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List of all shark attacks in New South Wales

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 498 shark attacks in New South Wales. Out of those, 99 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 19.88%. 346 attacks came out of the blue while 152 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Windang Beach 16-01-2020 08h00"A small shark"SurfingLaceration ot left ankle and footNO 59yo Will Schroeter
Shellharbour 19-12-2019 White sharkFishingPROVOKED INCIDENTNO
Lighthouse Beach 04-10-2019 16h00White shark, 3.5 mSurfingNo injury, surfboard severely damagedNO 29yo Mike Bruton
Lennox Head 04-06-2019 13h00SurfingInjury to wristNO male
Tomaree 26-04-2019 14h00Grey nurse shark, 3 m femaleSpearfishing3 puncture marks to left forearmNO 18yo Max Carey
Belongil Bay 16-02-2019 06h40SurfingLacerations/puncture marks to thighNO 41yo Sam Edwardes
Urunga area 03-02-2019 06h15SurfingNo injury, surfboard bittenNO 50yo Matt Gallagher
14-12-2018 11h00Wobbegong sharkPROVOKED INCIDENTNO 48yo male
Nambucca 08-12-2018 07h15SurfingFive deep lacerations to lower right legNO 36yo Joel Mason
7 Mile Beach, Gerroa 16-11-2018 13h00SurfingInjuries to calf and handNO 24yo male
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