Sharks are an important part of the South Australia’s healthy marine ecosystem.

Shark sightings and reporting

Members of the public can report shark sightings:

View a list of shark sighting and reporting frequently asked questions (FAQs) (PDF 254.7 KB).

Sharks in South Australia

Over 160 species of sharks inhabit Australian waters.

There are 5 species of shark in South Australian waters that are considered potentially dangerous:

  • white shark
  • thresher shark
  • mako shark
  • bronze whaler
  • dusky shark.

Fishing restrictions

Learn about:

  • shark protection
  • berleying
  • gear restrictions

on the fishing restrictions for sharks page.

Handling sharks

It is important that fishers follow appropriate handling procedures to ensure the ethical and humane treatment of our aquatic species. Learn how to handle sharks safely and ethically.

Page Last Reviewed: 28 Jul 2017
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