Crocodile licences and permits


Queensland's native wildlife is protected by legislation that aims to conserve biodiversity by protecting wildlife and its habitat.

A licensing system helps us protect native wildlife species. By regulating the sustainable taking, keeping, using or moving of wildlife for commercial, recreational or other purposes we ensure viable wild populations of plants and animals are maintained.

While crocodiles cannot be kept as pets in Queensland, there are provisions available for them to be kept for other purposes such as farming or education.

Read more about wildlife permits.


Any person or organisation proposing to farm crocodiles must be prepared to do considerable research into various aspects of crocodile husbandry and farming.

Read more about Crocodile farming.

Egg harvesting

It is now possible to obtain a licence to harvest estuarine crocodile eggs in Queensland.

Read more about Crocodile egg harvesting.