Incident Summary:

07/24/2016: Assailants set fire to the entrance of the 6PR radio station in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources noted that the attack may have been related to a radio discussion on Islam earlier that day.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

Western Australia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity 6PR Radio Station
Specific Description Radio Station
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $800.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Arson attack on Radio 6PR and WAtoday building," Melbourne Age, July 24, 2016.
"‘Arson attack’ at 6PR radio station," Perth Now, July 24, 2016.
"Perth radio station forced off air for 11 minutes by suspected arson attack,", July 24, 2016.