Woman hospitalised after kangaroo attack at Gold Coast country club

A woman has had to be hospitalised after being attacked by a kangaroo at a Gold Coast country club.

Queensland Ambulance was called to the Arundel Hills Country Club just after 9am.

The 69-year-old woman was left with multiple lacerations following the incident.


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She was attacked by the kangaroo without warning while walking down the fairway of the golf course.

Joel McEwan from Queensland Ambulance Services says she suffered significant injuries after the kangaroo kicked her down.

“After the kangaroo kicked her, she’s fallen to the ground and she was stomped on a number of times by the kangaroo,” he says.

“She has a number of lacerations across her face, jaw and her arms and legs.”

Paramedics say the woman was understandably very upset after the shocking attack.

They say while kangaroo attacks are not uncommon on the Gold Coast, they haven’t seen any cases in over 12-18 months.

The woman has since been transported to Pindara Private Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.