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BASSINTHEGRASS 2021 sold out!

In an incredible display of support from music fans across the country, BASSINTHEGRASS 2021 has sold out four months before the event!

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Two people from the international defence cohort have tested positive for COVID-19.

Grab your BASSINTHEGRASS ticket now or miss out!

BASSINTHEGRASS tickets are flying out the door, and Territorians are encouraged to buy theirs now or risk missing the Territory’s biggest music festival – and experiencing serious FOMO.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

A 59 year old female who arrived on the repatriation flight from India on 8 January 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The woman is under the care of the AUSMAT team at the NT Centre for National Resilience.

Greater Metropolitan Sydney hotspot update

The Chief Health Officer has revoked Greater Metropolitan Sydney as a hotspot and has declared a number of Local Government Areas across Sydney’s Western Suburbs as hotspots from 11am on 12 January 2021.

Greater Brisbane revoked as a hotspot

The Chief Health Officer will revoke Greater Queensland as a hotspot from 11am on 11 January 2021. People arriving in the Northern Territory from Greater Brisbane will no longer have to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. Anyone currently in mandatory quarantine from Greater Brisbane will be able to exit.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

A 27 year old female who arrived on the repatriation flight from India on 8 January 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19. The woman is asymptomatic and is under the care of the AUSMAT team at the NT Centre for National Resilience.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

The UK variant strain of COVID-19 has been detected in a case at the NT Centre for National Resilience in Howard Springs.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 48 hours.

Greater Brisbane declared a hotspot

The Chief Health Officer has declared Greater Brisbane as a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 9.15am on 8 January 2021.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

Five new positive COVID-19 case have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

A 37 year old female who arrived on the repatriation flight from Frankfurt on 3 January 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19. The woman is asymptomatic and is under the care of the AUSMAT team at the NT Centre for National Resilience.

Positive COVID-19 case update

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Positive COVID-19 case update

Seven new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory.

COVID-19 update: Hotspots maintained, testing required from Wollongong diners

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) yesterday declared COVID-19 hotspots over the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area and the close watch on the rising number of cases in Victoria is being maintained.

NSW hotspot update

The NT Chief Health Officer has declared the Greater Metropolitan Sydney area of New South Wales as a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 00:01am on 1 January 2021.

NSW hotspot update

The NT Chief Health Officer has declared the following areas in Sydney as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 00:01am on 31 December 2020.

COVID-19 case update

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

COVID-19 case update

A 25-year-old crew member on board the Diamantina cattle export vessel, which arrived at the East Arm Wharf from Indonesia last night, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Most of New South Wales revoked as a hotspot

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that most areas in New South Wales will be revoked as a hotspot except for the northern zone of the Northern Beaches Local Government Area from 3pm on 24 December 2020.

Positive COVID-19 case update

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Illawarra Region of NSW revoked as a hotspot

The NT Chief Health Officer has confirmed that the Illawarra Region of New South Wales will be revoked as a hotspot from 3pm on 23 December 2020. This includes the Municipality of Kiama, City of Shellharbour, City of Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee Shire and the City of Wollongong.

Public comment sought on ICEMR Bill

Territorians are being invited to provide comment on the way Australia manages industrial chemicals.

It’s a splashtastic start to 2021 at Darwin Waterfront and Stokes Hill Wharf with our three-week program for January School Holidays

It’s a splashtastic start to 2021 at Darwin Waterfront and Stokes Hill Wharf with our three-week program for January School Holidays.

Tourism NT Insta-hits for 2020

The stunning turquoise of Bitter Springs, spring-fed thermal pools found in Elsey National Park was the most liked image on Tourism NT’s Instagram channel @NTaustralia for 2020.

NT quarantine and testing information

About 140 people entered into quarantine in the Northern Territory yesterday following Greater Metropolitan Sydney, the Local Government Areas of Central Coast Council and City of Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra Region of New South Wales being declared hotspots.

NSW hotspot update

The Chief Health Officer has declared Greater Metropolitan Sydney, the Local Government Areas of Central Coast Council and City of Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra Region of New South Wales as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 3pm on 20 December 2020.

COVID-19 case update

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours. A 77 year old female who arrived on the repatriation flight from Chennai, India on 14 December 2020 has tested positive for COVID-19, along with a 56 year old female who arrived on the repatriation flight from Paris on 17 December 2020. They both remain under the care of the AUSMAT team at the NT Centre for National Resilience.

COVID-19 Case Update

One new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Start the school holidays with a splash

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security is encouraging everyone to get out and about in our Parks and Reserves during the Christmas period.

Don’t let food poisoning ruin your Christmas cheer!

As family, friends gather for festive get-togethers and parties, it is important to follow food safety tips to avoid guests getting food poisoning and ruining Christmas!

Statement on Historical Liquor Applications

The Director of Liquor Licensing under his statutory powers has issued decision notices in respect of four historic liquor applications made under the Liquor Act 1978.

Media Statement – Declared Hotspot

The Chief Health Officer has declared Northern Beaches Council LGA in NSW as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory, effective at 12.01am, 18 of December 2020.

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Positive COVID-19 case update

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Bushfire Season moves to Central Australia

Bushfires NT (BFNT) has today joined the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) at their Alice Springs headquarters to announce the commencement of the 2020-21 Central Australian Fire Danger Period.

A breath of fresh air at our Parks and Reserves

Visitors to popular Top End Parks and Reserves can breathe easy, with the roll out of more smoke-free zones from 1 January 2021.

Positive COVID-19 case update

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Positive COVID-19 case update

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 48 hours.

Ross River virus risk increases

NT Health is urging people to protect themselves from mosquito bites with the months between December and March the high risk period for Ross River virus (RRV) disease.

Celebrating Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner Day celebrates an important milestone for the nursing profession. This was the date in the year 2000 the first Nurse Practitioners were approved to practice in Australia by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

3rd Annual Buy Local Plan Compliance report

The third Annual Report of the NT Buy Local Industry Advocate, Mr Denys Stedman has been published today.

Keep your pets safe this cyclone season

With the annual cyclone season upon us in the Top End, Territorians are reminded to prepare their emergency plan not just for their families, but also their pets and livestock.

Positive COVID-19 case update

A new positive case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 48 hours.

An all-new Aqua Park is arriving at Darwin Waterfront

The Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon will be welcoming a brand new Aqua Park from Saturday 12 December 2020.

Positive COVID-case update

Two new positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Charges laid over fatal helicopter crash

NT WorkSafe has charged two company directors with Queensland-based Hewitt Cattle Australia Pty Ltd’s (Hewitt Cattle Australia) over a helicopter crash in Central Australia, which killed one worker and seriously injured another. They each face a maximum penalty of $400,000 if found guilty.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

LOCATION: Aldridge St, Austin St, Collette St, Kersley St, Ringwood St and Tuckwell St, SOUTHPORT

Positive COVID-19 cases update

Six new positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Mt Gillen access update

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) will be closing access to Alhekulyele (Mt Gillen) from 1 March 2021 at the request of Traditional Custodians and concerns for public safety on the unmaintained trail.