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BAR-BQ Lot Festival turning up the heat

The Top End’s events calendar has been beefed up this month, with the BAR-BQ Lot Festival back bigger and better than ever. The free event will take place at Darwin’s One Mile Brewery on Saturday, 31 July, from 10am until midnight.

Hotspots declared across Illawarra Region, NSW

The Chief Health Officer has declared hotspots across the Illawarra Region in NSW for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective at 5pm on 24 July 2021.

COVID-19 Update - Positive Case

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours and is under the care of NT Health at the Centre for National Resilience in Howard Springs.

Water Advisory Committee Call for Nominations

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for membership on the Western Davenport and Ti Tree Water Advisory Committee.

Hot Air Balloon Company convicted and fined $130,000 over NSW tourist death

Alice Springs-based, Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd has been convicted and handed a combined penalty of $130,000 after pleading guilty last month to a breach of section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 (the Act) over the death of a NSW tourist.

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COVID-19 update: Hotspots declared across Central West NSW

The Chief Health Officer has declared hotspots across parts of the NSW Central West region for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective from 5pm on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

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COVID-19 update: Metropolitan Adelaide declared a hotspot

The Chief Health Officer has declared all of Metropolitan Adelaide in South Australia as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective from 12.01am on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

COVID-19 update: Mildura in Victoria declared a hotspot

The Chief Health Officer has declared the Mildura Rural City Council Local Government Area in Victoria as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory, backdated to 12 July 2021. This date aligns with the period of time people were in the community while infectious. Anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, who has been to the Mildura Rural City Council LGA in Victoria since 12 July 2021 and arrives in the Northern Territory after 4pm on 19 July 2021, will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 Update: Bass Coast in Victoria declared a hotspot

The Chief Health Officer has declared the Bass Coast Shire Council Local Government Area in Victoria as a hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory, backdated to 12 July 2021. This date aligns with the period of time people were in the community while infectious. Anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, who has been to the Bass Coast Shire Council in Victoria since 12 July 2021 and arrives in the Northern Territory after 5pm on 17 July 2021, will be required to undertake 14 days of mandatory supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.

COVID-19 Update - Positive Case

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours. A 70-year-old male has tested positive for COVID-19. He arrived in the NT on 13 July 2021 from Indonesia on his own yacht travelling from Indonesia.

COVID-19 Update: Wastewater detection

Viral fragments have been detected in wastewater samples taken from the Ludmilla Treatment Plant on 14 July 2021 as part of our surveillance program in the NT. The detection of viral fragments in wastewater can come from someone who has recovered from COVID-19, and while no longer infectious can shed fragments of the virus.

COVID-19 Update: hotspots declared across parts of Victoria

The Chief Health Officer has declared a number of hotspots across Victoria from 10 July 2021 for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory. This date aligns with the period of time people were in the community while infectious.

COVID-19 Update - Positive Case

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours and is under the care of NT Health at the Centre for National Resilience. The 33-year-old male, who arrived on the repatriation flight from New Delhi on 6 July 2021, is asymptomatic.

COVID-19 Update: South Australia public exposure site testing and quarantine directions

The Chief Health Officer is continuing to review the evolving COVID-19 situation across Australia to ensure the right border restrictions and health controls are in place to protect the health and safety of Territorians.

Applications open for Quick Response Youth Grants

Territory Families, Housing and Communities’ Office of Youth Affairs has opened applications for Quick Response Grants for young people and community groups and organisations.

Darwin region future water supply – have your say

To increase water security, and as part of the development of a Northern Territory Strategic Water Plan, the Territory Government is considering infrastructure solutions for the Darwin Region.

Staff on show to meet local businesses

Showgoers are being encouraged to come on down and visit staff from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade during show season.

COVID-19 Update – One positive case

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours. A 22-year-old female US Army member, who arrived in the NT on 8 July 2021 to conduct mandatory 14 day quarantine at Bladin Village, has tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update: QLD hotspots revoked

The Chief Health Officer has revoked the City of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region hotspots in Queensland for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective as at 5pm today, 11 July.

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NT Correctional Services resumes visits for prisoners in custodial facilities

Northern Territory Correctional Services is resuming all social and professional visits to prisoners at the Darwin and Alice Springs Correctional Centres from Saturday 10 July 2021 following the lifting of COVID restrictions at 1pm Friday 9 July 2021.

COVID-19 Update: Additional NSW hotspots declared

The Chief Health Officer has declared additional hotspots in New South Wales for the purposes of travel to the NT, effective from 5pm on 9 July 2021.

COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted – Greater Darwin & Alice Springs

COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Darwin and Alice Springs will be lifted from 1pm today.

COVID-19 Update: Two new positive cases

Two cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Centre for National Resilience.

Darwin to host 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration in 2023

Darwin has been announced as the successful destination to host the World Conference on Ecological Restoration 2023.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

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Buyers sought for Territory bulls

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade’s (DITT) annual bull sale will be held this morning to sell 97 bulls bred for the Territory’s climate.

Mr Michael Riches commences as NT ICAC

Mr Michael Riches today commenced as the second NT Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

Territory Check-In App

A minor issue occurred with The Territory Check-In App this morning that resulted in the QR Code at some venues not being recognised by the app between 8.30am and 9am. The issue was quickly resolved within 30 minutes and The Territory Check-In App is working again.

Investigation into the former principal of Milingimbi School

Corrupt conduct by former principal at disadvantaged remote school

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COVID-19 Update: QLD &WA hotspots revoked

The Chief Health Officer has revoked a number of hotspots in Queensland and Western Australia for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory.

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Arts NT Register of Peers opens for EOIs

2 July 2021 Arts NT is calling for expressions of interest to join the Arts NT Register of Peers as an Arts Peer.

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COVID-19 Update – Greater Darwin region & Alice Springs lockdown to end

Lockdown in the Greater Darwin Area and Alice Springs will end from 1pm today.

COVID-19 Update: One new NT case

There has been one new case of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Stay safe this fire season

Rural landholders are being urged to have their properties and bushfire survival plans in place with the declaration of the start of the Fire Danger Period for the Top End.

Postponement of Territory Day fireworks

Due to the recent announcement from the Chief Minister regarding an extension of 72 hours to the lockdown, Territory Day has been postponed.

COVID-19 Update: Alice Springs to enter 72 hour lockdown

Alice Springs will enter into a 72-hour lockdown effective from 1pm today following a mine worker in South Australia and his family testing positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update: QLD &WA hotspots declared

The Chief Health Officer has declared hotspots in Queensland and Western Australia to protect Territorians from COVID-19 outbreaks occurring in other states.

COVID-19 Update: New Palmerston public exposure sites

A number of new COVID-19 public exposure sites have been identified across the Palmerston area, following two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the NT. The two new cases are household contacts of the mine worker in Palmerston. The family members have been in quarantine at Howard Springs since Saturday and remain in quarantine under the care of NT Health.