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) ().
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.
- shark protection
- gear restrictions
on the fishing restrictions for sharks page.
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.