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 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) conference will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April 2021.
Cyclone season has officially begun! Now is the time to start preparing for the wet season.
It’s been one year since the artificial reefs were deployed and the 5m high structures no longer look like bare!
A 10-year collaborative research project seeking to commercialise native rice in Northern Australia, and support Aboriginal enterprise, has commenced growing trials.
With the support of the Northern Territory Government, the Northern Territory (NT) Land Corporation, in partnership with NT Farmers Association, is calling for expressions of interest for three highly prospective agricultural land developments.
The mineral production and exploration expenditure figures for 2019/20 have been released demonstrating another strong year for the Territory mining sector.
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.