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
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
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The Northern Territory Government has now declared 11% of the Northern Territory (NT) a reserved block under the Petroleum Act.
Cyclone season has officially begun, so now is the time to start preparing for the wet season.
Following a review of the Territory’s cattle tick management program, livestock owners are being asked to check cattle tick zones and movement restrictions as there have been changes to the cattle tick control and infected areas.
Mango madness is a thing – and now Los Angeles locals can see for themselves!
The 2018-2019 Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Annual Report is now available.
The latest round of Animal Welfare Grants have been awarded by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR).
Detector dog ‘Suki’ has started work at the Darwin International Airport to help keep out African Swine Fever (ASF) and other biosecurity risks.
The most recent department field day proved a success with 65 producers, researchers and industry stakeholders converging on the Old Man Plains (OMP) Research Station to learn more about building resilience through the dry times.
African swine fever (ASF) is geographically closer to the Northern Territory (NT) than anywhere else in Australia, following the recent confirmation in Timor-Leste. However, Australia remains free from ASF and it is crucial the disease is kept out.
As part of the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to increase long term fisheries production, enhance the sustainability of key fishery resources and enhance recreational fishing infrastructure, the deployment of artificial reef modules commenced earlier this week – ahead of schedule.