INPEX's purpose-built LNG Carrier lit up at night

Darwin steps up in global gas market

14 November 2018

INPEX ships historic first LNG cargo

On 22 October 2018 the Northern Territory (NT) Government’s vision for the Territory to be a world-class gas production, manufacturing and services hub by 2030, moved a big step closer with the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US$37 billion Ichthys LNG Plant in Darwin harbour.

Aboriginal man dancing

The Territory’s space industry: where tradition meets innovation

13 November 2018

The Territory recently hosted Boeing, CSIRO, Nova Group, the Australian Space Agency, and Equatorial Launch Australia as part of twin space forums in Darwin and Nhulunbuy.

Man presenting at business briefing

Business Briefing: Regional Conversation Series 2018

09 November 2018

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation are delivering the Business Briefing: Regional Conversation Series in Darwin and major regional towns in November and December 2018.

OECD Mining Regions and Cities

17 October 2018

The second Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meeting of Mining Regions and Cities will be hosted by Australia in the Northern Territory's capital of Darwin from 20 to 24 November 2018. A preliminary agenda for the event is now available.

NT Port and Marine employees receiving the Chief Minister's Award for Excellence in Defence Industry

Celebrating the NT defence industry

11 October 2018

The Northern Territory Defence Support Industry Awards recognise local businesses that work hard to support the Army, Navy, Air Force and Australian Boarder Force and contribute to the overall growth of the industry.

Expressions of interest - northern Australia aquaculture situational analysis

03 October 2018

We are seeking a suitably qualified organisation, individual or group of organisations to collaborate with the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) in the development of a northern Australian aquaculture industry situation analysis.

Upgrade on the way for NT's Barkly stock route

29 September 2018

The Northern Territory’s Barkly stock route is set to become more reliable for the cattle industry and pastoralists with the tender for construction recently released.

Applications open for $200 million regional funding round

27 September 2018

Communities across the Northern Territory are invited to apply for a share in $200 million under round 3 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Satellite floating in space

Space and the ‘northern economy’

27 June 2018

The Australian Government will establish the Australian Space Agency (ASA) on 1 July 2018. This is a significant and timely step for the Australian space sector and will bring a focus and coordination that will propel Australia’s involvement in space.

October 2017 update

26 October 2017

An updated on Developing the North.


August 2017 update

14 August 2017

The Australian Government’s 2015 Northern Australia White Paper committed $1.2 billion to a range of activities to support northern development.

Man and woman reviewing a document

Business and industry stakeholder updates

19 June 2017

The newly formed Department of Trade, Business and Innovation are delivering stakeholder updates across the Territory.

Gwen and Laurie Fuchs

Life turns full circle for Laurie

02 May 2017

Defence has always played a major role in the life of Territorians.

Ask Laurie Fuchs.

Invitation to attend the Centre for Defence Industry Capability’s new to Defence workshop, 11 May 2017

20 April 2017

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) is hosting a workshop for businesses that are new to Defence. The workshop will provide you with information and one-on-one advice including working with Defence and possible business opportunities.

Ripe mango hanging from a tree

Applications open for the Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund

06 April 2017

Australia’s agricultural leaders will have the opportunity to submit their applications by Wednesday 17 May 2017 for the Australian Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund.

"The Economic Summits allows you to get involved in the community and really get your voice heard." - Bridgid Stock, Director, Sweet Brew & Co, Alley Cats, Rabbit Hole

Open invitation

20 March 2017

The Northern Territory Government is hosting a Territory Economic Summit series to set the direction for and communicate the Territory Government’s economic development priorities.

Cooperative Research Centres Association

Northern Australia CRC open for business

13 March 2017

The Australian Government has announced the establishment board of the $75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north.

Ariel view of Melville Bay with refinery in the distance

Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting and Tourism Ministers Meeting

01 March 2017

Ministers and senior officials from across Australia gathered in Darwin last week for the Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting (TIMM) and the Tourism Ministers Meeting (TMM).

Developing the North

Feature presenters invited - Developing Northern Australia Conference

27 February 2017

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a presentation for the Developing Northern Australia Conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation.

NT Resources Week

NT Resources Week

09 September 2016

Northern Territory's Leading Oil, Gas & Petroleum Conference South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore Conference (SEAAOC) is Northern Australia’s largest and longest established petroleum conference and brings together major players involved within Australasia’s oil, gas and petroleum industries.

Population Series

Population Summit

05 August 2016

The Northern Territory Population Summit was delivered in response to public feedback the Northern Australia Development Office (NADO) received throughout earlier public engagement forums on population growth.

Population Series

Renowned demographer Mark McCrindle to attend Population Series Summit

28 July 2016

A summit to conclude the Northern Territory Population Series will take place at Darwin Convention Centre on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

CCFNT workshop speaker

Women in Civil Luncheon Workshop

14 July 2016

Civil Contractors Federation Northern Territory (CCFNT) is holding its second luncheon workshop to hear from several women in positions related to the Civil Construction industry in the Northern Territory and hear their perspective of their particular aspect as related to the industry.

Defence Support Industry

Defence Support Industry Awards

14 July 2016

The 2016 Defence Support Industry Awards were launched by the Minister for Defence Industries on 1 June 2016. The awards recognise local businesses that work hard to support the Army, Navy and Air Force in the Northern Territory.

Defence and Industry Study Course

Defence and Industry Study Course in the NT

14 July 2016

The Department of the Chief Minister and the Department of Defence are working together to bring a module of the 2016 Defence and Industry Study Course (DISC) to the Northern Territory.

DCM Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE: Northern Territory Population Series

30 June 2016

Boosting population growth is the key focus during a series of regional forums being hosted across the Northern Territory by the Northern Australia Development Office.

Population Series

Northern Population Series

25 June 2016

Join the Northern Australia Development Office’s General Manager Luke Bowen and a community panel to discuss population in the Northern Territory:

DNA Booth

Developing Northern Australia conference

25 June 2016

The Northern Australia Development Office (NADO) was a proud gold sponsor of the Developing Northern Australia (DNA) conference held in Darwin in June.