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
What we are doing
Aquatic pests are harmful plants and animals that can be introduced to our waters from other countries or parts of Australia.
A collaborative study between the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR), Charles Darwin University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science is investigating black jewfish populations and environmental factors to ensure future sustainability in the Northern Territory (NT).
The closing date for round 13 of the collaborative grants for exploration drilling and geophysics in the Northern Territory (NT), under the Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations program, has been extended to Monday, 15 June 2020.
Earlier this year, staff from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Northern Territory (NT) Fisheries Division travelled to Groote Eylandt to work with the Anindilyakwa Land and Sea Rangers.
As we head towards a ‘new normal’, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources remains committed to supporting the Territory’s vital primary industry and resource sectors to maintain business continuity in the safest possible manner, and importantly in looking towards recovery.
Advances in technology have paved the way for connecting pastoral lease infrastructure maps.
Earlier this year, staff from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Fisheries Division conducted site inspections at Durack lake after an oscar (non-native ornamental aquarium) fish was caught by an angler.
Opportunities to boost commercial crops in the Northern Territory (NT), strengthen market supply and support the local economy have come to fruition during April with the release of under-utilised Douglas Daly Research Farm land, via license for commercial horticulture initiatives.