Code of practice for the taking, handling and transportation of crocodiles - Queensland

Service summary

The purpose of this code of practice is to provide guidance on the safe taking, handling and transportation of crocodiles, to ensure that the likelihood for escape of, injury or illness to the crocodile is minimised.

During and after capture, crocodiles are often severely stressed and are easily killed or injured by inappropriate handling.  This is particularly true of large crocodiles.

The code, based on collective experience from Queensland and the Northern Territory, are specified in order to minimise the likelihood of injuring crocodiles during and after capture.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Additional information

Section(s) of Act:

174(a) Chief executive may, by gazette notice, approve or make codes or practice for -

  1. protected areas; or
  2. forest reserves under part 4A; or
  3. protected wildlife.

Regulation Section(s):

16 - Way problem crocodile may be caught, kept and moved generally (crocodile management authority)

27 - Way problem crocodile may be caught, kept and moved generally (damage mitigation permit).

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Conservation and Sustainability Services

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Estuarine Crocodiles) Conservation Plan 2007 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Conservation and Sustainability Services

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Supporting information

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