Queensland Shark Attacks

326 attacks recorded (81 fatal)
Queensland shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Apr 9th 1950 Cooper's Point Y
Aug 28th 1949 Yorkey N
Aug 28th 1949 Yorkey Y
Apr 18th 1949 Nerang River, Southpot N
Apr 17th 1949 Ellis Beach, 20 miles from Cairns Y
Dec 26th 1948 King Y
Dec 10th 1948 Rib Reef off Townsville N
Nov 1st 1947 Moreton Bay Y
Auckland Creek, Gladstone N
Aug 18th 1945 Ellis Beach, 20 miles from Cairns Y
Apr 19th 1946 Trinity Beach, Cairns Y
Jan 17th 1946 Townsville N
Jun 15th 1945 Trinity Beach, Cairns Y
Nov 1st 1944 Maroochydore Beach N
Tewantin N
May 14th 1943 Off Brisbane Y
Sep 12th 1942 Trinity Beach, 17 km northwast of Cairns N
May 9th 1942 Great Barrier Reef, off Cairns N
Double Island Beach N
Jan 29th 1940 Brisbane River N
Jan 15th 1940 Surfers Paradise, near Southport N
Jan 1st 1940 Malagigi, Barrier Reef N
Dec 14th 1939 Rubbish Dump Creek, Mackay Y
Near Restoration Rock off Portland Roads N
Oct 5th 1938 Between Wynnum & St. Helena Island N
Oct 27th 1937 Kirra Beach, Coolangatta Y
Oct 27th 1937 Kirra Beach, Coolangatta Y
May 15th 1937 Ross River, Townsville Y
Feb 3rd 1937 Moreton Island N
Dec 19th 1936 Brisbane River N
Apr 22nd 1936 Arlington Reef near Cairns N
Mar 19th 1936 Near Forbes Island, Barrier Reef N
Brisbane River N
Jan 5th 1936 Main Beach, Southport N
Aug 26th 1935 At Flat Top, near Mackay Y
Mar 30th 1935 Barrier Reef off Mackay N
Mar 13th 1935 Pimpana River N
Jan 24th 1935 Ross River, Townsville N
Jan 17th 1935 Seaforth River, near MacKay N
Aug 26th 1934 Off Eva Island 20 miles from Cardwell Y
Apr 15th 1934 Elephant Rock, Currumbin near Southport N
Nov 18th 1933 Near Barrow Point N
Off Bloomfield River N
Currumbin N
May 23rd 1933 Off Stradbroke Island N
Jan 4th 1933 Strand Beach, Kissing Point, Townsville Y
Feb 13th 1932 Calliope River N
Jan 27th 1932 Ipswich N
Aug 1st 1931 Port Douglas Y
Mar 22nd 1931 Ross River, Townsville Y
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Sydney (10)
  • Sydney Harbor (10)
  • Brisbane River (9)
  • Near Thursday Island (9)
  • Newcastle (8)
  • Moreton Bay (8)
  • Bondi (7)
  • Thursday Island (7)
  • Great Barrier Reef (7)
  • Brisbane (7)

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  • January (48)
  • February (31)
  • March (21)
  • April (26)
  • May (18)
  • June (10)
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  • November (47)
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