Advice - Env
message is being issued for Croajingolong National Park near Petrel Point and Gale Hill
This Advice message replaces the Advice message issued 23 January 2019.
to beached whale carcasses there has been an increase in shark
activity reported near Petrel Point on the Croajingolong coast.
- A large
white shark has been sighted near the whale carcasses.
- A whale
stranding can attract sharks to the area and may mean large sharks may be in
higher concentrations and closer to the shore than normal.
- While it is not
uncommon for sharks to be present off the Victorian coast, you should exercise
additional caution in this area.
- The Victorian Fisheries Authority is monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.
Stay informed and do not enter the water at closed beaches
What you should do:
- Avoid entering the water between Mueller River and Rame Head west of
- Take additional caution between the area between Wingan
Inlet and Point Hicks to
approximately 2 km offshore.
- Adhere to any signs or instructions from Wildlife
Officers, Parks Victoria Rangers or Victorian Fisheries Officers.
- Keep informed
of the latest sighting information on the VicEmergency website and application.
- If you see a shark or any immediate danger, report the shark sighting by
calling triple zero (000) or notify lifesavers immediately if you are at a
- For more information on staying safe around sharks go
Staying safe at nearby beaches
swim, dive or surf with a friend.
- Don't swim in places where human or animal
waste enters the water.
- Keep away from large schools of fish, seals or other
wildlife as these can attract sharks.
This message was issued by Victorian Fisheries Authority
The next update is
expected by 13/02/2019 02:40 pm or as the situation changes.
For more information
on staying safe around sharks:
- Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
- Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated
community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
- Call the VicEmergency
Hotline to talk to someone about this warning on 1800 226 226 (freecall).
- People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a
speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
- For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service
on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you
know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
- Download the VicEmergency
app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter