Police say the suspect fired the arrow at the resident which punctured the man's cell phone.
The incident happened in the town of Nimbin, some 110 miles south of Brisbane, earlier this week.
In a unusual incident, a man was saved because an I phone took an arrow for him.
That's when the armed man allegedly engaged the bow and was ready to fire.
The 43-year-old who had an arrow fired at him by a home intruder in New South Wales, Australia remarkably managed to block the shot with his mobile phone.
A 43-year-old Australian man's mobile phone was the only thing that stood between him and a pointy arrow during an attack in Australia Wednesday morning, according to police. The Richmond police officers were called at the scene.
The resident reported that he held his smart phone up to take a picture of the man with a bow and arrow, police wrote.
Sadly, his screen protector was no match for the sharpened arrow.
"It left a small laceration that didn't require medical treatment", cops said in a Facebook post.
However, the attacker has been arrested and taken to the Nimbin Police Station and booked with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.