Advice - Env
- Avoid the Area
Portland North, Portland
1674435072000Last Monday at 11:51 AM
message is being issued for Portland, Portland North
- Due to two whale carcasses there could be an increase in shark activity reported at Portland.
- A whale carcass can attract sharks
to the area and mean they are 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 the
- This Advice replaces the Advice issued on Saturday at 8.18pm.
Avoid the area. Stay informed and do not enter the water at closed beaches.
What you should do:
- If you see sharks, report the sighting by calling Triple Zero (000) or notify lifesavers immediately if you are at a patrolled beach.
Staying safe at nearby beaches:
- Always swim, dive or surf
with a friend.
- Swim between the red and
yellow flags on patrolled beaches.
- 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.
Impacts in your area:
- The Victorian Fisheries Authority is monitoring for shark sightings and providing advice to relevant authorities.
This message was issued by Victorian Fisheries
The next update is
expected by 30/01/2023 12:00 pm or as the situation changes.
Use multiple sources to stay
The following services can
help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
- To access this information in other languages, call the Translating
and Interpreting Service on 131
450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
- If you are deaf, hard of
hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay
Service on 1800 555 677 and ask
them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.