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List of all shark attacks in Queensland

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 325 shark attacks in Queensland. Out of those, 77 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 23.69%. 238 attacks came out of the blue while 87 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

North West Island 06-01-2020 17h30Lemon sharkSwimmingLacerations to legNO 7yo Miah Holmes
North West Island 29-12-2019 12h58Shovelnose "shark" which is a ray, not a shark)SwimmingMinor injury to handNO 30syo male
Bargara 29-11-2019 18h00SnorkelingLacerations to footNO 30yo male
Elliot Head, near Bundaberg. 22-11-2019 SpearfishingBelieved to have drowned. Partial remains washed ashore at North Beach, Mylestom, New South Wales on 17 December. Shark involvement prior to death could not be confirmedNO 38yo Andrew Page
Off Airlie Beach, Whitsundays 28-10-2019 10h20Tiger sharkSnorkelingRaddon’s right foot was severed and Maggs sustained serious lacerations to his lower right leg.NO 28 & 22yo Alistair Reddon & Danny Maggs
Woorim Beach, Bribie Island, 16-10-2019 17h307' sharkSurfingNo injury, surfboard bittenNO 17yo Riley Brown
Magra Islet 27-07-2019 18h30SnorkelingLacerations to lower legNO female
Pelican Waters, Caloundra 08-07-2019 08h00Bull shark pupPaddle boardingPuncture wounds to left wristNO 40syo Craig McDougall
Yandaran Beach 13-05-2019 16h21Body SurfingLaceration to right ankleNO 53yo male
Line Reef 24-03-2019 12h30Grey reef shark, 4'SwimmingPuncture marks to left hip and buttocksNO 25yo Ryan Bowring
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