What are Australian crocodiles' habitat?
Australian saltwater crocodiles live along the northern coast, in rivers, estuaries, and mangrove swamps. Freshwater crocodiles live in freshwater habitats of northern Australia, but further inland than the saltwater crocodile.
Platypuses have been known to be taken by freshwater crocodiles in north Queensland. Generally, platypuses and crocodiles do not occupy the same habitat, as platypuses require freshwater and Estuarine crocodiles live in saltwater habitats. Also, crocodiles and platypuses only have their habitat overlap in northern Queensland.
The Australian crocodiles habitat ranges as far south as Gladstone in Queensland and sightings extend to Hervey Bay and Maryborough in the south. They can be found in the coastal river systems, coastal areas, some offshore islands and in some cases hundreds of kilometres from salt water. There are even rain forest crocodiles in creeks and rainforest rivers.