Northern Territory Government

Crocodile management

Saltwater Crocodiles are and always have been serious predators. Co-existing with crocodiles does present challenges to the Territory community. On the other hand, crocodiles also provide significant opportunities. They are a valuable resource to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in northern Australia.

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has dedicated and active crocodile management programs for public water bodies and Parks and Reserves in many locations across the Top End. 

This management aims to reduce the likelihood of a fatal crocodile attack. 

The NT Government uses a risk-based strategic management approach to determine the level of management activity suitable for an area.

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Responsibility for crocodile management

The Northern Territory Government is responsible for saltwater crocodile management on its land, such as Nitmiluk National Park.

The Federal Government is responsible for saltwater crocodile management on its land, such as Kakadu National Park.