Crocodile capture and management

Areas managed

This page lists the areas where crocodiles are managed and the crocodile management plans in place across the Northern Territory (NT).

Where crocodiles are managed

The Parks and Wildlife Commission has crocodile survey and trapping programs in the following areas: 

  • Darwin Harbour
  • Darwin rural areas
  • Katherine town region
  • NT parks and reserves. 

Outside of these areas, only crocodiles that pose a risk to public safety are trapped and removed. You can report a problem crocodile.

Crocodile management plans

For information about saltwater crocodile management policies in the Northern Territory, go to Conservation of crocodiles.

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Last updated: 07 July 2017

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