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
As part of measures for controlling the transmission of COVID-19, the Northern Territory Government has implemented border controls, effective from 4pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020.
Citrus canker restricted areas will be lifted in the Darwin, Palmerston and the rural areas from 20 March 2020 as this serious plant disease is moving towards being eradicated from the Northern Territory (NT).
Darwin’s Amy Kirke has taken out the coveted Northern Territory 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for her planned work in much needed scientific learning in rural communities of the Territory.
Three inspiring Territory women have been named finalists for the 2020 AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award.
The Northern Territory’s (NT) rich mineral commodities will be showcased on the global stage this week at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, a premiere mineral exploration and mining convention, attracting 25,000 attendees from over 132 countries.
Applications for collaborative grants for exploration drilling and geophysics in the Northern Territory (NT) are now open.
Territorians are being asked to keep an eye out for plant pests and diseases as part of the International Year of Plant Health.
Researchers from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources Northern Territory (NT) Fisheries Division and rangers from the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) spent last week collecting mature Blacklip Rock Oysters from the waters off Groote Eylandt.
Calf loss has huge financial impacts on producers across northern Australia, reducing productivity and profitability of most breeding herds. To understand the causes of calf loss in northern Australia, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, Principal Livestock Research Officer, Tim Schatz and a collaborative team are working on the Calf Watch project.