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Early Bird BASSINTHEGRASS 2022 tickets on sale today!

As 14,000 music fans continue to enjoy the biggest ever BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival, with 12 hours of non-stop music and some of Australia’s hottest talent at Mindil Beach, the dates have been released for next year’s festival.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

Online Booking System to be Introduced in October

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security will be introducing the new online booking system and associated multi-day walking fees on 1 October.

CHO Directions for South Australia

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) has issued additional directions for South Australia, in connection to the positive community case recorded yesterday in Victoria.

COVID-19 Quarantine and Testing Directions for Victoria

The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a number of COVID-19 public exposure sites in Victoria. The approach is aligned with the Victorian risk-based system, to ensure that directions are based on the best available evidence of risk.

Proposed expansion of the City of Palmerston local government boundary

The Northern Territory Government is proposing to expand the City of Palmerston local government boundary to include unincorporated land in the region and is now seeking public submissions.

NT Heritage Grants Program launch

Applications are open for funding to assist individuals and organisations working on projects relating to significant non-government heritage places and objects in the Northern Territory.

Your chance to win last-minute VIP BASSINTHEGRASS tickets

Music fans who missed out on securing their spot at this weekend’s sold-out BASSINTHEGRASS music festival have the chance to win two coveted VIP tickets as part of a competition at Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.

Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival returns in a blaze of colour

A much-loved Top End festival returns to the events calendar today in its usual colourful format after taking place as an online event last year.

COVID-19 Update: NSW Advice

The Chief Health Officer is encouraging anyone who has been in New South Wales since 30 April to continually check the full list of COVID-19 case locations as they may be required to quarantine at a suitable place, effective immediately.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

NSW Testing and Quarantine Directions

The Chief Health Officer is directing anyone who has been in a New South Wales COVID-19 Case location since 30 April 2021 to undertake 14 days of quarantine at a suitable place, effective immediately.

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Quarantine direction for WA - COVID-19 exposure sites

The Chief Health Officer has issued a new direction requiring all people who have been at a COVID-19 public exposure site in Western Australia since the 27 April 2021 to undertake 14 days quarantine at a suitable place, effective immediately.

COVID-19 Update: WA Exposure sites

The Chief Health Officer is directing all people who have been to a WA COVID-19 exposure site to self-quarantine and get tested and stay in quarantine until a negative result is returned.

Royal Darwin Hospital incident

A Code Red was called this morning at the Royal Darwin Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after staff noticed smoke and an acrid smell in the area.

COVID-19 Update: Brisbane International Airport declared a venue of concern

The Chief Health Officer has advised anyone who was in Brisbane International Airport between 9.45am and 12 noon on Thursday 29 April 2021 to monitor their symptoms and to get a COVID-19 test immediately if they feel unwell.

Local Man Pleads Guilty to Causing Serious Environmental Harm

A local businessman who thought he could illegally dump nearly 2000 tyres without being caught was today fined $23,800 plus additional costs of almost $17,000.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

OICAC completes investigation into alleged unsatisfactory conduct by NTG public officers

OICAC completes investigation into a Northern Territory Government procurement

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

COVID-19 Update: WA Hotspots Revoked

The Chief Health Officer has revoked Metropolitan Perth and the Peel Region in Western Australia as hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory.

Another forklift incident leaves WorkSafe Inspectors shaking their heads

NT WorkSafe Inspectors have attended another forklift tip over, making it the third such incident in four weeks in the Territory.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

COVID-19 Update: Added Quarantine Requirements for Higher Risk WA Exposure Sites

The Chief Health Officer has directed that anyone who has arrived in the Northern Territory between 17 April 2021 and 12:01am, 24 April 2021, and attended any of the higher risk Public Exposure Sites listed by Western Australian health officials must undertake 14 days of self-isolation at a suitable place for quarantine, as directed by an authorised officer, and be tested on days 1, 7 and 12 after entering quarantine.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

COVID-19 Update: Testing and Quarantine Requirements for Melbourne Airport

The Chief Health Officer has this morning directed anyone who travelled from Perth to Melbourne on Wednesday 21 April 2021 on flight QF778 and has arrived in the Northern Territory must undertake a 14-day quarantine period.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

COVID-19 Update: Metropolitan Perth and Peel Region Hotspots Declared

The Chief Health Officer has declared Metropolitan Perth and the Peel Region of Western Australia as COVID-19 hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory from 12:01am on 24 April 2021.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

Four charges laid over Avgas drum explosion that severely burnt young ringer

NT WorkSafe has charged a cattle mustering contractor with four breaches of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011, over an incident where an 18-year-old worker was severely burnt when a 44-gallon Avgas drum exploded.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

STATEMENT OF LEAVE

Northern Territory Chief Health Officer Dr Hugh Heggie is undertaking a six week period of recreational leave, effective Thursday 22 April 2021. 

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

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.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

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

Safety alert issued for Forklift owners and operators

NT WorkSafe has issued a new safety alert after two recent incidents involving forklifts in the Darwin area.

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.