Crocodile capture and management

Areas managed

This page lists the areas where crocodiles in the Northern Territory (NT) are managed. These areas are broken in to management zones.

Where crocodiles are managed

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

  • Darwin Harbour
  • Darwin rural areas
  • Katherine town region
  • Borroloola township
  • 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.

Read about management zones in the Northern Territory Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Framework 2021 - 2026 PDF (4.9 MB).

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: 19 July 2021

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