Six injured in Queensland machete attack

Queensland police say the victims of a machete attack in Rockhampton have terrible wounds to their legs, arms and bodies.

Six people suffered wounds in an attack by two men who forced their way into a house in the central Queensland city on Wednesday night.

Four of them have serious, but not life-threatening, injuries and will need surgery, police say.

Regional Crime Coordinator Darren Shadlow says officers were quick to respond to the attack, which happened in a quiet street in the north Rockhampton suburb of Park Avenue.

The alleged attackers, aged 29 and 33, were arrested at the scene.

They'll face court on Thursday, charged with offences including acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, armed robbery, and entering a dwelling with intent.

The 33-year-old is also facing a sexual assault charge.

"There are some quite serious injuries to some of the occupants ... lacerations caused by the machetes, injuries to legs, arms and the upper torso," Detective Inspector Shadlow told ABC radio.

He said the four most seriously injured victims - two men and two women - would be undergoing surgery at the Rockhampton Base Hospital.

The other two victims, a man and a woman, were treated at the scene.

A motive for the attack remains unclear.

Neighbours have told of police descending on Macalister Street in the wake of the violence.

"It was just a sea of flashing lights, and police and the ambulance taking people away," one neighbour told the ABC.

The alleged attackers will face the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.

Det Insp Shadlow said the attackers had their faces covered during the incident, and are alleged to have stolen money and mobile phones from the property.

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