Crocodiles reported

Last updated 31 March 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
2020-16526/03/2020Crocodile reported at Sandy Creek Bridge, Chelona.Well-known crocodile habitat. Permanent crocodile sighting warning signs installed.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-16426/03/2020Crocodile reported at Calen, Mackay.Crocwise education provided. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-16325/03/2020Crocodile reported at Mackay Marina.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-16225/03/2020Crocodile reported at Mackay Marina.Recent crocodile sighting warning signs installed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-16124/03/2020Crocodile reported at Ninds Creek.No concerning behaviour observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-16023/03/2020Crocodile reported at Toomulla Beach.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Crocodile in open water, likely to be moving through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-15923/03/2020Crocodile reported at South Johnstone River.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment, no crocodiles were observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-15823/03/2020Crocodile reported at Clump Point Boat Ramp.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-15723/03/2020Crocodile reported at Mt Kelly, Ayr.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a sight assessment when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneBurdekin Shire Council
2020-15622/03/2020Crocodile reported at Hull Heads.Crocodile found deceased in crab pot. Departmental Wildlife Officers have disposed of the carcass.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-15521/03/2020Crocodile reported at Trinity Inlet, Cairns.Crocwise education provided. Departmental Wildlife Officers to undertake a vessel-based spotlight assessment of the area, when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-15421/03/2020Crocodile reported at Bohle River, Townsville.Well-known crocodile habitat, permanent crocodile warning signs are installed in the area.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-15321/03/2020Crocodile reported at Racecourse Road Creek, Townsville.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment, no crocodiles were observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone C. Targeted management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-15221/03/2020Crocodile reported at Mollassas Creek, Halifax.Well-known crocodile habitat, permanent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed.Zone E. General management zoneHinchinbrook Shire Council
2020-15120/03/2020Crocodile reported at North Wall Beach, Mackay.Crocodile likely to be moving through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-15017/03/2020Crocodile reported at Vipiana Drive, Tully Heads.Small crocodile displaying no concerning behaviour. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-14816/03/2020Crocodile reported at Fraser Island.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone F. Atypical habitat zoneFraser Coast Regional Council
2020-14715/03/2020Crocodile reported at Coorooman Creek, Emu Park.Crocwise information provided. Recent crocodile sighting warning signs are in place. A sight assessment was conducted, no crocodile observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneLivingstone Shire Council
2020-14613/03/2020Crocodile reported at Ingham Palm Creek.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneHinchinbrook Shire Council
2020-14512/03/2020Crocodile reported at Bridge Creek, Rungoo.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneHinchinbrook Shire Council
2020-14411/03/2020Crocodile reported at the Esplanade, Cairns.Permanent crocodile sighting warning signs in place. The crocodile has most likely moved out of the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-14311/03/2020Crocodile reported at Aurukun.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneAurukun Shire Council
2020-14210/03/2020Crocodile reported at Breakwater Marina.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment. Crocodile believed to be targeted under sighting report 2020-022 for removal from the wild.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-1399/03/2020Crocodile reported at Trinity Park beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and place recent crocodile sighting warning signs.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-1389/03/2020Crocodile reported at Moa Island, Torres Strait.Well-known area for crocodiles to pass through. Recent crocodile sighting warning signs to be placed. Crocwise information to be provided. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTorres Strait Island Regional Council
2020-1377/03/2020Crocodile reported at Blacks Beach, Mackay.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Crocwise education provided. Recent crocodile sighting warning signs to be placed in the area.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
2020-1354/03/2020Crocodile slide reported at Wheatley Creek, Wongaling Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and install recent crocodile sighting warning signs.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-1344/03/2020Crocodile reported at Cow Bay Beach.Crocwise education provided. Crocodile likely to be moving through the area. Additional recent crocodile sighting warning signs installed. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-1334/03/2020Crocodile reported at Finch Bay, Cooktown.Well-known seasonal crocodile habitat. No concerning behaviour reported. Yuku Baja Rangers to place recent crocodile sighting warning signs when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneCook Shire Council
2020-1323/03/2020Crocodile reported at Wongaling Beach.Recent crocodile sighting warning signs have been placed in the area. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a vessel based spotlight assessment when operationally feasible.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-1313/03/2020Crocodile reported at Cow Bay Beach.Well-known crocodile habitat, no concerning behaviour reported. Site assessment to be conducted when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-1302/03/2020Crocodile reported at Mary River, Maryborough.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone F. Atypical habitat zoneFraser Coast Regional Council
2020-1282/03/2020Crocodile reported at Rowes Bay, Townsville.Surf Life Saving Club notified. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and install recent crocodile sighting warning signs.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneTownsville Regional Council

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