 3:31pm Waitpinga Beach White Shark S
13 Apr 2017 8:00am 13 Apr 2017 11:32am near Marina Reef and Brighton Reef, Adelaide approx. 1km from shore 10m depth White Shark P
12 Apr 2017 9:30am 12 Apr 2017 11:42pm Waitapinga Beach Unknown P
06 Apr 2017 1:46pm 06 Apr 2017 2:14pm 2x nautical miles off West Beach - R34 58 88 - 138 26 64 White Shark S
26 Mar 2017 1:00pm 27 Mar 2017 4:05pm Diving the Glenelg Dredge (34:58:729 S 138:26:462 E) White Shark P
26 Mar 2017 6:30pm 26 Mar 2017 7:00pm Semaphore Beach White Shark P
24 Mar 2017 10:20am 24 Mar 2017 10:33am Beach Opposite 587 Lincoln Hwy, Tiatukia SA 5607 Thresher Shark P
22 Mar 2017 12:45pm 22 Mar 2017 2:18pm 2km south of Wyalla town jetty White Shark P
09 Mar 2017 5:00pm 09 Mar 2017 5:32pm Somerton park SA. Between the Lifesaving Club and the Yacht Club Unknown S
05 Mar 2017 10:55am 05 Mar 2017 11:02am South of a the Henley Beach jetty. Approximately 50 metres south of the jetty. Unknown P
05 Mar 2017 1:00pm 05 Mar 2017 1:56pm Westbeach Unknown P
04 Mar 2017 12:00pm 27 Mar 2017 3:58pm Diving the Ulonga wreck (35.25.437S 138.03.768E). White Shark P
26 Feb 2017 5:15pm 26 Feb 2017 5:41pm Christies Beach Unknown S
20 Feb 2017 8:50am 20 Feb 2017 9:05am 1km off shore from Christies beach off Gulfview Road White Shark S
14 Feb 2017 5:00am 20 Feb 2017 2:54pm Swimming next to Rapid Bay Jetty Smooth Hammerhead P
10 Feb 2017 4:00pm 10 Feb 2017 4:23pm Aldinga Beach Unknown P
09 Feb 2017 12:30pm 09 Feb 2017 12:52pm Abalone diver had 3 to 4 metre Great White Shark run into his dive cage in OLaughlin Bay (Southern Side of Thistle Island). White Shark A
04 Feb 2017 6:00pm 05 Feb 2017 5:14pm Outer harbour shipping channel..near no 5 beacon. White Shark P
04 Feb 2017 11:00am 04 Feb 2017 12:21pm Aldinga Beach Unknown S
02 Feb 2017 5:04pm 03 Feb 2017 8:16am 500m North of Henley Beach Jetty 50m of shore heading south Unknown S
31 Jan 2017 12:00pm 31 Jan 2017 12:11pm Right under Glenelg Jetty Unknown S
31 Jan 2017 2:24pm 31 Jan 2017 2:25pm Aldinga Beach Unknown S
29 Jan 2017 5:00am 30 Jan 2017 9:38am 500m south Glenelg tyre reef White Shark P
29 Jan 2017 2:27pm 29 Jan 2017 2:36pm Glenelg - 100m West of Marina. Heading towards the Marina. Unknown S
29 Jan 2017 2:27pm 29 Jan 2017 3:11pm 100 metre East from shoreline, Marina Holdfast Shores, Glenelg Unknown S
28 Jan 2017 10:01am 28 Jan 2017 10:08am West Beach Bronze Whaler S
28 Jan 2017 5:54pm 28 Jan 2017 5:56pm Lower Esplanade, Aldinga Beach Unknown S
28 Jan 2017 11:00am 28 Jan 2017 9:27pm 6klm off Outer Harbor White Shark P
27 Jan 2017 7:00am 27 Jan 2017 11:56am Semaphore Beach Port Jackson Shark P
27 Jan 2017 11:25am 30 Jan 2017 2:43pm Glenelg Dredge Dive Site White Shark P
26 Jan 2017 10:40am 26 Jan 2017 11:30pm The Dredge wreck dive site off Glenelg SA White Shark P
25 Jan 2017 11:40am 25 Jan 2018 7:42pm St Kilda SA, silt grounds off Outer Harbour White Shark P
23 Jan 2017 1:50pm 23 Dec 2017 2:02pm 150 metres out from the break water at the semaphore jetty. Unknown S
19 Jan 2017 2:29pm 19 Jan 2017 2:40pm Sellicks Beach Unknown S
19 Jan 2017 6:15pm 19 Jan 2017 6:31pm 300m offshore from Glenelg Jetty and 200m north Glenelg Unknown S
17 Jan 2017 5:40pm 17 Jan 2017 5:43pm 300m south of Port Stanvac Jetty 300m offshore White Shark R
16 Jan 2017 6:50pm 16 Jan 2017 7:05pm Port Willunga SA Bronze Whaler S
16 Jan 2017 5:50am 16 Jan 2017 1:41am Cape Jarvis, north of break water,15 m offshore White Shark P
12 Jan 2017 3:45pm 12 Jan 2017 3:57pm 100 metres off shore Aldinga Beach White Shark S
11 Jan 2017 4:10pm 11 Jan 2017 4:18pm Aldinga beach Unknown S
10 Jan 2017 2:30pm 10 Jan 2017 2:53pm Maslin Beach, 35 metres off shore Unknown S
10 Jan 2017 1:35pm 10 Jan 2017 1:44pm 50 metres off shore at Moana Beach. Heading south. Last seen near the boat ramp. Unknown S
09 Jan 2017 12:41pm 13 Jan 2017 12:50pm The Bay at York Peninsula Stansbury White Shark P
09 Jan 2017 10:00am 31 Jan 2017 3:14pm swimming under Ceduna Jetty and swimming outside the weed line sighting White Shark P
08 Jan 2017 6:10pm 08 Jan 2017 7:28pm Port Augusta near the Joy Baluch bridge. White Shark P
08 Jan 2017 4:30pm 08 Jan 2017 4:50pm Seacliff Beach Unknown S
08 Jan 2017 9:01am 08 Jan 2017 9:05am North end of Pt Willunga Beach Bronze Whaler S
07 Jan 2017 8:02am 07 Jan 2017 12:52pm O'Sullivans Beach boat ramp close to shore in deep water Unknown S
07 Jan 2017 12:35pm 07 Jan 2017 12:44pm Glenelg Beach - 2 kms off shore. Unknown S
07 Jan 2017 5:00pm 08 Jan 2017 8:54am Christies Beach Unknown S
05 Jan 2017 3:55pm 05 Jan 2017 4:00pm 200m North of Brighton Jetty Bronze Whaler S
05 Jan 2017 1:20pm 05 Jan 2017 1:34pm Between Brighton and Glenelg Jetty - Opposite The John Miller Reserve . Unknown S
04 Jan 2017 2:31pm 04 Jan 2017 2:41pm South of Glenelg Jetty, Glenelg - between Glenelg Jetty and Brighton Jetty. Unknown S
03 Jan 2017 7:40pm 07 Jan 2017 1:10pm 2.5m shark north of Brighton Jetty travelling in a northerly direction. Unknown S
03 Jan 2017 5:30pm 03 Jan 2018 6:36pm Rosetta Point White Shark S
02 Jan 2017 4:00pm 02 Jan 2017 6:09pm Police reporting a 3m Shark at Aldinga Beach Boat Ramp 100m West Unknown S

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