Queensland Shark Attacks

338 attacks recorded (82 fatal)
Queensland shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
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
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
Jan 7th 1931 Yeppoon, near Ross Creek N
Nov 30th 1930 St. Helena Island, Moreton Bay N
Townsville Y
Sep 1st 1929 Ross River, Townsville Y
Great Barrier Reef N
Great Barrier Reef N
Apr 11th 1929 Bribie Passage, Caloundra N
Jan 27th 1929 Alma Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville Y
Barrow Point, 100 miles north of Cooktown, Queensland N
Apr 6th 1928 Graceville N
Y
Off Cairns Y
Apr 8th 1927 Near Thursday Island N
Feb 9th 1927 Brisbane River N
Great Barrier Reef Y
May 22nd 1923 Great Barrier Reef Y
Mar 18th 1923 Ross River, Townsville N
Dec 5th 1922 Pialba Beach near Maryborough Y
Jan 15th 1922 Ross River, Townsville Y
Dec 11th 1921 Fitzroy River at Rockhampton N
Nov 27th 1921 Gay Y
Nov 27th 1921 Gay N
Oct 12th 1921 Off Hinchinbrook Island N
Oct 4th 1921 Barrier Reef Y
Mar 8th 1920 Between Bay Rock & Magnetic Island, Cleveland Bay N
Brible Island N
Jan 5th 1919 Ross River, Townsville Y
Sep 19th 1918 Townsville Y
Apr 4th 1918 Near Cairns N
Dec 30th 1916 Yeppoon, near Ross Creek N
Nov 10th 1916 Townsville Y
Nov 9th 1916 Kissing Point Camp, Townsville Y
Nov 10th 1915 Cabbage Tree Creek, Sandgate N
Magnetic Island N
Brisbane N
Nov 21st 1913 Sandgate Jetty, Brisbane N
Jan 1st 1912 Ross Creek Y
Oct 25th 1911 Great Barrier Reef N
Nov 24th 1910 Mackay N

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 (33)
  • March (21)
  • April (26)
  • May (18)
  • June (11)
  • July (13)
  • August (15)
  • September (16)
  • October (27)
  • November (47)
  • December (51)