Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory
Report a Crocodile
You can report a crocodile that is a risk to public safety 24 hours a day.
You can report a croc anywhere in the Northern Territory (NT).
Crocodiles that pose a risk will be removed by trained wildlife rangers from the Parks and Wildlife Commission.
When to report a crocodile
While crocodiles are a natural part of the NT ecosystem, you should report crocodiles that are any of the following:
close to a swimming area
in an area signposted as open for swimming
in a residential area, such as at Darwin Harbour, Katherine River, Nhulunbuy or Borroloola
behaving aggressively to people or posing a risk to public safety.
Report by phone
If your report is urgent, you should phone the following:
Darwin – 0419 822 859 or (08) 8983 2475
Katherine – 0407 958 405 or (08) 8973 8888.
Details to report
You will need to give the following information about the crocodile:
time of day that it was sighted
your name and phone number in case the rangers need further information.