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List of all shark attacks in Western Australia

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 197 shark attacks in Western Australia. Out of those, 32 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 16.24%. 133 attacks came out of the blue while 64 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Cull Island / Esperance 04-01-2020 13h00White sharkScuba divingFATALYES 57yo Gary Johnson
Esperance 01-01-2020 16h10Swimming after being swept off rocksProbable drowning and scavengingYES 21yo Eric Birighitti
Exmouth 05-12-2019 09h00Free divingArm bittenNO 57yo Peter O'Halloran
Burns Beach, Perth 06-09-2019 09h0014' white sharkSpearfishingNo injury, shark bit swim finNO Joe Petrovich
North Cottesloe 13-01-2019 11h30Wobbegong sharkSwimmingMinor injury to left footNO 15yo Isabella Brett-Jensen
Pyramids Beach, Mandurah 10-11-2018 08h40Sandtiger sharkBody BoardingInjuries to lower left leg and footNO 20yo Noah Symmons
Guillotines surf break, Shire of Augusta Margaret River 23-10-2018 09h00SurfingKnocked off board by a shark. No injuryNO male
Two Rocks near Three Mile Reef 12-10-2018 12h00White shark, 5m femaleSpearfishingNo injury, bumped by sharkNO Steve Oakes
Gearys Beach 27-04-2018 16h50SurfingNo injury, knocked off board by sharkNO Adam Murray
Surfers Point, Prevelly 24-04-2018 09h303 m sharkSurfingNo injury, knocked off board by sharkNO 60yo Rob Bruce
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