In response to community concerns regarding whale entanglements, Sandy has opened a survey to gauge the views of Noosa State Electorate residents on the specifics regarding the use of shark nets at Noosa Main Beach. This includes whether further trials of other shark control measures, as replacements, are supported by the community in efforts to reduce impacts to marine species.

It takes just 5 minutes, with results from this survey forming part of our ongoing advocacy on behalf of Noosa to the Queensland Minister for Agriculture who is responsible for the shark control program. Your collective voice is powerful, providing reassurance to those making decisions that they are aligning to community expectations, whilst making provision for voices that may not agree with a majority view.

Currently, Noosa Main Beach has standard shark nets in place, with shark-spotting drones being trialed, and other alternatives being tested in various regions that include, but are not restricted to, smart drumlines.

With previous Noosa MP survey results indicating between 60% and 75% support for alternative shark control methods, this dedicated survey is important to establish a clear Noosa ‘position’ on the specifics. Previous responses from State Government have indicated that support of key stakeholders including Noosa Council is vital in determining where trials and transitions occur.

The Survey closes at 12pm on Monday the 1st of April and can be completed at

For residents needing a paper copy or who would like to make additional comments after completing the survey, please contact our office on 5319 3100 or via Anyone who resides outside the Noosa Electorate should share their views with their local state member of parliament.

Further information

For all our previous Noosa 360 updates on shark nets, please visit

To see results from our surveys on others matters relevant to Noosa, please visit