See below for a range of shark mitigation measures recommended by the NSW, Australia, Government.
Tell an on-duty lifesaver or lifeguard if you see a shark.
Stay close to shore when swimming.
Stay out of the water with bleeding cuts or wounds.
It's best to swim, dive or surf with other people.
Avoid swimming and surfing at dawn, dusk and night – sharks can see you but you can’t see them.
Keep away from murky, dirty water, and waters with known effluents or sewage.
Avoid areas used by recreational or commercial fishers.
Avoid areas with signs of bait fish or fish feeding activity; diving seabirds are a good indicator of fish activity.
Dolphins do not indicate the absence of sharks; both often feed together on the same food, and sharks are known to eat dolphins.
Be aware that sharks may be present between sandbars or near steep drop offs.
Steer clear of swimming in canals and swimming or surfing in river/harbour mouths.
Avoid having pets in the water with you.
Keep away from shark nets and other shark mitigation measures.
Consider using a personal deterrent.*
*There are several commercially available shark deterrent products but the NSW Government recommends investing in a device that has been independently tested and verified.