Torres Strait Shark Attacks

66 attacks recorded (21 fatal)
Torres Strait shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Jan 9th 2010 Thursday Island N
Western Province N
Jan 21st 1988 N
Dec 13th 1961 Horn Island, near Thursday Island N
Apr 11th 1959 Coconut Island , 100 miles east of Thursday Island N
Jul 9th 1957 Near Thursday Island N
Apr 13th 1957 Thursday Island Harbour, Queensland N
Jun 28th 1956 Fishman's Island (near Port Moresby, PNG) N
May 1st 1956 N
Palm Island N
Sep 4th 1954 Darnley Island, Torres Strait Y
Nov 18th 1948 Saibai Island, 80 miles north of Cape York N
Nov 20th 1946 40 miles off Thursday Island Y
Near Mabuiag Island N
Jul 12th 1938 Off Bathurst Island Y
Sep 25th 2021 N
Nov 11th 1937 Ota Reef Y
Aug 31st 1937 Mabuiag Island, between New Guinea & Australia N
Sep 25th 2021 N
Nov 27th 1936 Near Thursday Island N
Aug 24th 1936 Near Mabuiag Island N
Bathurst Island N
Jul 7th 1936 Off Nepean Island N
Jun 26th 1936 Nepean Island Y
Mar 12th 1936 Near Shelburne Bay, Queenland N
Nov 13th 1935 Barrier Reef near Innisfall N
Aug 13th 1935 Near Warrior Reefs, Queensland Y
May 12th 1935 On edge of reef near Warrior Island N
Mar 20th 1935 Three Mile Reef off Lizard Island 50 miles north of Cooktown N
Oct 22nd 1934 Warrior Reefs Y
Feb 24th 1934 Adolphus Channel N
Nov 20th 1933 Near Boydong Cay Y
Barrow Point, 100 miles north of Cooktown, Queensland N
Aug 9th 1932 N
May 12th 1932 Near Warrior Reefs Y
May 1st 1932 Thursday Island N
Nov 26th 1931 Barrier Reef near Innisfail N
Jan 24th 1931 Near Thursday Island N
Jan 14th 1931 N
Jun 4th 1930 Near Mabuiag Island Y
Feb 20th 1930 N
Dec 21st 1929 Thursday Island N
Oct 20th 1929 Near Badu Island N
May 31st 1929 N
Apr 9th 1929 Badu Island Y
Apr 4th 1929 Badu Island Y
Mar 12th 1929 Near Dauan Island Y
Feb 20th 1928 Near Barrow Point, Queensland Y
Jan 27th 1928 Deliverance Island Y
Apr 20th 1927 Near Thursday Island N
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

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

Attacks by month

  • January (9)
  • February (4)
  • March (4)
  • April (5)
  • May (5)
  • June (3)
  • July (4)
  • August (5)
  • September (4)
  • October (4)
  • November (8)
  • December (4)