A new state-of-the-art shark detection system has successfully passed an extended trial off the coast of Sydney.
The makers of a new high tech shark detection system say it may soon be in use after a successful Bondi Beach trial.
Shark Mitigation Systems said its Clever Buoy system has been endorsed by the Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA) as a viable detection and alert solution for Australian beaches.
The system uses new sonar technology to create a virtual shark net, detecting sharks outside of the surf zone and immediately alerting authorities and beach users.
An eight week trial involving professional lifeguards proved successful across all measures, Shark Mitigation Systems co-founder Craig Anderson said.
It shows the system can sustainably operate in real beach conditions, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, he said.
"Following this successful trial, beachgoers in many parts of Australia and indeed in other countries can now look forward to safer beaches as we move to deploy this technology in response to the growing demand," Mr Anderson said.
The company has already been invited by several councils to submit proposals for the use of the Clever Buoy system off beaches in both Australia and overseas.
The Perth-based business, which recently listed on the share market, said its costs are competitive with alternative options on the market.
Shark Mitigation Systems has also developed patented camouflage patterns for wetsuits and surfboards that hide the user from sharks or make them appear unlike typical shark prey.
The company's shares closed steady at 24 cent, a gain of 20 per cent since it listed on May 12.