2011 Shark sightings

The sightings listed here are compiled from third parties. They are seldom verified or confirmed and PIRSA Fisheries take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information and 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. Remember that sharks are mobile creatures; hence a shark sighting provided may not be specifically accurate, valid or useful.

Care should be taken when interpreting any information on the shark sighting log. Many of the sightings have not been verified and in some instances there may be multiple sightings of the same shark listed.

Some sightings are reported several hours, and in some cases days, after the actual observation. Although these sightings are listed, the usefulness of this information should be considered in this context.

PIRSA excludes all liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from using this site and any information or material available on the site.

Identifier codes

P    Report from member of the public
R    Surf Life Saving South Australia observation from rotary wing aircraft
F    UniSA/State Emergency Services observation from fixed wing aircraft
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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Date of Report Time of Report Date of Sighting Time of Sighting Sighting Location Shark Species Identifier
24/12/11  06:00  24/12/11 unknown  Glenelg tyre reef  3.5 m Great White 
23/12/11 10:52 22/12/11 15:13 Pt Willunga 150 metres from shore Unknown 2 metres P
21/12/11  16:25  21/12/11  16:25  Maslins Beach  Unknown 3 to 4 metres 
21/12/11  13:56 21/12/11 13:56  100 metres off shore Aldinga Beach near Norman Road  Unknown 3 metres in length  S
21/12/11   13:00 21/12/11  13:00  5 metres off shore from West Beach  Unknown 1 metre in length  S
13/12/11 19:37 13/12/11 19:00 Willunga Beach 100 metres offshore Unknown S
09/12/11 17:02  9/12/11 17:24 Moana approx 30 metres offshore Unknown 2.5 metres in length
09/12/11 15:36  9/12/11 17:00 Aldinga Beach approx 70 metres offshore  Unknown 2.5 metres in length P
09/12/11 15:37  9/12/11 14:38 Aldinga Beach approx 150 metres offshore  not specified P
09/12/11 15:36  9/12/11 17:00  Aldinga Beach approx 40 metres offshore  Unknown 2.5 metres in length P
04/11/11 11:00 04/11/11 11:00 200-300 metres offshore from Henley Beach esplanade Great White P
23/08/11 10:00 23/08/11  not given  6 km from boat ramp at Fishermans Bay not specified P
09/04/11  14:00  08/04/11  not given Towards end of jetty at Beachport  Great White 
29/03/11  15:00  19/03/11  14:12  Clarries Fishing Spot at West Beach   Great White 
28/03/11  08:00  26/03/11  13:30  Fenelon Islands (near Ceduna)  Great White 
27/02/11  18:30  27/02/11  12:00  2km from shore. Towards Frenchman past Fence and Gallippoli Beach  Great White 
09/02/11  15:45  09/02/11 14:58 2m long shark at Maslins Outlet  not specified 
09/02/11  15:45  09/02/11  15:00  200m off shore between Maslins Beach and Large Point  not specified 
09/02/11  12:00  09/02/11  11:40  2km off Maslins Beach not specified 
01/02/11 11:30  31/01/11  16:00  Within 3km of coast between Point Drummond and Halls Bay  Great White 
03/01/11  N/A 03/01/11  N/A  4-5km off Brighton Beach Great White 
03/01/11  07:30  02/01/11  15:30  Anxious Bay Elliston 500 metres from shore  Great White