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Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries

The Primary Industries Division delivers strategic services that support profitable and sustainable primary production.

It works in partnership with producers, industry bodies, community groups and related agencies to promote industry growth and ensure access to markets for animals, plants, and animal and plant products.

The main services are:

  • inspection, treatment and certification services for animals and animal products;
  • inspection, treatment and certification for plant and plant products;
  • research and extension programs to help producers sustainably lift crop and stock yields and capacity;
  • development of best-practice farming methods and new crop for specific environments;
  • Indigenous pastoral and horticultural development;
  • biosecurity and laboratory services for plant and animal health; and
  • monitoring of, and response to, emergency and endemic animal and plant pests and diseases. 

Farm Finance 

Farm Finance is an Australian Government initiative that aims to build the ongoing financial resilience of farmers struggling with high levels of debt. The Northern Territory Farm Finance: Concessional Loans Scheme will assist Northern Territory (NT) Farm Businesses which are experiencing debt servicing difficulties but are considered potentially viable in the longer term. [more information

New Drought Package

The Australian Government announced a new range of drought support measures on 26/02/2014. Details are emerging. [more information]


Live Export Trade Suspension

Access useful information relevant to the Live Export Trade Suspension [more information]

 

Publications for download

Download Annual Report 2012-13 (Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries) Annual Report 2012-13 (Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries)
The report describes the operational performance and key achievements of each of the department's output groups, in pursuant to section 28 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act
Download Annual Research Achievements Report 2012-13 - Primary Industries [DOCX] Annual Research Achievements Report 2012-13 - Primary Industries [DOCX]
Since the mid 1980s this department has published an annual publication on the work of its science and technical staff. This Annual Research Achievements Report provides a summary of the R&D effort in primary industries by the science officers during the 2012-13 financial year. » DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017 Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017
Our Vision
A flourishing economy underpinned by profitable and sustainable resource-based industries.
Our Mission
To work with our partners to stimulate and sustain economic development throughout the Territory.
Download Pastoral Industry Survey 2010 - NT Wide (DOCX) Pastoral Industry Survey 2010 - NT Wide (DOCX)
The previous NT Pastoral Industry Survey (in 2004) was the first comprehensive data of the Territory industry’s practices and plans that had been collected since the early 1980s. The results attracted great interest and showed a remarkable transformation of the industry over that 20 year period. It was therefore agreed that the survey would be repeated approximately every five years to monitor the progress of the industry as it evolves, and this survey which reports on the 2010 calendar year is the result. While the changes from 2004-10 have been less dramatic than those reported in 2004, the data shows steady development in the industry and significant investment in infrastructure and improved management. » DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Economic Outlook 2012 [DOCX] Economic Outlook 2012 [DOCX]
Accessibility version: The new edition of the Northern Territory Rural Industries and Fisheries Economic Outlook for 2012 is now available. This document is produced annually and provides production and value of production statistics on past, current and future output by Northern Territory primary industries. In addition, the document provides other economic statistics covering contributions to Gross State Product, comparisons across industries and employment figures. » DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2012 [DOCX] Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2012 [DOCX]
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Northern Territory Primary Industries and Fisheries Overview and Outlook. This document provides more comprehensive information and analyses of statistics related to the NT Primary Industry Sectors than the Economic Outlook 2012. It is based on actual statistics up to 2011-12 and provides forecast figures to 2017. In addition the document provides information on the NT economy, the performance of industry sectors, industry forecasts, industry multiplier effects, NT major trading partners, currency exchange rates and links to other useful publications and websites.
» DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Annual Research Achievements Report 2011-12 - Primary Industries [DOCX] Annual Research Achievements Report 2011-12 - Primary Industries [DOCX]
Since the mid 1980s this department has published an annual publication on the work of its science and technical staff. This Annual Research Achievements Report provides a summary of the R&D effort in primary industries by the science officers during the 2011-12 financial year. TB347
» DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Annual Extension Report 2012 - Primary Industries [DOCX] Annual Extension Report 2012 - Primary Industries [DOCX]
Accessibility version: The 2012 edition of the Annual Extension Report is now available. This publication is a summary of the extension work carried out by the Primary Industries Division of DPIF. The extension services provide critical information to industry and reinforce established best practices. The NT Government has made a commitment to NT agriculture to maintain an effective research, development and extension service to its rural industries. TB348
» DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION
Download Vegetable Growing Manual [PDF] Vegetable Growing Manual [PDF]
A guide to vegetable growing in the semi-arid tropics of the Top End of the Northern Territory. The manual covers enterprise planning, maintaining soil structure, growing a crop, managing pests and disease, and cooling and handling vegetables after harvest.
Download Projects and Partnerships - Primary Industries Extension Strategy [PDF] Projects and Partnerships - Primary Industries Extension Strategy [PDF]
DoR has a Vision of: "A flourishing economy underpinned by profitable and sustainable resource-based industries." DoR will achieve this, in part, by providing targeted extension services in primary industries. The Primary Industries Strategy is available for viewing here.