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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

Birubi Point 27-10-2017 09h00Wobbegong shark, 1 mSurfingMinor injury to footNO 31yo male
Iluka Beach 09-09-2017 06h00White shark, 3 to 3.5mSurfingMinor lacerations to right hipNO 35yo Abe McGrath
Evans Head 26-05-2017 FishingAbrasion to right forearm from pectoral fin of a shark that leapt into his boatNO 73yo Terry Selwood
The Farm 18-03-2017 18h30Body boardingMinorNO 30yo Gonzalo Fernandez
Merimbula 02-01-2017 18h00Shark involvement not confirmedWadingMinor injuries to foot & toesNO 20yo Mitchell Collins
Merimbula 05-12-2016 02h00Wobbegong shark, 2mSurf fishingLacerations to both hands while attempting to land a hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 20yo Jesse Phillips
Booti Booti National Park 30-11-2016 09h00White sharkSurfingInjuries to foot & armNO 65yo Colin Rowland
Broken Head Beach 23-10-2016 07h30SurfingLacerations to left thighNO 36yo Jade Fitzpatrick
Sharpes Beach, Ballina 11-10-2016 10h30SurfingMinor wound to lower right leg & surfboard bittenNO 25yo Seneca Rus
Lighthouse Beach, Ballina 25-09-2016 9h00White shark, 3.5 mSurfing4 deep lacerations to thighNO 17yo Cooper Allen
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