The department brings together key functions that drive economic development on NT lands, coastal areas and inland waterways, and its operations cover the whole of the Territory. Industry sectors are mines, energy, fisheries, livestock, horticulture and agriculture. Find out more
Territory jobs hub
The Northern Territory Government is supporting Territory workers impacted by COVID-19 to connect with local businesses and find new employment.
Territory Jobs Hub is an online portal that will help Territory workers connect with Territory employers to find work quickly. More information is available on the Territory Jobs Hub website.
Find out about biosecurity, quarantine, plant and animal health, livestock, land, pastoral farming, crops and horticulture.
Find out about fishing in the Northern Territory, aquaculture, fish species, legislation, fishing on Aboriginal land.
Boards and committees
Aboriginal fisheries consultative committees, animal welfare advisory committee, veterinary board of the NT.
What we are doing
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources and Northern Territory Farmers Association have partnered to launch a local worker attraction campaign encouraging Territorians to be local heroes by signing up for fruit picking jobs to help farmers get their produce to market.
Last month, during a ride in the bush, a member of the Larrakia Rangers spotted a dead pig near a local rubbish dump.
This week’s webinar will focus on water resource information in the Northern Territory.
A new fish species has been recorded in Territory waters.
Our upcoming webinar will present an update on the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) broadacre cropping project.
Earlier this year, staff from our Fisheries Division conducted site inspections at Durack lake after an oscar (a non-native ornamental aquarium) fish was caught and released by an angler.
This week’s webinar will focus on growing high value condiment crops in Northern Australia.
The Northern Territory Government has offered the grant of mineral leases to Australian company Arafura Rare Earths Pty Ltd, paving the way for its proposed Nolans rare earths mine and processing plant in Central Australia.
The crop destroying exotic plant pest, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), was detected in a pheromone trap located at Katherine Research Station in March 2020.
As part of Science Week 2020, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Fisheries Division delivered a webinar to students from Katherine’s School of the Air.
Land-based anglers are the latest Territory fishos to benefit from 15 new artificial reefs.
Protect your dog from ehrlichiosis, an exotic tick-borne dog disease confirmed in Katherine and, a remote community west of Alice Springs, as well as the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Stimulus for the exploration industry as Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations grants announced.