Koorana Crocodile Farm

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Koorana Crocodile Farm

Welcome to the website of Koorana Crocodile Farm, Central Queensland, Australia.

Koorana is an approved farm, operating under the Australian Government’s strategic conservation program.

Koorana Crocodile farm was opened in November 1981. It was the first commercial crocodile farm in Queensland. There was no stock available to start the farm so John and Lillian Lever captured crocodiles from the wild that were proving to be a danger to people.

Koorana provided a live problem capture service for Queensland for 20 years.  “We saw it as a service to the community as we had the skills to catch crocodiles alive” John Said.

It was also the only way for us to get breeding stock. The alternative for rogue crocodiles was to have them put down (shot)… something that did not sit well with us.

We removed over 100 crocodiles from areas of public recreation and residential areas during those early years.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Koorana Crocodile Farm