Croc sighting closes Broome beaches

Staff reportersBroome Advertiser
A crocodile warning sign in Broome.
Camera IconA crocodile warning sign in Broome.

Town Beach and Entrance Point in Broome have been closed to the public after a 2.5m estuarine crocodile was sighted this morning in Roebuck Bay, near the Port of Broome slipway.

Department of Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley district senior operations officer David Woods said the Shire of Broome had closed the beach as a precaution and signage had been installed to warn people not to use the beach.

“Department staff are conducting patrols today,” Mr Woods said.

“We are urging members of the public to remain vigilant around waterways where crocodiles are known to occur.”

Mr Woods said it was important to report all suspected crocodile sightings to Parks and Wildlife immediately.

“As soon as we receive a report we can take action to remove it as soon as possible,” he said.

Saltwater (estuarine) and freshwater crocodiles are protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.

Crocodile sightings can be reported to the Parks and Wildlife Broome office on 9195 5500.

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