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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

Sharpes Beach, Ballina 25-07-2016 12h00SurfingNo injury. Leg rope severed, knocked off board by sharkNO 18yo Curran See & Harry Lake
Kingscliff 01-06-2016 Bronze whaler sharks x 3SpearfishingNo injury, but sharks repeatedly hit their fins and gunsNO Waade Madigan and Dr Seyong Kim
First Sun Beach, Byron Bay 18-04-2016 12h00Wobbegong sharkSwimmingMinor puncture wound to footNO 12yo Zak Kedem
Bombo Beach 29-03-2016 19h00SurfingSevere injury to thighNO 22yo Brett Connellan
North Cronulla Beach 27-03-2016 11h00SurfingNo injury, board dentedNO 41yo Roie Smyth
Hams Beach 03-02-2016 Late afternoonWindsurfingNo injury, shark bit boardNO 40yo Andrew Morris
Bondi Beach 20-12-2015 07h00Bronze whaler shark, 6'SurfingNo injury, shark leapt on surfboardNO 43yo Dean Norburn
Lake Macquarie 12-12-2015 10h30White shark, 3.5 mFishingNo injury, shark rammed boat & bit motorNO 6 m boat: occupants Stephen & Andrew Crust
East Ballina 09-11-2015 18h15Bull shark, 2.8 to 3.1 mSurfingInjury to left thighNO 20yo Sam Morgan
North Shelly Beach 07-09-2015 06h156' sharkSurfingMinor laceration to handNO 42yo Justin Daniels
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