Shark sightings close beaches


Sharks have been spotted off the Great Ocean Road.

TWO beaches along the Great Ocean Road have been closed due to multiple shark sightings in the area.

Fairhaven Beach was closed at 3.26pm after a shark was spotted, followed by Thirteenth Beach just before 5pm.

Another shark sighting was reported off the coast of the Lorne-Queenscliffe Coastal Reserve.

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Locations of shark sightings in Victoria. Picture: VicEmergency

Locations of shark sightings in Victoria. Picture: VicEmergencySource:Supplied

The sightings come as the Environment Protection Authority rated 33 of Melbourne’s 36 bay beaches as “good”, and suitable for swimming.

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