Terrorist attacks in Australia

List of major incidents in Australia where an organised group, or an individual claiming an association with such a group, attempts or plans an act of violence targeting innocents. Source

21st century[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location and description
4 August 2009 Planned Attack 0 0 Holsworthy Barracks terror plot – Five arrested for an Islamist terrorist plot uncovered in August 2009 targeting Holsworthy Barracks—an Australian Army training area with automatic weapons. Given lengthy prison terms, the judge called them an ongoing threat to society as long as they were unrepentant of their jihadist attitudes. Connected with the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabaab.[1]
23 September 2014 Knife Attack 0 (+1 perpetrator) 2 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings – 18-year-old Numan Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism officers in Endeavour Hills, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was then shot dead. He had just recently had his passport canceled for fears he would join ISIL. Haider was carrying two knives and the Black Standard flag.[2]
15 December 2014 Hostage Crisis and Shooting 2 (+1 perpetrator) 4 Sydney Siege – Man Haron Monis, a lone gunman, displaying an Daesh flag, held hostage ten customers and eight employees of a Lindt chocolate café located at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney siege lead to a 16-hour standoff, after which a gunshot was heard from inside and police officers from the Tactical Operations Unit stormed the café. Hostage Tori Johnson was killed by Monis and hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by a police bullet ricochet in the subsequent raid. Monis was also killed. Three other hostages and a police officer were injured by police gunfire during the raid.
10 February 2015 Planned Attack 0 0 Fairfield Raids – police in Sydney were tipped off two Islamic jihadists preparing terror attacks, arrested after observed purchasing weapons. They had already made a martyrdom video.[3]
2 October 2015 Shooting 1 (+1 Perpetrator) 0 2015 Parramatta shooting – 15 year old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, an Iraqi-Kurd, shot dead Curtis Cheng, an civilian employee of the New South Wales Police, before getting shot dead by a New South Wales Police officer during a shootout. [4]