Crocodile sightings

If you see a crocodile in Queensland report it to the Department of Environment and Science by using the QWildlife app for iOS and Android, accessing the sighting report online or calling 1300 130 372 (Option 1).

The department records and investigates all crocodile reports made by the public and will take appropriate action in accordance with the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan. Your reports help in determining crocodile presence and movement in the area.

Always remember that no natural waterway in crocodile country is ever 100% risk -free, and the public should remain Crocwise at all times when in and around crocodile habitat.

The interactive dashboard below has been designed for anyone to easily find information about recent crocodile sightings. It should not be used as an indication that an area is safe. No waterway in croc country (crocodile habitat areas) can ever be considered free of crocodiles. Visit the Crocwise page for information on reducing your risk of crocodile attack.

This dashboard

  • displays information about problem crocodiles, crocodile sightings and actions taken by the department that have occurred in the last 30 days
  • allows anyone to download a record of crocodile sightings received by the Queensland Government since 5May 2020 including the status of each case, for example, if a crocodile was removed, and
  • offers the ability to filter the information displayed or downloaded by selecting Local Government Area (LGA), status or date.

It is important to note that a number of sightings may have been submitted for the same crocodile, and that the number of sightings does not necessarily represent the number of crocodiles in a given area.

If you have submitted a crocodile sighting, it will not appear until it has undergone an assessment by a departmental officer.

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

How to use this dashboard

  • Click the Legend button to view an explanation of the symbols used.
  • Click pins on the map to find out about a particular sighting.
  • You can apply a variety of filters to the data. Select what you would like to view from the options available and switch the filter button to green to turn the filter on.
  • You can also view the data in a table by clicking on the small black section near the centre of the bottom border.
  • Once in the table, you can export historical data (including data older than 30 days) by clicking "Options" then "Export all to .csv". You can apply filters to refine the export data by clicking "Options" then "Filter" and using the available query tools.
  • If you get stuck, refresh the page by pressing F5 or the refresh button on your browser.