Tropical Cyclone Rhoda existed from October 20 to October 26.
Kitty, 2 to 5 December 1971 in the Arafura Sea
Sally, 3 to 13 December 1971 crossed coast near Broome, Western Australia.
Tropical Cyclone Althea was a Category 4 cyclone when it hit the coast some 50 km north of Magnetic Island and Townsville in North Queensland on December 24, 1971. Althea produced peak gust wind speeds between 123 and 145 miles per hour (197 and 233 km/h). Three people died and property damage was estimated at A$115 million loss (1990 value). On Magnetic Island 90% of the houses were damaged or destroyed. In Townsville houses were lifted from their foundations and most trees stripped of foliage. Althea was also notable at the time, as it had struck a major city.
Although there was a dangerous storm surge associated with TC Althea (between 2.8 and 3.6 metres) little flooding occurred because the cyclone made landfall on a low tide. However, the combination of storm surge and wave action demolished The Strand sea wall and houses in low-lying areas were inundated with up to 0.6 metres of water.
Bronwyn, 3 to 12 January 1972 in Gulf of Carpentaria
Carlotta, 5 to 21 January 1972 well off Queensland
Wendy, 30 January to 9 February 1972 very intense off Queensland, possible pressure as low as 890hPa.
Daisy, 7 to 14 February 1972 off Queensland, caused some flooding near Brisbane
Tessie, 20 to 27 February 1972 in central Indian Ocean
Vicky, 24 February to 4 March 1972 crossed Western Australian coast at Cockatoo Island.
Angela, 29 February to 3 March 1972 near Cocos Island and Christmas Island
Belinda, 20 to 30 March 1972 near Christmas Island
Emily, 27 March to 4 April 1972 off Queensland, eight lives lost at sea
Carol, 6 to 14 April 1972 in the central Indian Ocean.
Faith, 11 to 23 April 1972 in Torres Strait and Coral Sea off Queensland
Gail, 11 to 18 April 1972 well off Queensland
Hannah, 8 to 11 May near Papua New Guinea
Ida, 30 May to 3 June 1972 near Solomon Islands causing $70 million damage.