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List of all shark attacks in australia

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 1374 shark attacks in AUSTRALIA. Out of those, 286 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 20.82%. 960 attacks came out of the blue while 414 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Windang Beach 16-01-2020 08h00"A small shark"SurfingLaceration ot left ankle and footNO 59yo Will Schroeter
North West Island 06-01-2020 17h30Lemon sharkSwimmingLacerations to legNO 7yo Miah Holmes
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
North West Island 29-12-2019 12h58Shovelnose "shark" which is a ray, not a shark)SwimmingMinor injury to handNO 30syo male
Shellharbour 19-12-2019 White sharkFishingPROVOKED INCIDENTNO
Exmouth 05-12-2019 09h00Free divingArm bittenNO 57yo Peter O'Halloran
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
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