Swimmer safety

Follow these safety guidelines to minimise the risk of a shark attack:

  • Don’t swim at dawn or dusk.
  • Always swim in clear water (not in murky water, busy anchorages, estuary mouths or canals).
  • Don’t throw food scraps or fish waste overboard (including in anchorages or where people are swimming).
  • Don’t swim where fish are being cleaned.
  • Swim, surf, snorkel or dive with a buddy.
  • Follow local signage and swim between the flags at patrolled beaches.

Read more about how you can Be Safe. Be SharkSmart.

Beaches with shark safety equipment

We recommend you swim only at patrolled beaches that have shark safety equipment in place.

Area

Beaches

 

Bundaberg

  • Bargara
  • Kelly's Beach
  • Nielson Park
  • Oaks Beach

Cairns

  • Buchans Point Beach
  • Clifton Cairns Beach
  • Ellis Beach
  • Holloways Beach
  • Trinity Beach
  • Yorkeys Knob
  • Palm Cove

Capricorn Coast

  • Cooee Bay
  • Emu Park
  • Farnborough Beach
  • Fisherman Beach
  • Kemp Beach
  • Lammermoor Beach
  • Mullambin Beach
  • Tanby Point
  • Yeppoon

Gladstone

  • Tannum Sands
 

Gold Coast

  • Broadbeach
  • Burleigh Beach
  • Bilinga Beach
  • Coolangatta Beach
  • Currumbin
  • Elkhorn Avenue
  • Greenmount Beach
  • Kirra Beach
  • Kurrawa Beach
  • Main Beach
  • Mermaid Beach
  • Sheraton Mirage Beach
  • Miami Beach
  • North Burleigh Beach
  • Northcliffe
  • North Kirra Beach
  • Narrow Neck
  • Nobby Beach
  • Palm Beach
  • Rainbow Bay
  • Staghorn Avenue
  • Surfers Paradise Beach
  • Tallebudgera Beach
  • Tugun Beach

Mackay

  • Blacks Beach
  • Bucasia Beach
  • Eimeo Beach
  • Harbour Beach
  • Lamberts Beach
  • South Lamberts Beach

North Stradbroke Island

  • Amity Point
  • Cylinder Beach
  • Flinders Beach
  • Ocean Beach

Rainbow Beach

  • Rainbow Beach
 

Sunshine Coast

  • Alexandra Headland
  • Bribie Island
  • Buddina Beach
  • Caloundra
  • Castaways Beach
  • Coolum Beach
  • Currimundi
  • Hyatt Regency Resort
  • Marcus Beach
  • Marcoola Beach
  • Maroochydore Beach
  • Moffat Beach
  • Mooloolaba Beach
  • Mudjimba Beach
  • Noosa
  • Peregian Beach
  • Point Cartwright
  • Sunrise Beach
  • Sunshine Beach
  • Surfair Resort
  • Twin Waters Resort
  • Wurtulla
  • Yaroomba Beach

Townsville and Magnetic Island

  • Alma Bay
  • Florence Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • Kissing Point
  • Nelly Bay
  • Pallarenda Beach
  • Picnic Bay
  • Radical Bay

Locations of SCP equipment

Maps of equipment locations: