How many shark attacks in Byron Bay?

Australia has had the highest incidence of fatal shark attacks in the world in the last 30 years with the beaches around Byron Bay the most dangerous, witnessing 27 attacks, three of which have been fatal, in that period.

Are there alot of sharks in Byron Bay?

The area between Byron Bay and Evans Head, particularly Ballina and Lennox Head, is known for hosting lots of big sharks.

What kind of sharks are in Byron Bay?

The most commonly observed shark around Julian Rocks is the wobbegong shark. Three different species have now been identified and they are present all year round. The Dwarf Ornate Wobbegong only grows to one metre and is the smallest species.

Is Byron Bay a safe place?

Crime rates in Byron Bay, Australia

Level of crime 55.00 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 70.00 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 60.00 High
Worries being mugged or robbed 50.00 Moderate
Worries car stolen 50.00 Moderate

Is it safe to swim in Byron Bay?

Results of the five areas tested: Torakina Beach, Brunswick Heads – ‘Good’ (safe for bathing according to National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines) Tallow Beach, Byron Bay, – ‘Good’ (safe for bathing according to NHMRC guidelines)

Are Byron Bay beaches safe?

Following recent flooding we are independently testing the water quality of our local beaches and estuaries….Water quality of our beaches and waterways.

Date Location Result
5 April 2022 Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay Fair / Increased risk of illness to bathers, particularly those with lower immune function such as the elderly and young children.