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Crocodile in the Daintree

Crocodiles are potentially dangerous. Never take unnecessary risks in crocodile habitat. Everyone is responsible for their own safety, so please follow these guidelines.

  • Obey crocodile signs - they are there for your own protection.
  • Never swim in water where crocodiles may live, even if there is no warning sign present.
  • When fishing, always stand a few metres back from the water's edge and never stand on logs or branches overhanging the water.
  • Never clean fish or discard fish scraps near the water's edge or at boat ramps.
  • Stay well back from any crocodile slide marks. Crocodiles may still be close and may approach people and boats.
  • Never dangle your arms or legs over the side of a boat. If you fall out of a boat, get out of the water as quickly as possible.
  • Never provoke, harass or interfere with crocodiles  even small ones.
  • Never feed crocodiles - it is illegal and dangerous.
  • Camp at least two metres above the high water mark and at least 50 metres from the water's edge. Avoid places where native animals and domestic stock drink.
  • Never leave food scraps at your campsite. Always check that previous campers have left no food scraps.
  • Never prepare food, wash dishes or pursue any other activities near the water's edge or adjacent sloping banks.
  • Be more aware of crocodiles during the breeding season - September to April.


Visit www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/livingwith/crocodiles

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