Public Environmental Review - Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017


The State of Western Australia (Department of the Premier and Cabinet) is proposing to set up to 60 static baited drum lines. These will be deployed approximately 1km offshore from selected high use swimming beaches and surf breaks within designated Marine Monitored Areas in the metropolitan and south west coastal regions of Western Australia. The static drum lines are to be deployed between 15 November and 30 April for a period of three years, commencing in 2014.

Twelve drum lines will be kept in reserve for temporary deployment in response to a shark threat or incident anywhere in Western Australian waters at any time throughout the year.

The State of Western Australia (Department of the Premier and Cabinet) has prepared a PER which is available for examination and download at the following web site –

Copies of the PER will be available for examination at:

  • Library/Reading Room
    4th Floor, The Atrium, 168 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000
  • JS Battye Library, 25 Francis Street, Perth
  • State Library Western Australia
  • Designated metropolitan and south west Local Government libraries.

A CD version of the PER is available (free of charge) for collection from The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia at 40 Havelock Street West Perth WA 6005 or you may call 6552 5070 to have one posted out to you.

Public submissions close on Monday 7 July 2014.

The EPA prefers submissions to be made online. Click below to make your submission.

Alternatively, submissions may be:

Posted to:
The Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority,
Locked Bag 10, East Perth WA 6892; or

Delivered to:
The Environmental Protection Authority,
Level 4, The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth,

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please email

Why We Are Consulting

A Public Environmental Review has been prepared by State of Western Australia (Department of the Premier and Cabinet) to examine the environmental effects associated with the proposed program, in accordance with Western Australian Government procedures. The Public Environmental Review describes the proposal, examines the likely environmental effects and the proposed environmental management procedures.


Key Dates

Status: Closed

Ran from 9 Jun 2014 to 7 Jul 2014

Other Information


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Public Environmental Review