Western Australia Shark Attacks

197 attacks recorded (32 fatal)
Western Australia shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Nov 6th 2000 Cottesloe Beach, Perth N
Nov 6th 2000 Cottesloe Beach, Perth Y
Nov 9th 1997 Albany N
Oct 28th 1997 Cottesloe Beach, Perth N
Jan 20th 1997 Geraldton Y
Apr 16th 1996 Black Rock, Carnavon N
Jan 14th 1996 Mutton Bird Island, Albany N
Sep 11th 1995 Honeymoon Island, near Hopetown Y
May 18th 1995 Bernier Island, Shark Bay N
Albany N
Aug 14th 1993 Off Rottnest Island N
Nov 1st 1991 Backbeach, Halls Head N
Jan 9th 1991 Scarborough N
Mar 4th 1989 Near Broome in Roebuck Bay N
Feb 12th 1988 18 km west of Bunbury N
Mar 30th 1987 Fourth Beach / Twilgth Beach N
Oct 1st 1986 Direction Island, Cocos Islands N
Jul 26th 1986 3 km west of Rottnest Island N
Mar 1st 1984 Coral Bay N
Feb 16th 1981 Leighton Beach, north of Freemantle N
Feb 7th 1981 Parker's Point, Rottnest Island N
Nov 18th 1980 Lancelin N
Jul 5th 1975 15 km north of Lancelin, north of Perth N
Dec 12th 1974 Geographe Bay N
Emu Channel N
Nov 25th 1973 Swan River N
Nov 30th 1969 Swan River, 13 miles upstream N
Nov 2nd 1968 N
Feb 20th 1968 Swan River N
Aug 19th 1967 Jurien Bay Y
Sep 18th 1966 Little Beach Reef, Bremer Bay N
Sep 13th 1966 Albany N
Sep 10th 1966 Roe Reef off Rottnest Island N
Jan 10th 1966 Woodman Point N
Dec 28th 1965 Bathurst Reef, Rottnest Island N
Oct 4th 1964 Avalon Beach, near Mandurah, 50 miles south of Perth N
Jan 18th 1964 Hamelin Bay N
Jan 1st 1964 Metro coast N
Apr 13th 1963 Yallingup N
Jun 7th 1962 Emu Point N
Dec 27th 1961 North of main swimming area in Waterman's Bay Beach, Perth N
Sep 6th 1961 Broome N
May 7th 1961 Quinn N
Apr 1st 1961 Rottnest Island N
Mar 14th 1961 Shark Bay N
Feb 1st 1961 Carnac Island N
Nov 6th 1960 Hamelin Bay N
Sep 18th 1960 Frenchman Bay N
Apr 22nd 1960 Rottnest Island N
Off Rottnest Island N
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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)
  • Brisbane (7)
  • Great Barrier Reef (7)

Attacks by month

  • January (26)
  • February (17)
  • March (15)
  • April (15)
  • May (8)
  • June (14)
  • July (9)
  • August (7)
  • September (12)
  • October (21)
  • November (29)
  • December (17)