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Online Submission of Applications for Wild Dog Management

Complete and submit your applications for PAMA and Permit, Users and Bait Injectors online. [lodge an application]


Vegetable Field Guide

This field guide provides easy and quick access to text and images to assist with the identification of pests and disease symptoms in the field. Correct identification of pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders is important in helping to minimise crop damage and when considering management options. The guide provides descriptions, life cycles and biology, monitoring and pest management. [find out more]


Animal Biosecurity Services - Fees

As of 1st January 2015 fees were introduced for a range of animal biosecurity services. Fees will be charged for tick inspections and treatments, interstate health certificates for livestock movement, export certifications and investigations to follow up breaches of the Livestock Act. [find out more]


Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV)

The Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) is a plant disease which until recently was exotic to Australia. The virus infects watermelon, cucumber, melons, zucchini, pumpkin, squash, bitter gourd, bottle gourd and some species of closely related weeds .[more information


Banana Freckle

The  DPIF has implemented a response to the detection of Banana Freckle (Phyllosticta cavendishii) on Cavendish bananas in the Howard Springs and Batchelor areas, in July 2013. [more information]


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


Drought Concessional Loans Scheme

The Drought Concessional Loans Scheme is part of an Australian Government drought assistance package aimed at assisting Farm Businesses that are experiencing a Significant Financial Impact as a result of the effects of drought. [read more]



Publications for download

Download Annual Report 2013-14 (Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries) Annual Report 2013-14 (Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries)
Download Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2013 [DOCX] Northern Territory Primary Industry and Fisheries Overview and Outlook 2013 [DOCX]
Welcome to the fifth 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 2013. It is based on actual statistics up to 2012-13 and provides forecast figures. 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 Agribusiness Investment Booklet [DOCX] Agribusiness Investment Booklet [DOCX]
The self help guide to developing agricultural enterprises in the Northern Territory. Regularly updated, it explains to potential investors and the wider community which government agencies provide what types of information and the applications and approvals required to operate in the NT.


Download Economic Outlook 2013 [DOCX] Economic Outlook 2013 [DOCX]
The new edition of the Northern Territory Rural Industries and Fisheries Economic Outlook for 2013 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