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About Spot a Shark

Spot a Shark Incorporated is a community-based not for profit organisation that takes no profit and is controlled and operated by volunteers. Spot a Shark relies on donations for its continuing existence. Funds raised go towards:

  • General administration: Spot a Shark does not use paid fundraisers or pay its staff for their time but we do have costs associated to running websites, domains, and the associated servers and Wildbook software.

  • Scientific papers & publications: Spot a Shark can occasionally incur costs in relation to preparing scientific research or publications for the Grey Nurse shark population that help provide evidence of the health, distribution and population size that can be used to maintain recovery actions from the government and scientific community.

  • Surveys: Our ongoing research relies upon surveys of populations up and down the coast and whilst our volunteers try their best to perform as many surveys as they can out of their own pocket it helps to get funding to help with boat costs so that more thorough surveys can be performed. 

  • Grey Nurse Shark related campaigns: Spot a Shark also may incur costs in relation to rescuing injured sharks, or in materials used for campaigns that aim to raise awareness and help protect shark populations.

The assets and income of the Spot a Shark organisation shall be applied solely to further its objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the organisation except as genuine compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation. 

Spot a Shark Incorporated has been registered with the Australian Business Number (ABN) of: 33955303136 since 12th April 2011 

Terms and Conditions

By donating to Spot a Shark you are agreeing to our terms and conditions including our refund and receipting policy. Please review the following prior to making your donation.

When adopting a shark the donor understands that they do not own the shark but are showing their support towards Spot a Shark and all our funding needs.


Under Australian Consumer Law, we are not required to provide a refund or replacement due to change of mind.​ A refund may be available if you make an error in your donation. In these circumstances Spot a Shark will fully examine all requests for refund and endeavour to ensure that genuine errors are rectified, however we are under no obligation to give refunds and the decision on refunds will be at Spot a Shark's discretion.

When you place a physical order, for example a T-shirt, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and your location:

  • Items will be posted via a combination of Australia Express Post and couriers

  • Shipping costs apply for orders under $200 within Australia and are based on delivery from Sydney

  • For international shipping, please contact us beforehand

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