In an emergency, call TRIPLE ZERO (000)


There is a wide variety of sharks that live along the Queensland coastline.

Most patrolled beaches along the Queensland coast have shark control equipment (nets or drumlines) in the sea just beyond the surf line. Their job is to capture very large and possibly dangerous sharks that try to reach beaches. It’s important that you do not swim near or interfere with Shark Control Program equipment.

If lifesavers spot a shark, they will sound a siren or ring a bell, put up the red flag and tell you to leave the water immediately. Always follow their instructions quickly.



Shark hotline: Report out-of-place shark control equipment, entangled marine life (24 hours)

1800 806 891

What to do if you get hurt?

Get the person out of the water when it is safe to do so and call 000. Apply pressure to stop the bleeding and provide CPR if necessary.

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