Crocodiles reported

Last updated 22 November 2019

All crocodile sightings other than problem crocodiles.

The department’s response to a report will be in accordance with the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan. The outcome of the department’s response will be stated in the table.

This table contains all reports of estuarine crocodiles other than problem crocodiles received by the department in this calendar month.

Report no.Date report receivedReport detailsDepartmental responseZoneLocal government area
2019-65921/11/2019Crocodile reported at Bohle River, Townsville.No aggressive behaviour was observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2019-65821/11/2019Crocodile reported at Idalia, Townsville.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment.Zone C. Targeted management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2019-65721/11/2019Crocodile reported at Mowbray River.Well-known crocodile habitat, and no aggressive behaviour reported. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2019-65621/11/2019Crocodile reported at Tyto Wetlands.Well-known crocodile habitat. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneHinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-65521/11/2019Crocodile reported at Haydon Road Boat Ramp, Kurrimine Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and place recent crocodile warning signs.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-65421/11/2019Crocodile reported at Gilbert Street Boat Ramp, Karumba.Departmental Wildlife Officers will undertake a site assessment and place recent crocodile warning signs.Zone E. General management zoneCarpentaria Shire Council
2019-65320/11/2019Crocodile reported at Mission Beach.Local Surf Life Saving Club notified. Recent crocodile warning signs placed in the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-65220/11/2019Crocodile reported at Ellis Beach.Crocodile sighted 20-30m off-shore. Local Surf Life Saving Club notified. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment, no crocodiles observed. Recent crocodile warning signs installed and Crocwise education provided.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2019-65120/11/2019Crocodile to be reported at North Mission Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-65019/11/2019Crocodile reported at Airlie Beach.The animal was sighted 150m from shore. Local Surf Life Saving Club notified. Recent crocodile warning signs to be placed. Site assessment to be conducted.Zone E. General management zoneWhitsunday Regional Council
2019-64818/11/2019Crocodile reported at Fitzgerald Esplanade, Innisfail.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment, no crocodiles observed. Recent crocodile warning signs placed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-64615/11/2019Crocodile reported at Nyleeta Creek, Silkwood.Departmental Wildlife Officers have undertaken a site assessment, no crocodile observed at the time. Recent crocodile warning signs placed in the area.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-64514/11/2019Crocodile reported at Mowbray River, Craiglie.Well-known crocodile habitat. Boat ramp currently closed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2019-64412/11/2019Crocodile reported at Deep Creek, Kewarra Beach Resort.Report forwarded on to contractors to remove animal from the wild. Recent crocodile warning signs placed and site assessment conducted. No crocodiles sighted during assessment of the area.Zone B. Active removal zoneCairns Regional Council
2019-64313/11/2019Crocodile reported at Tyto Wetlands Ingham.Tyto staff and wildlife staff are monitoring the crocodile's behaviour.Zone E. General management zoneHinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-64213/11/2019Crocodile reported at Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas.Crocodile travelling off-shore. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2019-64012/11/2019Crocodile reported at Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island.Recent crocodile warning signs to be placed in the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2019-63911/11/2019Crocodile reported at Ellis Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment, no crocodile observed. The animal was likely to be passing through the area. Recent crocodile warning signs installed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2019-63711/11/2019Crocodile reported at Cassowary Coast.Departmental Wildlife Officers have conducted an assessment of the area, no crocodiles observed. Recent crocodile warning signs installed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-6369/11/2019Crocodile reported at Reef St, Zilzie.Crocodile likely to be passing through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneLivingstone Shire Council
2019-6358/11/2019Crocodile reported at Kewarra Beach.Slide reacks only observed, do not appear to be recent. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2019-6347/11/2019Crocodile reported at Lilliesmere Lagoon, Ayr.Departmental Wildlife Officer to install permanent crocodile warning signs and provide Crocwise information.Zone E. General management zoneBurdekin Shire Council
2019-6337/11/2019Deceased crocodile reported at Wungu Beach, Yarrabah.No further action required.Zone E. General management zoneYarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
2019-6327/11/2019Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River, Rockhampton.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone C. Targeted management zoneRockhampton Regional Council
2019-6317/11/2019Crocodile reported at Tyto Wetlands.Recent crocodile warning signs are in place. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneHinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-6306/11/2019Crocodile reported at Coral Beach, Shute Harbour.Crocodile observed 30m off-shore. Surf Life Saving Club notified. Animal was in transit along the coast. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneWhitsunday Regional Council
2019-6295/11/2019Crocodile reported at Landings Road, Koumala.Natural crocodile habitat and no concerning behaviour reported. Permanent crocodile warning signs are installed at this location. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2019-6271/11/2019Crocodile reported at Etna Creek Boat Ramp, Rockhampton.Crocwise messaging was provided. Recent crocodile warning signs to be deployed. A vessel based spotlight assessment to be conducted.Zone E. General management zoneRockhampton Regional Council

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