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The AustralAsia Railway completes the final link in Australia's rail network. The project is being managed as a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer Back (BOOT) scheme, with lease arrangements covering 50 years' operation before the railway is handed back to the Northern Territory and South Australian Governments.
The local bus service, ASBUS, is the backbone of Alice Springs' public transport network. The three new brightly painted buses pictured below feature improved access for people with prams, wheelchairs and other mobility considerations.
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure manages and maintains an extensive arterial (main road) network of cycle paths across the Northern Territory.
Secure NT is your gateway to information on emergency situations in the Northern Territory. Extreme weather events are part of life in the Territory, so its important to know how to prepare for them especially during cyclone season. This site offers information on how to prepare for cyclones and other natural disasters as well as advice on response and recovery efforts.
To operate a motor vehicle in any public place in the Northern Territory including driving in car parks and other private property where the public has access you will need to be licensed.
This site enables you to search through all of the national parks in the Northern Territory managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service. Find out about where they are, how to get there, when to visit, what to see and do, recreational activities, ranger guided tours and much more.
The Marine Safety Branch is responsible for a range of marine matters including safety, commercial vessel surveys, crew certificates of competency, hire and drive vessel registration, recreational boating safety, marine communications for non-solas vessels, search and rescue, marine pollution, oil spill management and clean up training, plan and design approval for new vessels.
Department of Planning and Infrastructure (IPE) provides motor vehicle inspection and registration, and driving licensing services throughout the Territory.
The Transport Group is responsible for the provision of safe, accessible transport infrastructure for Territorians and visitors to the Territory. This includes research, analysis, planning, economic evaluation and policy development service. The group provides urban public transport services in Darwin and Alice Springs and dedicated transport services for students in the Northern Territory.
Public Transport was established in November 1995. Public Transport is responsible for the provision of urban public transport services to the greater Darwin area including Palmerston and the rural area. Public Transport are also responsible for providing a dedicated transport service for students in the Northern Territory, including transportation for students with identified special needs.
The functions of the Rail Safety Unit have been transferred to the National Rail Safety Regulator effective from 20 January 2013.
Explains the Road Group Policies.
The Road Report Website is an essential service for all road users within the Northern Territory of Australia. This website provides up to date road condition information on all Government controlled roads including graphical representations of restrictions on regional maps.
The Northern Territory Government and the Road Safety Council of the NT, together with other stakeholders are working to reduce the number of people killed or injured on Territory roads.
Secure NT is your gateway to information on emergency situations in the Northern Territory. Extreme weather events are part of life in the Territory, so its important to know how to prepare for them especially during cyclone season. This site offers information on how to prepare for cyclones and other natural disasters as well as advice on response and recovery efforts.
The Commercial Passenger Vehicle Branch of the Road Transport Division, is responsible for the development and implementation of commercial passenger vehicle policy within legislative frameworks and with due regard to Government, industry and key stakeholder requirements.
Embrace and discover the spectacular sights, nature & culture of the Australia's Outback with Territory Discoveries. The Northern Territory Travel Specialists will help you plan the perfect trip to Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru, Kakadu, Katherine plus many other exciting locations in the Northern Territory. Search and book online for your dream holiday!
Travel the Northern Territory and experience the Australian Outback. Enjoy Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Uluru/Ayers Rock, aboriginal culture & more.
The Transport Group works to provide the Northern Territory with transport systems that are safe, efficient, and ecologically sustainable.
Travellers are strongly advised to take out overseas travel insurance from a reputable company before departing. It is easy to arrange this on-line - make sure you read and understand the dollar amount of the cover and the conditions. Travel insurance usually covers loss and theft of belongings, as well as health cover, including the cost of medical evacuation back to Australia or a comparable country in the event of serious illness or injury. Without insurance, this could cost you a very large amount of money. It is important to note that membership of a private health fund in Australia does not usually cover your medical expenses overseas.
Vehicle registration in the Northern Territory.

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