Western Australia Shark Attacks

197 attacks recorded (32 fatal)
Western Australia shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Jan 13th 1960 Geraldton N
Nov 9th 1959 Perth N
Jan 31st 1959 South Perth N
Feb 2nd 1957 Cape Lev N
Mar 1st 1956 Fremantle N
Mar 1st 1955 Woodman N
Boyup Brook N
Mar 1st 1950 City Beach, Perth N
Cottesloe, Perth N
May 16th 1949 Broome N
Jan 5th 1949 Leighton Beach, North Fremantle N
Dec 27th 1948 Lancelin Island Y
Feb 10th 1946 City Beach, Perth N
Jan 16th 1944 Cottesloe, Perth N
Dec 3rd 1941 Carnarvon N
Nov 19th 1941 Shark Bay N
Jul 3rd 1933 Broome N
Aug 31st 1930 Geraldton N
Onslow N
Feb 9th 1929 Glenelg N
Nov 22nd 1925 Cottesloe Beach Y
Jun 15th 1925 Princess Royal Harbor, near King George N
Apr 20th 1924 Fremantle N
Nov 23rd 1923 Condon, 88 km NE of Port Hedland Y
Southgates, near Geraldton N
Jan 27th 1923 Bunbury N
Jan 27th 1923 In Swan River at Freshwater Bay, Claremont, 5 miles from river mouth Y
Nov 29th 1920 Bunbury N
Nov 22nd 1920 Cottesloe Beach N
Dec 15th 1917 Port Hedland N
Feb 22nd 1912 Bunbury N
Jan 4th 1911 Off Legendre Island N
Fremantle Y
Feb 16th 1910 Bunbury N
Dec 29th 1905 Geraldton N
Nov 29th 1896 Albany Y
Nov 1st 1896 Esperance Y
Barrow Passage Y
Oct 27th 1895 Dampier's Creek, Broome N
Nov 26th 1885 Bunbury N
Oct 27th 1876 Between De Grey River and Port Walcott N
Sharks Bay Y
Off De Grey river N
Mar 1st 1803 Hamelin Harbour, at Faure Island N
Cossack Creek N
Roebuck Bay Y
Y
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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 (26)
  • February (17)
  • March (15)
  • April (15)
  • May (8)
  • June (14)
  • July (9)
  • August (7)
  • September (12)
  • October (21)
  • November (29)
  • December (17)