City of Palmerston

Crocodiles pose a risk to the safety of people and animals. Crocodiles need to be managed in such a way that residents and visitors to Palmerston, feel safe. Crocodiles are protected wildlife as defined by the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2014 and as such Council is prohibited from catching or killing the animal.

If residents do sight any crocodiles in the Palmerston area they should report them to the Crocodile Management Team on 8983 2475. 

For more information visit: https://nt.gov.au/emergency/community-safety/crocodile-capture-and-management

COMMUNITY NOTICE: 4 December 2017
Council has been advised that a crocodile may currently be occupying lake 9 in Durack (this lake is visible from De Courcy Place). The Crocodile Management Team has been informed and will be spotlighting the area tonight. Signs are currently being posted.
Residents are urged to be 'croc wise', stay away from the water’s edge and not to allow dogs to swim in the lake. If residents do sight any crocodiles in the Palmerston area they should report them to the Crocodile Management Team on 8983 2475.

UPDATE: 5 December 2017
The Crocodile Management Team spotted a fresh water crocodile, approximately 1m in length, during spotlighting at Lake 9 in Durack last night. A trap will be installed in the lake today, warning signs will remain in place.

UPDATE: 20 December 2017
Warning signs and a trap remain in place as the Crocodile Management Team continue to monitor the lake. The fresh water crocodile is approximately 1m in length.

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Council Offices
Civic Plaza, First Floor
1 Chung Wah Terrace,
Palmerston, NT, 0831
PO BOX 1,
Palmerston, NT 0831

P 08 8935 9922 (24 hour service)
F 08 8935 9900
E palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9999
F 08 8935 9998
E library@palmerston.nt.gov.au

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9922
F 08 8935 9900
E palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8.15am - 5pm
Closed public holidays