Comments on this plan closed 15 June 2018. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
Commercial exports may be permitted for specimens of native wildlife taken in accordance with the provisions of an approved wildlife trade management plan. The proposed Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Queensland Crocodile Farming 1 November 2018–31 October 2023 has been prepared by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science for consideration as an approved wildlife trade management plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). It is proposed that the plan will be in force until 31 October 2023.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the Act, comments are invited on the proposed management plan. Please submit your written comments by Friday 15 June 2018.
Read the plan
Wildlife Trade Management Plan - Queensland Crocodile Farming 1 November 2018 - 31 October 2023 (PDF - 515.59 KB)
Wildlife Trade Management Plan - Queensland Crocodile Farming 1 November 2018 - 31 October 2023 (DOCX - 118.12 KB)
About the management plan
The proposed management plan provides for the sustainable farming of saltwater or estuarine (Crocodylus porosus) and freshwater (C. johnstoni) crocodiles in Queensland. In addition, the proposed plan:
- Details the status of these species under Queensland legislation;
- Seeks to ensure that farming of estuarine and freshwater crocodiles in Queensland does not negatively impact the conservation of these species in the wild;
- Seeks to ensure that crocodiles are humanely treated in accordance with Code of Practice for the Humane Treatment of Wild and Farmed Australian Crocodiles;
- Identifies that the crocodile farming industry in Queensland incorporates the legitimate use of harvested and ranched crocodiles, and crocodile eggs sourced from the Northern Territory; and
- Allows provision for limited take of crocodile eggs from the wild (‘ranching’) in Queensland.
Send your comments
To assist the Minister in considering comments, the Department encourages you to provide them under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the crocodile management regime
- Animal welfare
- Survey and monitoring practices
- Management controls, including permits and compliance
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Energy for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other parties with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, please discuss the matter with the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 1917.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.