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Araluen to become ‘Eye to Eye’ with new exhibition

A new powerful exhibition, Eye to Eye, is to set to open at the Araluen Arts Centre on Thursday, 30 June.

Camping at Litchfield National Park this school holidays!

Camping at the popular Litchfield National Park will be available at three different areas during the upcoming school holidays.

Improving visitor access to Stokes Hill Wharf

A new free courtesy shuttle and an upgraded car park design will see improved access for patrons and tourism operators to Stokes Hill Wharf by August 2016.

Animal Welfare Fund helped save Leo’s leg

Grant program submissions close Friday 24 June 2016


Latest update on Alice Springs schools following hail storms on Friday 17 June

The Hayden family hits the road in the NT

Sporting personality Matt Hayden has embarked on a self-drive family holiday through the NT with his wife Kellie and three children – Thomas (10), Joshua (12) and Grace (14).

School holiday program now available online

Young Territorians are in for a great time these school holidays with a diverse range of activities on offer across the NT.

Infrastructure NT Facebook page

Territorians now have another source of online information for current construction projects.

This Mid-Year break, take your holidays OUTDOORS!

Get your kids involved in the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife ‘My Outdoor School Holiday Challenge’ these school holidays.

Statement: Araluen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre is currently without power due to a severe storm that has passed through Alice Springs.

Trauma Centre takes part in disaster simulation in Timor-Leste

A typhoon that caused flooding and a major landslide burying parts of a village and road collapses are all part of an unfolding disaster being played out in Timor-Leste this week.

New Weekend Opening Hours for Araluen Arts Centre

The Araluen Arts Centre will be extending its weekend operating hours by opening its doors an hour earlier at 10am from this weekend.

Did naval officer bring down Toyoshima’s Zero?

A naval officer who may have brought down the Zero fighter which crash-landed on Melville Island on 19 February 1942 has died in Brisbane.

Boost for business events as Chinese delegates discover the NT

Tourism NT, through the NT Convention Bureau (NTCB), is hosting a group of business event planners from China in Darwin and Alice Springs from 12 June – 16 June.

Territory "Crypto" warning

The Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning about gastro caused by the parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum.

Award winning ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ to perform in Alice Springs

Three time award winning ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ is set to celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a performance at the Araluen Arts Centre next week.

Statement: Be Crocwise

Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) CEO, Andrew Bridges has slammed the actions of tourists who were seen canoeing in croc infested waters at Shady Camp.

Have a mozzie free long weekend

As Top Enders prepare for the long weekend they are being warned to protect themselves from the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease Murray Valley Encephalitis.

Statutory Manager appointed to Darwin Festival

As a result of an investigation that the Director-General of Licensing is undertaking into the Darwin Festival Association Incorporated, pursuant to section 93 of the Associations Act, the Director-General has decided to appoint a statutory manager to administer the affairs of the Association.

National list affects 22 threatened species in NT

Recent changes to the Australian Government’s national threatened species list have affected 22 species that live in the Northern Territory.

Calling all Instagrammers: Share your snaps from the 2016 Barunga Festival

The colour and culture of this year’s Barunga Festival will be captured and spread worldwide as part of a Tourism NT #NTAustralia Instameet.

Fishers to benefit from road upgrade

Works have begun to upgrade a major access road used by tourists and recreational fishers near Borroloola

Sound and film workshops now available

In recognition of the need for more sound professionals in the Northern Territory, Screen Territory has partnered with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) to provide sound recording workshops.

Upgrades to Bullita Access Road

Work to upgrade Bullita Access Road, 10km south of Timber Creek, is about to commence and when complete will provide safe and improved access to the Victoria Highway for local communities, pastoralists and tourists.

History Book Awards Shortlisted

An outstanding selection of books highlighting the Northern Territory’s history has been announced as the shortlisted candidates for the 2016 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Awards.

Great progress in International Education

The Department of Education is making great progress in international education, with new sister school partnerships recently established between two Northern Territory schools and schools in the Anhui Province in China.

Getting young mothers back into the classroom

The Department of Health has launched a series of six short videos as part of a campaign aimed at getting young Indigenous women back into the education system after they have had a child.

Health and Wellness Festival

Health and Wellness will be the focus tomorrow (Saturday, 4 June 2016) from 10am to 3pm at the Darwin Waterfront.

Darwin High School promotes a healthy lifestyle

Darwin High School will today host its inaugural Health and Lifestyle Expo.

Murray Valley Encephalitis warning for Darwin

The Top End is on high alert for Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE), following the recent detection of high level MVE virus activity in sentinel chickens in the Darwin rural area.

Social media siblings showcase NT to global audience

Two social media superstar siblings will join forces this week to showcase the ultimate Northern Territory road trip to millions of people.

It's your Library. We have listened to you.

The Northern Territory Library (NTL) is changing its opening hours to provide greater opportunities for people working full time to engage with the library.

Get adveNTurous in our amazing NT Parks!

The Territory has some of the most beautiful parks in the country, and this visitor season is the perfect time to head off the beaten track and see our parks come alive.

Open day at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

The community are invited to help celebrate the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Botanic Garden Open Day at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden this Sunday.

Landscaping design competition for CDU Horticultural students

Alice Springs students studying Horticulture at Charles Darwin University have been given a ‘green’ opportunity.

Palliative Care Week raises awareness of Living Well with Chronic Illness

The Central Australia Health Service supports National Palliative Care Week and this year’s theme of helping people with chronic illness to have a better quality of life.


The Department of Mines and Energy is continuing to provide opportunities for regional development through local employment and involvement in remediation activities by awarding a safety tender to a local Tennant Creek company Remote Concrete NT.

Bean sprouts recalled in NT & SA

The Northern Territory Department of Health has re-issued a warning about bean sprouts, advising Territorians not to eat mung bean sprouts following a product recall in South Australia.

Experience an Opera Gala under the stars

Celebrate the beginning of the dry season with the Darwin Symphony Orcherstra’s Opera Gala at the Darwin Waterfront, this Saturday (21 May 2016).

Tom Brown roundabout upgrade

Work will soon commence on the upgrade of the Northern Territory’s largest roundabout.

Boost for Top End conferences when key event planners ‘Meet Darwin’

Darwin will be placed firmly on the radar of key event planners this week when they visit for the ‘Meet Darwin’ program, an annual collaboration between the NT Convention Bureau and Darwin Convention Centre designed to showcase Darwin as a leading business event destination.

Free Flu Vaccine for Adults Now Available in Alice Springs

It’s flu season and the Central Australia Health Service is reminding everyone that it’s time to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community from the spread of influenza.

Youth Justice recruits in training in Darwin

The NT Department of Correctional Services is expanding its capacity in youth detention, with the recruitment of 19 new Youth Justice Officers who commenced training in Darwin this week.

Roads to Recovery - $3 million in Barkly Region road works go out to tender

Tenders for more than $3 million in road safety improvement works in the Barkly Region have been advertised.

Health Department to test creeks for PFCs

The Department of Health is about to begin a second round of environmental sampling in Rapid Creek and Ludmilla Creek after evidence of perflourinated chemicals (PFCs) was found in both waterways.

Saltwater crocodile sighting is a reminder to Be Crocwise

Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) Rangers have identified a saltwater crocodile in the Katherine River after receiving reports from members of the public.

Amy Johnson Avenue / Stuart Highway intersection works complete

Motorists will benefit from the completion of upgrade works at Amy Johnson Avenue/Stuart Highway intersection.

Annual Jingili Science Expo a hit with students

Jingili Primary School students have participated in activities that highlight the importance that science plays in everyday life, as part of the annual Jingili Science Expo.

Privacy Awareness Week

This week is Privacy Awareness Week, and the Information Commissioner will be conducting training and activities about privacy across the Territory.

Territory on display at top tourism expo

The Territory will be well represented at the largest international travel trade show in the southern hemisphere this week, with 27 tourism businesses from the NT registered to attend.