Keeping crocodiles as pets
How to keep a crocodile
Crocodiles can be very dangerous. There are guidelines you must follow if you want to keep a crocodile in the Northern Territory (NT).
There are two species of crocodiles that may be kept as pets - saltwater crocodiles and freshwater crocodiles. Both need similar conditions in captivity.
To keep a crocodile you must get a permit to keep protected wildlife.
You must keep the crocodile in an enclosure that follows the housing crocodiles guidelines.
In urban areas, you can only keep a crocodile that is less than 60cm long.
You will only get a permit to keep a crocodile over 60cm in some rural areas if you have a large space, there is no threat to the public and you have a senior first aid certificate.
You must keep a trauma kit in case of emergency.
Last updated: 05 February 2019
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