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The free SharkSmart app provides real-time shark alerts, information and resources for people using NSW ocean beaches. 

You can customise alerts based on time, region, type of alert, or by beach. 

The app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

    App features

    SharkSmart features include:

    • alerts about shark-related incidents
    • maps showing where you are in relation to the general location of beaches with shark mitigation gear
    • real-time information about:
      • detections of tagged sharks by the network of 37 tagged shark listening stations along the NSW coast
      • sharks observed by the 50 drones operated by Surf Life Saving NSW
      • target sharks (White, Tiger and Bull sharks) tagged and released by 305 SMART drumlines
      • marine animal strandings
      • other beach safety issues
    • information about sharks and other marine creatures, including images of dangerous and non-dangerous sharks and other marine animals that sting and bite.

    How to download the app

    To download the free Department of Primary Industries app, visit an app store.

    Download on the App Store
    Get it on Google Play

    It's available for:

    • Apple Watch
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android smart watch
    • Android smartphone
    • Android tablet.
    Last updated: 10 March 2023