Eco-Shark Barrier

About the Eco-Shark Barrier at Coogee Beach 

The City of Cockburn installed the state’s first Eco Shark Barrier at Coogee Beach, allowing people to enjoy a safe swimming environment all year round. The physical barrier is recyclable and safe for marine animals and the environment. The area has become a popular and safe swimming destination for people from around Perth.

The Eco-Shark Barrier has been in place at Coogee Beach since 2014. The area within the barrier is approximately 300 metres long and 75 metres wide and it extends from sea bed to surface to create a safe swimming beach. The Eco-shark barrier is a strong physical barrier made from a sturdy, flexible nylon with steel cables that is expected to last at least 10 years and which can be recycled at the end of its life. The barrier does not harm marine life, but provides a unique marine habitat whilst it is in place.

The Eco Shark Barrier remains in place throughout the year, but undergoes maintenance and repair from time to time mainly during winter months. Large marine life may be able to enter the barrier during these times of maintenance and repair so please look out for signage on site that may indicate when this is underway.

The barrier at Coogee Beach has proven to be a very popular destination for swimmers from all around Perth. It attracts schools and other swimming groups. In the summer months, one of the City’s three pontoons can be found within the barrier.

Eco-Shark Barrier Location

Coogee Beach (next to Coogee Jetty)
6 Powell Rd, Coogee
WA 6166

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More information and contact 

Visit the Eco Shark Barrier website opens in a new window for more information on the installation or contact Customer Service on 08 9411 3444 or at

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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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