Code of practice for crocodile farming - Queensland


This code is for use by people responsible for the welfare and husbandry of estuarine or saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) and freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) that are maintained in captivity for closed-cycle captive breeding and production of products such as meat, leather and taxidermied whole or part specimens.

The purpose of the code is to assist in the:

  1. establishment of husbandry principles and management practices ensuring the welfare of crocodiles in captivity;
  2. understanding of the health and nutritional requirements of farm crocodiles;
  3. promoting public understanding of the value of crocodiles in the wild; and
  4. compliance with any legislative requirements of the State or the Commonwealth relating to crocodile farming.

Unless a licence has been granted under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, it is illegal to capture wild crocodiles in Queensland.

To obtain information about how the code is implemented in this legislation contact the agency direct.

Copies of this Legislative Instrument are available from:  A copy of the code is open for public inspection, during office hours on business days, at the department's head office and each regional office of the department.

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.

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Estuarine Crocodiles) Conservation Plan 2007 QLD

Additional information

Section(s) of Act

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

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

Regulation Section(s)

36 - Limited uses authorised under wildlife authorities.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Contact details

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Conservation and Sustainability Services

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Opens in new window)