Report an entanglement

Whale, dolphins and other marine mammals occasionally get entangled in fishing gear, aquaculture infrastructure, protective nets and marine debris. To document these incidents and to understand the impact such events may have on marine mammal populations it is important that all observed events are recorded. If you have seen an entangled marine mammal please click the button below to fill out a form with the details of the entanglement.

Please note that submission of information and/or images will be taken as acceptance of the terms and conditions as set out below.

Click here to report an entanglement online

Please note!

If you find an animal entangled, stranded or in distress please contact the relevant State or Territory rescue hotline immediately!.
New South Wales
ORRCA Whale and Dolphin Rescue
Ph: 02 9415 3333
Northern Territory
Marine Wildwatch
Ph: 1800 453 941
Ph: 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
South Australia
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Ph: 1300 650 411
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Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment
Ph: 0427 942 537
Whale and Dolphin Emergency Hotline
Ph: 1300 136 017
Western Australia
Ph: 08 9474 9055
Follow this link for further information about the Australian Large Whale Disentanglement Network.