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
Territory Natural Resource Management’s (TNRM) ‘Sustainable Pastoral Business’ program provides guidance and support to cattle producers to strengthen and develop their natural resource capacity.
A senior climatologist explained that it will always be difficult to predict rainfall in places like Central Australia, because we are right in the middle of the continent.
The development of a new commercial plant industry in the Northern Territory (NT) has taken another step forward with the NT Government granting the first commercial hemp licence since the Hemp Industry Act 2019 came into effect in May 2020.
Bees in the Northern Territory (NT) have come under threat from American foulbrood (AFB), an infectious and fatal disease of honey bee larvae.
The ‘Reducing calf loss from exposure’ project (besides being a mouthful) has been implemented at Avon Downs station to assess the effectiveness of providing shade for reducing calf mortality in relatively treeless Mitchell grass plains of the Barkly Tableland.
Amid ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism (DITT), formerly the Department of Primary Industry and Resources) launched its first ever weekly webinar series, aimed at helping growers keep abreast of national and local agricultural projects.
The Northern Territory (NT) Government’s Paddock Power collaborative project has taken another step forward with GPS tracking collars placed on 160 cattle to gather evidence which will better inform future investment decisions.
A case of American foulbrood (AFB) has been detected in Alice Springs in September in a hobby bee-keeper hive.
Over the past two months, Fisheries Division staff from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, have travelled to Groote Eylandt and South Goulburn Island to assist with the construction of oyster trial longlines and data collection for the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) tropical oyster trials.
The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade in partnership with the Northern Territory Farmers Association (NTFA) recently conducted a field walk through the rambutan research block at the Coastal Plains research farm in Darwin.
Last week Thursday marked the completion of the 14 day quarantine period at the Howard Springs facility for the 162 Vanuatu seasonal workers.
In partnership with the Palmerston City Council, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (DITT) today released 100 barramundi into Palmerston lakes.
Yesterday the MinEx Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched the National Drilling Initiative (NDI), a world-first scientific drilling program which will sample rocks from vast undercover and unexplored regions of Australia.
Studies aiming to improve the productivity of Northern Territory (NT) beef production systems by using remote technology systems, is being led by the Agriculture Division’s Livestock Industries Branch, senior research team Dionne Walsh, Tim Schatz and Kieren McCosker.
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is urging Territorians to be biosecurity aware after local horticulturists received unsolicited seed packets through the mail in September.
Two Ukrainian nationals attempting to bring in nearly five kilos of pork and pork products have had their visas cancelled in September 2020. The importing of pork and pork products increases the risk that African swine fever will enter Australia.
Late last month, staff from our Fisheries Division travelled to Nhulunbuy to deliver accredited aquatic biosecurity training to rangers from the Dhimurru and Yirralka Rangers groups.
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.