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The Department of Business' primary responsibilities are to deliver business and industry development services, and defence support. The department works with business to develop and broaden the Northern Territory economic base. This includes the provision of strategic programs and activities to support business and industry development.
Tourism NT is charged with the promotion and development of tourism in the Northern Territory. This site provides information and assistance for the Northern Territory tourism industry and media partners.
Search the database for apprenticeships and traineeships in the Northern Territory.
ABLIS helps you find all the licensing and compliance information you need in one place. ABLIS is a free online service to help businesses find the information they need to meet their compliance responsibilities.
Gambling and Licensing Services (GLS) regulates incorporated associations through the Associations Act. Incorporated associations are a simple and inexpensive means of establishing a legal entity. This is an alternative to forming, for example a company limited by guarantee or a co-operative, and is particularly suitable for small, community based groups. The incorporation of an association provides a limited liability for its members. GLS maintains publicly available information on associations including the public register of associations, financial statements, constitutions, and the name and address of the public officer.
The Department of Business offers a free and confidential business information service to intending, new and existing businesses.
If you are thinking about developing your business, the Department of Business offers a free and confidential business information service to new and existing businesses.
The Department of Business has produced a range of Fast Facts, designed to provide general information on common business issues.
The Business Information Kits provide current and comprehensive information across all levels of government relating to a specific business activity in the Northern Territory.
Department of Business client managers are the key point of contact for Northern Territory business owners or managers looking to improve their business profitability, sustainability or capability.
Information can be provided on many areas of business, including business & skilled migration, business development, business regulation, skills development, working with government and much more.
A collection of free sample business, marketing and financial plans online.
The Northern Territory is working to build and strengthen its workforce to harness these economic opportunities, and welcomes overseas migrants with different skills.
The Northern Territory's aquatic resources are shared between a variety of user groups including commercial, recreational, indigenous fishers, fishing tour operators and the wider community. In order for all groups to continue to prosper from the use of these valuable resources, it is important that all activities are conducted in a manner which is least disruptive to the ecosystems upon which they depend.
A person must not carry on business as a commercial agent, an inquiry agent, a process server or a private bailiff unless he or she has been issued with an appropriate licence. Operating as a commercial agent, an inquiry agent, process server or private bailiff without a licence may incur penalties.
Consumer Affairs is a part of the Department of Justice, and aims to promote and regulate responsible business conduct through administration of a regulatory system that protects consumer interests.
Economic updates and key statistics from the Northern Territory, Australia and world-wide.
Employment Strategy 2012-2015 outlines the priorities and targets that will help Territorians gear up for growth and maximise their opportunities.
The Department of Business is committed to understanding the employment needs and profile of the Northern Territory labour market, and developing and implementing strategies to maximise job opportunities for Territorians.
Fisheries works in partnership with commercial and recreational fishing industries, the aquaculture industry, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders to achieve optimum sustainable utilisation of the Northern Territory's valuable aquatic resources. It follows a consultative and precautionary-based approach to ensure that all NT wild harvest fisheries, aquaculture and associated aquatic resources are ecologically, economically and socially sustained. Fisheries' resource management programs are based on high quality scientific indicators and designed to ensure that the Territory's aquatic resources are not over-exploited.
Gambling and Licensing Services (GLS) administers and enforces the Northern Territory's regulatory regimes for gaming, wagering, liquor, kava, tobacco, private security, business affairs, associations administration, licensing under the Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Act, agents licensing and escort agencies. Our objective is to minimise harm to the community through the appropriate and effective regulation of these activities.
The Indigenous Economic Forums were identified as a priority at the Economic Development Summit held in Darwin in November 2001 by the newly elected Labor Government. Since the first forum, the NT Government has established the Indigenous Economic Taskforce and developed an Indigenous Economic Development Strategy.
IWPIP is a grant funding opportunity for employment projects to assist Indigenous adults in regional and remote communities of the Northern Territory.
The primary focus of the Industry Development and Investment Services Unit is to grow the economic base of the Northern Territory by working with targeted industry sectors to identify new and additional opportunities.
The Information Technology Services provided by the Department of Business (DoB) to other government agencies encompass main areas - Information Communications Technology (ICT) Strategy and Policy, ICT Services, Data Centre Services, who manage and host mainframe and midrange applications, ICT Industry Development, and Communications.
The Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure provides top level project planning, budgeting and project briefs for Whole of Government infrastructure, ensuring best practice building energy efficiencies, and with its construction arm ensures that all projects are designed and built to government and industry standards in the Northern Territory.
The Infrastructure Services Division provide strategic policy, advice, asset and program management and procurement services for general government infrastructure development and maintenance.
InvestNT provides a global entry point for potential investors and interested parties seeking investment opportunities and information about the Northern Territory's diverse, robust and resilient economy.
Are you seeking an investment opportunity, or looking for an investor? We can assist you to find the right opportunity, and keep the Territory growing.
The Larrakia Development Corporation represents, all Larrakia, the traditional owners of Darwin. The Larrakia Development Corporation's primary role is to assist All Larrakia in developing businesses and gaining meaningful employment.
The Licensing Commission is an independent statutory authority with extensive powers to regulate and enforce the Territory's racing, gaming and licensing legislation. The Commission operates as an independent tribunal with responsibility for licensing and related matters covering liquor control, kava management, private security, escort agencies and gaming machines.
Information on Identification and Movement of Livestock in the Northern Territory.
The Department of the Chief Minister works with other government agencies to facilitate major economic and resource development projects to grow the Northern Territory's economy.
Mines and Energy is responsible for policy development for, and administration of, the mining, energy and petroleum industries in the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory is leading the push to develop the North and is laying the foundations of what is likely to be the biggest period of growth in the Territory's history. We need bold, innovative action now to build tomorrow's Territory, which is why the Chief Minister has established a Ministerial Portfolio for Northern Australia and the North Australian Development Office to make this happen.
The NT Training Awards is the Department of Business' annual premier event recognising training excellence and achievements by territory businesses, training organisations, apprentices, trainees and students. The awards are presented annually as official recognition of merit and excellence contributing to high standards of training and for personal achievement through the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
The Planning Scheme Business Information Finder provides you with a tailored report that includes information about properties that are covered by the NT Planning Scheme, it gives details of the zoning of your property and whether your activity is permitted, discretionary or prohibited.
Quotations and Tenders Online provides information on past and present tenders, the criteria involved for each tender and information on how to submit a tender. It is administered by the Contracts and Procurement Services unit of the Department of Corporate and Information Services.
The Department of Business fosters and enhances research and innovation in the Northern Territory. Innovation drives knowledge creation, cutting edge science and research, international competitiveness and greater productivity.
The annual Skills, Employment and Careers Expo is an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, other people in the Northern Territory to explore career opportunities and identify future career pathways. Exhibitors will be from a range of different industries, training providers, government departments from both state and interstate and education organisations who will develop an interactive display stand where you will have an opportunity to talk and discuss career opportunities. Some exhibitors are also carrying out a recruitment drive where you will be able to express your interest working for certain companies.
These calculators are designed to give you an indication of stamp duty payable on the conveyance of real estate and business property and the issue and transfer of motor vehicle certificate of registration. They are provided for information purposes only and should not be substituted for formal professional advice.
Territory Business Centres are the initial contact and referral point for starting a business, business and industry licence information, business planning assistance and departmental assistance programs.
Territory Business Growth is an innovative package of assistance programs structured to enhance business performance, profitability, employment levels and market penetration.
Travel the Northern Territory and experience the Australian Outback. Enjoy Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Uluru/Ayers Rock, aboriginal culture & more.
Try'a Skill is a Worldskills Australia initiative. Try'a Skill encourages Year 9 students to consider a career in the trades and take on Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects at school. The event provides students with an opportunity to 'have a go' at various skill and trade occupations.
NT WorkSafe promotes safer workplaces and support for injured workers. NT WorkSafe works with employers and employees to ensure injured workers have access to medical, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation costs and income support. Under NT WorkSafe, all employers must hold a workers compensation insurance policy to cover all employees.
Your Workforce: a guide for employers can assist your business to plan ahead. The guide contains useful resources including checklists, templates and factsheets to assist businesses to do effective workforce planning.

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