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
Could 2020 be your year to shine? Apply now for the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Awards, with applications closing on January 26.
Fireworks are a fun and exciting way to see in the New Year, but for pets they can be extremely stressful.
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) began trialling commercial cotton crops this year in the Katherine region, with both rainfed and irrigated methods investigated during the process.
With soaring temperatures reaching all areas of the Territory at the moment, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources is urging pet owners not to leave their beloved pet dogs in vehicles.
A successful wild dog management workshop was hosted by the Alice Springs Pastoral Industry Advisory Committee (ASPIAC) at the Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) in early December.
Territorians are encouraged to think local when planning the menu this Christmas.
The citrus canker restricted area in Katherine was removed on 20 November, with affected residents in Cossack now able to replant citrus on their properties.
Cyclone season has officially started and it is now time to start to prepare for extreme weather during the wet season.
The Northern Territory Government continues to boost recreational fishing, with the largest single investment into recreational fishing - the $8.3 million Artificial Reef project - almost complete.
Construction of the new molecular diagnostic wing (MDW) at the Berrimah Farm Science Precinct will commence soon, with local company Jaytex awarded the contract for the build.
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources wishes you a safe and happy festive season. Some areas of the department are offering reduced services over the festive season.
The new Resourcing the Territory website, the one-stop shop for all things exploration and mining investment in the Northern Territory, is now live at resourcingtheterritory.nt.gov.au.
The Territory’s premier exploration event, the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), is being held on 24 and 25 March 2020.
African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed in Timor-Leste, and the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) has been working with the community and industry to help keep Australia free of the disease, including developing a suite of in-language information materials.
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) recently facilitated the delivery of workshops to Central Australian producers, improving stockmanship practices, knowledge about self herding principles and wild dog management in the region.