Crocodile capture and management

Problem crocodiles on your property

You can contact NT Parks and Wildlife for help removing a problem crocodile.

Read more about how to report a problem crocodile.

Permits for crocodile management

Saltwater and freshwater crocodiles are protected by law in the Northern Territory.

You must apply for a permit to interfere with or kill a crocodile.

Permits to trap or shoot problem crocodiles, where there is no alternative, may be granted to ranger groups, shires or land managers.

To find out how to get a permit for crocodile management on your property read about the conservation of crocodiles.

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Last updated: 19 July 2021

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