Welcome to Koorana
2013 - THEY ARE HATCHING AT KOORANA
Find out more about our Hatching season Feb - May ... CLICK HERE
Koorana Admission Prices and Tour Times... CLICK HERE
Croc College: Premieres 21st May 2013 on ABC Television ...CLICK HERE
Croc College, a 6 x 30-minute factual series follows the men and women selected for a five-week course learning how to manage saltwater crocodiles. The series will be filmed at Koorana – READ MORE
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 & 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. So we were hunters. We saw it as a service to the community as we had the skills to catch crocs alive. 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.