Report a crocodile

In an emergency situation call 000 or 112 from some mobile phones.

If you see a crocodile in Queensland report it to the Department of Environment and Science via:

Remember: crocodiles are highly mobile and the longer you take to report a sighting, the less likely it is that the crocodile will be located.

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We encourage you to report any crocodile you have concerns about—even if it is deceased.

If you are not concerned about a crocodile you have seen, you can still report it. This information can help us keep track of the movements and behaviour of crocodiles in the area.

The only time it is not appropriate to report a crocodile is if it is lawfully being kept captive, for example in a farm or zoo.

When you report a crocodile sighting you might be asked questions to help us clarify the situation. Read our glossary to learn what to expect and why.

We investigate all crocodile sighting reports we receive and deliver our management responses in accordance with the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan (PDF, 2.1MB) . You can learn more about these actions on the crocodile management page.

Sign up to receive notifications of crocodile sightings in your Local Government Area.


View the glossary for common crocodile related terms.

Download QWildlife

Download the QWildlife app to report crocodile sightings.

Download on the App Store for iOS
Download QWildlife app for iOS in App Store

Download on Google Play for Android
Download QWildlife app for Android in Google Play

Have you seen a crocodile? Report it! You can report and view crocodile sightings in Queensland throught the QWildlife mobile app. Search for QWildlife in your app store.