Northern Territory Government Newsroom

Bombing of Darwin licence plates launched

From today Territorians can buy specially commissioned and limited edition licence plates to mark 75 years since the Bombing of Darwin, as part of The Territory Remembers (TTR) program.

All proceeds from the sale of the commemorative number plates will be donated to Legacy NT.

If all plates 999 of plates are sold, the project will generate approximately $125,000.

‘It is important to remember what we have been through as Territorians, to know where we are going, and what we are capable of’ said Minister for Arts and Museums Gary Higgins MLA.

‘The same values of determination and courage evident 75 years ago, are alive today in our servicemen and women; we should support this cause, and stand by them’.

Jack Hamilton, President Legacy NT said “Legacy NT greatly appreciates the donation of the proceeds of this venture to go to the provision of support to the families of incapacitated and deceased veterans located in the Territory. We thank the Department of Arts and Museums and the Territory Remembers Steering Committee for nominating Legacy NT as the endorsed


The Northern Territory Government is investing $2.25 million towards The Territory Remembers program. Byron Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of AANT (Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc.) said of the plates,AANT is proud to be involved with the bombing of Darwin commemoration, it allows us the opportunity to assist with raising money for such a worthwhile cause as Legacy.

Some of our members were in the Northern Territory when the strikes took place and it gives us great pleasure to be able to give back to those men and women who defended or assisted with the protection of the Territory.

We hope Territorians support Legacy and purchase a number plate - we’d love to see them driving on Territory roads.”

To order a set of commemorative vehicle number plates, visit your local AANT office. For more information visit or the TTR Facebook page

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