Crocodiles reported

Last updated 24 January 2020

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
2020-05022/01/2020Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River near Gavial Creek, Rockhampton.Crocodile being targeted for removal under sighting report 2020-004.Zone E. General management zoneRockhampton Regional Council
2020-04720/01/2020Crocodile reported at Logan River.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone F. Atypical habitat zoneLogan City Council
2020-04619/01/2020Crocodile reported at St Helens Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers to install recent crocodile sighting warning signs and provide Crocwise messaging.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-04519/01/2020Crocodile reported at Little Mulgrave River. Cairns.Departmental Wildlife Officers to undertake a site assessment when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-04417/01/2020Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River, Rockhampton.Same animal as sighting report 2020-004, which has been targeted for removal from the wild.Zone E. General management zoneRockhampton Regional Council
2020-04317/01/2020Crocodile reported at 9 Mile Beach.Recent crocodile sighting warning signs removed after no further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneLivingstone Shire Council
2020-04217/01/2020Crocodile reported at Jubilee Bridge, Innisfail.Same crocodile as 2020-027, which was removed from the area 20/01/2020.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-04117/01/2020Crocodile reported at The Landing, Glen Isla.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and place recent crocodile sighting warning signs, when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneWhitsunday Regional Council
2020-04017/01/2020Crocodile reported at Johnstone River, Innisfail.Same animal as 2020-027, which has been removed from the wild.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-03917/01/2020Crocodile reported at Coolooloi camping area, K'gari (Fraser) Island.Monitorting for further sighting reports.Zone F. Atypical habitat zoneFraser Coast Regional Council
2020-03816/01/2020Deceased crocodile reported at Alligator Creek, Sarina.No further action required.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-03515/01/2020Crocodile reported at Innisfail Boat Ramp, Johnstone River.Departmental Wildlife Officers have undertaken a vessel based site assessment, no crocodiles observed. Recent crocodile sighting warning signs have been installed. A spotlight vessel bassed site assessment to be conducted.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-03414/01/2020Crocodile reported at The Strand, Townsville.Crocodile believed to be the same animal as 2020-022, which has been targeted for removal from the wild.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-03314/01/2020Crocodile reported at Tully Heads.Site assessment conducted, no crocodiles observed. Recent crocodile sighting warning signs installed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-03214/01/2020Crocodile reported at the Port of Townsville.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-03114/01/2020Crocodile reported at Wongaling Beach, Wheatley Creek.Well-known crocodile habitat, no concerning behaviour observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-03014/01/2020Crocodile reported at The Strand, Townsville.Believed to be the same crocodile as 2020-022, which has been targeted for removal from the wild.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-02913/01/2020Crocodile reported at Tully Heads.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and installed recent crocodile sighting warning signs. No crocodiles observed during assessment. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-02813/01/2020Crocodile reported at Palm Cove, Buchan Point Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and install recent crocodile sighting warning signs.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-02613/01/2020Crocodile reported at Palm Cove Beach, Cairns.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Departmental Wildlife Officers  conducted a site assessment and no crocodiles were observed. Recent crocodile sighting warning signs installed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-02513/01/2020Crocodile reported at Wujal Wujal.Crocodile is the same animal reported in 2020-009, which was removed from the wild 13/01/2020.Zone E. General management zoneWujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
2020-02413/01/2020Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River, South Yamba.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct night time site assessment. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneRockhampton Regional Council
2020-02313/01/2020Crocodile reported at Newell Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct site assessment and place recent crocodile sighting warning signs.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-02112/01/2020Crocodile reported at Ellis Beach, Cairns.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-02011/01/2020Crocodile reported at The Strand, Townsville.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a vessel based survey and observed no crocodiles. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-01910/01/2020Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River, Rockhampton.Recent crocodile warning signs are currently in place. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct further vessel based survey.Zone E. General management zoneLivingstone Shire Council
2020-01810/01/2020Crocodile reported at Wongaling Beach.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-01710/01/2020Crocodile reported at Hull River, Hull Heads.No unusual behaviour reported. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-01610/01/2020Crocodile reported at Wujal Wujal.Crocodile is the same animal reported in 2020-009, which was removed from the wild 13/01/2020.Zone E. General management zoneWujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
2020-0159/01/2020Crocodile reported at Wangetti Beach.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Crocodile likely to be passing through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-0149/01/2020Crocodile reported at Turtle Cove, Wangetti Beach.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Departmental Wildlife Officers to provide Crocwise education. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-0139/01/2020Crocodile reported at Mackay Harbour.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and observed a 2m crocodile displaying no concerning behaviour. Recent crocodile warning signs are in place. Crocwise education provided. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-0119/01/2020Crocodile reported at Port Douglas.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment when operationally convenient.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-0108/01/2020Crocodile reported at Wujal Wujal.Crocodile is the same animal reported in 2020-009, which was removed from the wild 13/01/2020.Zone E. General management zoneWujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
2020-0067/01/2020Crocodile reported at Horn Island.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTorres Shire Council
2020-0056/01/2020Crocodile repported at Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Crocodile likely to be passing through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-0036/01/2020Crocodile reported at Esplanade, Wonga Beach.Well-known crocodile habitat, and no aggressive behaviour reported. Crocodile likely to be passing through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-0023/01/2020Deceased crocodile reported at Black River, Townsville.No further action required.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council

Archived crocodiles reported