Crocodiles reported

Last updated 01 May 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
2020-21130/04/2020Crocodile reported at Saltwater Creek, Mossman.Departmental Wildlife Officers to liaise with the landholder and provide Crocwise education.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
202021030/04/2020Crocodile reported at Wongaling Beach.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-20930/04/2020Crocodile reported at Mombray River.Well-known crocodile habitat. No aggressive behaviour reported. Departmental Wildlife Officer to conduct a site assessment.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-20730/04/2020Crocodile reported at Burrum Heads.Departmental Wildlife Officer to conduct an assessment of the sighting.Zone F. Atypical habitat zoneFraser Coast Regional Council
2020-20630/04/2020Crocodile reported at Palm Cove.Surf Life Saving club notified. Departmental Wildlife Officers to undertake a site assessment and install recent crocodile sighting warning signs. Report forwarded to contractors; crocodile to be targeted for removal from the wild.Zone B. Active removal zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-20527/04/2020Crocodie reported at Ellis Beach, Cairns.Surf Life Saving Club have been notified. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a site assessment and install recent crocodile sighting warning signs. Crocwise education provided.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-20426/04/2020Crocodile reported at Kowanyama.Crocwise education provided. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneKowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
2020-20323/04/2020Crocodile reported at Hull River Boat Ramp.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a land-based spotlight assessment of the area, no crocodiles were observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-20222/04/2020Crocodile reported at Ferndale Lake, Port Douglas.Recent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed in the area. Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct a behavioural assessment when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-20122/04/2020Crocodile reported at Etty Bay.Surf Life Saving Club notified. The crocodile is likely to have been passing through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-20021/04/2020Crocodile reported at Magnificent Creek, Kowanyama.Recent crocodile sighting warning signs to be installed by local rangers. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneKowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
2020-19820/04/2020Crocodile reported at Hull River Boat Ramp.Departmental Wildlife Officers have conducted a land-based spotlight assessment, no crocodiles were observed. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-19720/04/2020Crocodile reported at Funnel Bay, Airlie Beach.Well-known crocodile habitat. No concerning behaviour reported. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneWhitsunday Regional Council
2020-19617/04/2020Crocodile reported at Frenchmans Creek, Bellenden Ker.Crocwise education provided. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-19517/04/2020Crocodile reprted at Horn Island Jetty.Well-known crocodile habitat, no concerning behaviour. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTorres Shire Council
2020-19417/04/2020Crocodile reported at Ferndale Lake, Port Douglas.Recent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed in the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone C. Targeted management zoneDouglas Shire Council
2020-19314/04/2020Crocodile reported at Marton Boat ramp, Cooktown.Permanent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed in the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCook Shire Council
2020-19216/04/2020Crocodile reported at Kubin Dam, Moa Island.Well-known crocodile habitat. Permanent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed in the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTorres Strait Island Regional Council
2020-19116/04/2020Crocodile reported at Palm Cove.Report forwarded to contractors; crocodile to be targeted for removal from the wild.Zone B. Active removal zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-19016/04/2020Crocodile reported at Kubin, Moa Island.Crocwise advice provided. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTorres Strait Island Regional Council
2020-18915/04/2020Crocodile reported at Beelbi Creek, Toogoom.Departmental Wildlfe Officers to conduct a site assessment when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneFraser Coast Regional Council
2020-18815/04/2020Crocodile reported at Toomulla Beach.Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-18714/04/2020Crocodile reported at Marton Boat ramp, Cooktown.Permanent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed in the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCook Shire Council
2020-18614/04/2020Crocodile reported at Auckland Creek.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and installed recent crocodile sighting warning signs.Zone C. Targeted management zoneGladstone Regional Council
2020-18513/04/2020Crocodile reported at Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach.Permanent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed in the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneWhitsunday Regional Council
2020-18413/04/2020Crocodile reported at Coconuts Beach.Departmental Wildlife Officers have conducted a site assessment and installed recent crocodile sighting warning signs.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-1838/04/2020Crocodile reported at Lugger Bay.Second hand report from January. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-1828/04/2020Crocodile reported at Strotters Hill Transfer Station.Crocwise education provided. Small crocodile displaying no concerning behaviour. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-1816/04/2020Crocodile reported at South Mission Beach.Surf Life Saving Club notified and installed temporary recent crocodile sighting warning signs. Crocodile likely to have been passing through the area. Monitoring for further sighting reports.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-1806/04/2020Crocodile reported at Mary River, Maryborough.Departmental Wildlife Officers to conduct site assessment when operationally feasible.Zone F. Atypical habitat zoneFraser Coast Regional Council
2020-1796/04/2020Crocodile reported at Johnstone River, Innisfail.Departmental Wildlife Officers to install recent crocodile sighting warning signs when operationally feasible. Crocodile likely to be moving through the area.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-1786/04/2020Deceased crocodile reported at Cooktown.Yuku Baja Rangers disposed of the carcass.Zone E. General management zoneCook Shire Council
2020-1775/04/2020Crocodile reported at Ellis Beach, Cairns.Surf Life Saving Club closed the beach and installed recent crocodile sighting warning signs. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment, no crocodiles were observed. Crocodile was likely to have been passing through the area.Zone D. Targeted beach management zoneCairns Regional Council
2020-1764/04/2020Crocodile reported at Barney Point Beach, Gladstone.Departmental Wildlife Officers to install recent crocodile sighting warning signs when operationally feasible.Zone E. General management zoneGladstone Regional Council
2020-1742/04/2020Crocodile reported at Mackay Marina.Recent crocodile sighting warning signs are installed in the area.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council

Archived crocodiles reported