A girl and a woman have been bitten by a shark in the Whitsundays.

The pair had been in shallow waters at Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island when they were attacked about 9.30am on Thursday, a Queensland ambulance spokesman says.

The woman was treated at Hamilton Island Medical Centre for a serious wound on her right leg, while the girl has been transferred to Proserpine Hospital for further treatment to a bite to her foot.

It comes after Victorian man Daniel Christidis, 33, died in November after being bitten by a shark at Cid Harbour during a trip with friends and colleagues.

That incident followed separate attacks on Tasmanian woman Justine Barwick and Victorian 12-year-old Hannah Papps within 24 hours in September.



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