Queensland Shark Attacks

326 attacks recorded (81 fatal)
Queensland shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Dec 22nd 1972 Currumbin Rock N
Oct 22nd 1972 Stevens Reef, 70 miles from Mackay N
Jun 26th 1972 Bundaberg N
Jun 26th 1972 Bundaberg N
Apr 1st 1972 Wellington Point N
Dec 5th 1971 Gladstone Y
May 14th 1969 Broomfield Reef N
Feb 1st 1969 Cooktown N
Nov 30th 1967 Surfer's Paradise N
Sep 27th 1966 Broomfield Island, 11 miles from Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef N
Nov 21st 1965 Near Brisbane Y
Nov 3rd 1965 Oak Beach N
Nov 18th 1964 Fingal Beach, near Tweed Heads Y
Feb 2nd 1964 Brisbane N
Dec 26th 1963 Figtree Ledge, Hervey Bay N
Nov 14th 1963 Mermaid Beach N
Nov 25th 1962 Townsville N
Apr 20th 1962 Nobbys Beach N
Feb 15th 1962 Between Smith N
Feb 4th 1962 Greenmount Beach N
Jan 7th 1962 Dicky Beach N
Dec 28th 1961 Lambert's Beach, Mackay Y
Dec 28th 1961 Lambert N
Dec 18th 1961 Noosa Heads Y
Jul 7th 1961 Cape Moreton N
Dec 20th 1960 College N
Dec 1st 1960 Colledge's Crossing, Brisbane River N
Nov 27th 1960 Black N
Nov 11th 1960 Scott N
Dec 29th 1959 Scotts Point Beach N
Dec 19th 1959 Off Wynnum in Moreton Bay, near Brisbane Y
Nov 28th 1959 North Burleigh, near Brisbane N
Nov 22nd 1959 Surfer's Paradise, Northcliffe N
Jan 17th 1959 Alexandra Headland near Mooloolaba N
Nov 23rd 1958 Surfer's Paradise Y
Jun 15th 1958 Green Island N
Aug 15th 1956 Near Southport N
Feb 26th 1956 Pioneer River near Mackay Y
Oct 16th 1955 Tully, North Queensland N
Darnley Island, Torres Strait Y
Jun 27th 1954 Fitzroy Island N
Dec 13th 1953 Palm Beach N
Jun 1st 1953 N
Oct 22nd 1951 Ocean baths, Kissing Point Beach Y
Fitzroy River near Rockhampton Y
Dec 31st 1950 Kirra N
Dec 16th 1950 Palm Beach North, 5 miles north of Burleigh Heads, Brisbane Y
Nov 25th 1950 Burleigh Heads, Brisbane N
Nov 12th 1950 Yeppoon N
Oct 4th 1950 Peterson's Beach, Sarina N
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Sydney (10)
  • Sydney Harbor (10)
  • Near Thursday Island (9)
  • Brisbane River (9)
  • Moreton Bay (8)
  • Newcastle (8)
  • Bunbury (7)
  • Coogee (7)
  • Ross River, Townsville (7)
  • Bondi (7)

Attacks by month

  • January (48)
  • February (31)
  • March (21)
  • April (26)
  • May (18)
  • June (10)
  • July (13)
  • August (14)
  • September (16)
  • October (24)
  • November (47)
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