Comments on this proposal closed on 18 September 2023. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
Public consultation on the proposed Queensland crocodile farming and crocodile egg harvesting wildlife trade management plan is now open.
This proposed wildlife trade management plan for Queensland crocodile farming and crocodile egg harvesting has been prepared by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
It is being considered as a Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
If approved, the proposed plan will remain in place for up to 5 years from the day after the date of its declaration.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on the proposed management plan. Please submit your comments by COB Monday 18 September.
Read the plan
About the management plan
The proposed plan outlines the various activities in Queensland that involve the take, keep, use or movement of wild crocodiles associated with trade.
Crocodile farming and crocodile egg harvesting in Queensland involves:
limited harvest of wild crocodile eggs
harvest of estuarine crocodile eggs
farming of estuarine and freshwater crocodiles
importing of eggs and young that have been legally harvested from the wild in the Northern Territory.
The plan sets out the methods and safeguards to ensure that these activities will have no detrimental impact on wild crocodile populations and fulfil the requirements of the EPBC Act.
The plan also aims to ensure crocodiles are humanely treated in accordance with the Code of Practice on the Humane Treatment of Wild and Farmed Australian Crocodiles.
Send your comments
We are seeking your feedback on the proposed management plan.
Comments should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
To assist the minister in considering comments, we encourage you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the harvesting regime
- Quota setting regime
- Licensing regime
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment, or the minister’s delegate for a decision.
Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application.
Please advise in your comment if you wish to claim any areas of confidentiality.
Personal information that you provide will be used only for these purposes.
Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the minister.