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Territorians encouraged to join national Tomato Potato Psyllid Trapping Project

This is a fun, hands on project aimed at people in homes, apartments, schools and community gardens to help improve early detection of Tomato Potato Psyllid an exotic pest that feeds on a range of plants, including: potato, tomato, eggplant, capsicum, chilli, tamarillo and sweet potato.

Grants open for Homelands electrical and fire safety upgrades

The Northern Territory Government is investing more than $2.1 million to improve safety of housing in homelands across the Territory.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

Mosquito borne disease risk

Visitors and Territorians alike are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites as Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVE) and Kunjin Virus activity have been detected in the Top End and Barkly regions.

Event management opportunity awarded at The Gardens

Local business Gardens Catering has been awarded the commercial operation and management of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor Events Centre.

Ministerial Creative Industries Advisory Council (CIAC) – Call for Expressions of Interest

The Northern Territory Government is seeking members for the newly-established Creative Industries Advisory Council.

Pride in Your Place Awards – John Goninon

Congratulations to John Goninon who has won the February Pride in Your Place award.

Fund claims progressed for homes in Palmerston

The Northern Territory Government has provided advice to property owners following the results of an engineering assessment report into select properties in Palmerston.

Online Scam Disruption

Online scammers target big ticket items - savvy shoppers duped by fake websites

Citrus Canker eradication 2021

Citrus canker, a significant bacterial disease of citrus plants that was detected in the Territory in April 2018, has now been eradicated thanks to the support of the local community and industry.

Parrtjima shining brightly with eight nights to go

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has attracted more than 5000 attendances over the first two nights, with visitors inspired by the large-scale light and art installations, and an action-packed program of events that includes music, workshops, talks and film.

Five Days Left for BuildBonus Submissions

Some Territorians who have purchased land and signed a contract to build but haven’t started construction are now eligible to receive the BuildBonus, but they need to be quick.

Singleton Station Water Extraction Licence Decision

A 30 year Groundwater Extraction Licence has been granted to Fortune Agribusiness Funds Management Pty Ltd for its property Singleton Station.

Opportunity to deliver an amazing experience at Window on the Wetlands

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) is seeking expressions of interest from interested commercial operators to manage the 18.5 hectare site, Window on the Wetlands.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

COVID-19 Update: Testing requirements revoked

The Chief Health Officer has revoked the testing direction, put in place for people travelling to the NT from the following four New South Wales Local Government Areas: •Byron Shire Council •Ballina Shire Council •Tweed Shire Council; and •City of Lismore

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

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

Byron Shire Council Hotspot Revoked, Northern NSW Testing Mandated

Further to earlier advice, the Chief Health Officer has revoked Byron Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA) as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 3:00pm today, 1 April 2021.

Queensland Hotspots Revoked

The Chief Health Officer will revoke Greater Brisbane as a hotspot from 11.30am on 1 April 2021.

COVID-19 Update: Watch and wait issued for Northern NSW

The Chief Health Officer is continuing to closely monitor the situation in Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), and has officially issued a watch and wait over Northern NSW, inclusive of Tweed, Lismore and Ballina.

NT Partners with the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Agriculture R and D

The Northern Territory Government has partnered with the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, to collaborate on research and development in areas of mutual interest. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month focuses on empowering survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) across Australia, an opportunity to highlight and recognise sexual assault and the impacts, on what is the 20th anniversary of the initiative.

Byron Bay Hotspot and Watch and Wait over Gold Coast

The Chief Health Officer has declared a hotspot over the Byron Shire Council Local Government Area in New South Wales from 4.30pm today requiring all people returning to the NT to enter into mandatory supervised quarantine.

Entries open for the 2021 Northern Territory Literary Awards.

The Northern Territory Government has today announced the opening of the 2021 Northern Territory Literary Awards.

It’s a jam-packed week of school holiday fun this April at Darwin Waterfront and Stokes Hill Wharf.

Come down to Darwin Waterfront during the April School Holidays, with fun scheduled for the whole family every weekday, Monday 12 to Friday 16 April 2021.

Hotspots declared across Queensland

The Chief Health Officer has declared a number of hotspots across Local Government Areas in Queensland following an increase in new COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 Update: Testing Requirements expanded for Brisbane, inclusive of Byron Bay

The Chief Health Officer has expanded COVID-19 testing requirements for those people who have arrived in the Northern Territory from areas in Queensland and New South Wales following a number of new cases.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

COVID-19 Update: Additional Testing Requirements for Brisbane

The Chief Health Officer has declared additional COVID-19 testing requirements for those people who have arrived in the NT from Brisbane.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

COVID-19 Update: Testing Requirements for Brisbane

The Chief Health Officer is closely monitoring Brisbane after a 26 year old male tested positive to COVID-19 yesterday, having spent a week in the community, visiting various locations across the city while infectious.

Bitumen & Dirt – Wayne Eager: 30 Years in the Territory

The Charles Darwin University Art Gallery presents Bitumen & Dirt – Wayne Eager: 30 Years in the Territory, a significant touring exhibition featuring 78 paintings and prints drawn from public and private collections around Australia, including 14 works from the CDU Art Collection, at the Araluen Arts Centre.

Darwin Waterfront is doubling the fun, with an Easter Extravaganza like you have never seen before!

We’re doubling the fun this Easter long weekend, with an Easter Extravaganza like you have never seen before!

Advance Personal Planning is your voice

It is National Advance Care Planning Week (22 - 26 March) and Territory Palliative Care is encouraging Territorians to learn more about advance personal planning.

Territorians encouraged to eat healthier

It’s Dietitians Week (22-28 March) and Territorians are being encouraged to eat healthier and make better informed food choices.

Mosquito borne diseases warning

NT Health has issued a warning about mosquito borne diseases in the Top End following a fatal case of a mosquito–borne encephalitis presentation on the Tiwi Islands.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

Celebrate social workers!

On World Social Work Day (16 March) NT Health wants to celebrate the contribution social workers make to the healthcare of Territorians.

COVID-19 Update: Watch and Wait over Sydney

The Chief Health Officer is closely watching Sydney after a quarantine worker returned a positive COVID-19 test while working across two hotel quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 Update: Watch and Wait over Brisbane

The Chief Health Officer is closely watching Queensland after a doctor returned a positive COVID-19 test after treating COVID-19-positive patients in a Brisbane Hospital. The doctor visited a number of locations across Brisbane on Thursday after coming into contact with the infected patients. Queensland authorities have identified three “high-risk sites” from Thursday 11 March 2021, which are: • Morning After cafe at West End 2.00pm to 3.15pm • Corporate Box gym at Greenslopes 5.45pm to 7pm • Stones Corner Hotel at Stones Corner 7.00pm and 7.45pm McDonalds at Coorparoo has also been identified as a low-risk site. For more information about Queensland high risk locations visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing

Courtney Act helps paint the Red Centre rainbow on Channel 10's The Project tonight

The Red Centre will be loud and proud on Channel 10’s The Project tonight with one of Australia’s favourite drag queens Courtney Act co-hosting live from the Alice Springs Desert Park as part of the Northern Territory Government’s Seek Different tourism campaign.

Dengue mosquito detected in Tennant Creek

Aedes aegypti, or Dengue mosquito, has been detected during routine exotic mosquito surveillance carried out by Medical Entomology officers of the Top End Health Service in Tennant Creek.

Fabulous inclusions for fabALICE Festival

One of the country’s most fabulous festivals returns to the stunning Red Centre from 12-14 March 2021, and this year’s fabALICE features some welcome new additions to the program.

Update – Daly River Flood

The road to Nauiyu (Daly River) Community is progressively opening as water levels continue to recede

Health Alert: Severe Conditions This Week

The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert with severe heat conditions expected across the Top End and parts of Central Australia this week.

Update – Daly River Flood

Water levels at Daly River have peaked within the ‘moderate’ range.

Charges laid over serious crush injury incident

NT WorkSafe has charged a Darwin mobile crane hire company over a serious incident where two workers suffered crush injuries.

Grants available to support the arts sector

The Northern Territory Government continues to support the vibrant and unique Northern Territory arts sector with more than $350,000 available to create digital content, build digital capability in regional and remote areas or research, develop or create new art works.