Media release archive
Saving Jobs: Tourism Rebound Taskforce Established for Industry Recovery05 May 2020The Territory Government has established a Tourism Rebound Taskforce made up of national experts to provide strategic and practical advice on a potential recovery roadmap for the local tourism industry which has been hard hit by COVID-19 measures.
Territory Parks to Start Opening From This Weekend27 April 2020The Territory Government will begin re-opening some parks from noon on Friday 1 May. Territorians will have the opportunity to safely spend this long weekend camping, swimming or walking through our parks and reserves – enjoying the great outdoors and the Territory lifestyle that we all love.
Camp in your own backyard this Easter08 April 2020With all campgrounds, swimming spots, multi-day walks and high-use day areas in Territory Parks and Reserves closed to restrict the spread of COVID-19, Territorians are encouraged to instead camp in their own backyard this Easter.
Update on Territory Parks - Territory Wildlife Park, Alice Springs Desert Park and George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens closure31 March 2020The Territory Wildlife Park, Alice Springs Desert Park and parts of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 1 April 2020.
Update on Territory Parks and Reserves25 March 2020To restrict the spread of COVID-19, the Parks and Wildlife Commission has today confirmed that Territory campgrounds, multi-day walks and high-use day areas that encourage groups to gather, will be closed from 5pm Thursday 26 March 2020.
Update on Events, Gatherings and Meetings19 March 2020In response to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 advice regarding mass gatherings, the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture has assessed events run by the Department under the risk assessment tool.
New Dates Confirmed for People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS and Parrtjima18 March 2020The People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS festival has been rescheduled to Saturday 31 October 2020 at Darwin’s Mindil Beach. Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has been rescheduled to 11-20 September 2020 in Alice Springs. The change in dates follows the Federal Government’s 13 March 2020 advice to cancel events of 500 people or more, in the immediate future, as a precautionary measure in relation to COVID-19.
Update on Events Affected by COVID-19 Measures17 March 2020In response to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 advice against holding events of 500 people or more, the Territory Government has announced changes to its list of events over the coming months.
Tourism NT shines bright at Mumbrella Travel Awards13 March 2020The second largest box office Australian movie of 2019, Top End Wedding, continues to generate results for the Territory with Tourism NT winning three awards at the 2020 Mumbrella Travel Awards held in Sydney last night.
Millennials targeted for a Fly and Drive NT Holiday11 March 2020Tourism NT has launched its annual Drive campaign for 2020 today encouraging interstate visitors, including a younger demographic to take a ‘fly and drive’ holiday to the NT with the message that the NT is ‘nothing like your normal road trip’.
Record 35 NT Operators to attend NT Muster 202009 March 2020The Northern Territory’s destinations, experiences and products will be promoted to hundreds of East Coast travel agents with a record 35 Territory tourism operators joining Tourism NT at the annual domestic roadshow, NT Muster.
Gold Rush for NT Operators at 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards09 March 2020Northern Territory tourism operators have scooped up four Gold Awards at the prestigious 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.
$2 Million Immediate Resilience Plan: Business Events Support Fund Incentive Doubles the Attraction26 February 2020The Territory Government has doubled its incentive to secure more business events for the Northern Territory as part of the $2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan to support the tourism industry and local jobs.
$2 Million Immediate Resilience Plan: Boost to Incentivise School Trips to the NT26 February 2020Interstate schools can apply for $3,000 towards the cost of a school trip to the NT as part of the Territory Government’s $2 million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan.
$2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan: Intensive Business Support Program Released25 February 2020Addressing business survival, revival and growth, Tourism Fast Track is a new intensive business support program opening on 1 March 2020 as part of the Territory Government’s $2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan.
$2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan: $500,000 for New Visitor Experience Program24 February 2020Local tourism businesses can apply for up to $50,000 under the New Visitor Experience Program as part of the Territory Government’s $2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan to support the industry and help minimise the impacts of the Australian Bushfires and the national coronavirus travel restrictions.
$2M Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan: Key to the NT Partnership Program to Drive Interstate Tourism23 February 2020A new free partnership program to promote NT tourism operators and experiences to interstate audiences is available to local businesses as part of the Territory Government’s $2 million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan.
Boosting Australia’s Tourism to Asia22 February 2020300 qualified Aussie Specialist travel agents from across Asia will descend upon Australia’s Top End when Darwin plays host to Tourism Australia’s Corroboree Asia event in 2020.
Advertising Opportunities for Tourism Industry Goes Live as part of the $2 Million Immediate Resilience Plan21 February 2020Tourism operators can now join a range of discounted advertising opportunities, announced as part of the Territory Government’s $2 million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan to minimise the impact to our tourism industry from the Australian Bushfires and the coronavirus outbreak and maintain the momentum in attracting more visitors to the NT.
Cruising into Darwin: Queen Mary 2 Visitors to spend $700,000 in Top End16 February 2020The Top End will roll out the welcome mat for luxury liner Queen Mary 2 which will now overnight in Darwin on 24 February, providing a $700,000 boost to local businesses.