Over 60 sharks spotted along NSW coast over last two days

More than 60 sharks have been spotted near popular swimming spots on the New South Wales coast over the past two days.

Swimmers were kept out of the water at Jervis Bay when more than 30 sharks over 2 meters long were seen in the shallows.

Earlier this month, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird held off on the implementation of new shark attack prevention measures, like GPS tracking, Twitter alerts and improved safety barriers, until the new year.


A surfer also reported a shark sighting at Port Kembla Beach on Tuesday afternoon.

When the Aerial Patrol responded minutes later it spotted a hammerhead shark in the beach area and another five sharks nearby.

Windang Beach was closed while beachgoers waited for a number of sharks to move offshore while five hammerheads were also spotted at Warilla.

The Aerial Patrol is providing daily beach surveillance until the end of January.