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List of all shark attacks in Tasmania

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 42 shark attacks in Tasmania. Out of those, 7 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 16.67%. 23 attacks came out of the blue while 19 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Maatsuyker Island 05-06-2019 Abalone divingBumped by shark but no injuryNO male
Clifton Beach 22-07-2016 SurfingCalf bumped but no injuryNO 36yo Zebulon Critchlow
Nettley Bay 09-02-2016 12h30No shark involvementSurfingNo injury, knocked off boardNO male
Lachan Island, Mercury Passage 24-07-2015 10h00White shark, 3.9 to 4.2 mScallop diving on hookahFATALYES 46yo Damien Johnson
South Cape Bay 21-06-2012 SurfingKnocked off board, shark bit nose off surfboardNO James Barthy
Binalong Bay 10-01-2009 15h45White shark, 5mSurfingSevere lacerations to right legNO 13yo Hannah Mighall
near Schouten Island 26-12-2008 2 m sharkYacht raceNo injury to occupants - shark became entangled in aft rudderNO Wild Oats XI
Tenth Island (King Island) 04-06-1993 10h555 m [16.5'] white sharkScuba diving at seal colonyFATALYES 34yo Teresa Cartwright
Barren Joey Island 31-03-1993 InvalidSpearfishingNo injuryNO 32yo Tony Szolomiak
Clifton Beach, southwest of Hobart 08-02-1992 19h30Questionable incidentSurfingNo injury, shark allegedly took his surfboard & slashed his wetsuit. Shark involvement questionableNO 19yo Wayne Fitzpatrick
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