Northern Territory Government Christmas closures

Some Northern Territory Government (NTG) offices will close on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Read below to find out the opening hours for NTG services over the 2018 and 2019 Christmas and New Year period.

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Bus timetables and interchanges at Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston

Darwin

The following bus timetable applies in Darwin over the Christmas and New Year holidays:

  • Christmas Day - no bus service
  • Boxing Day - public holiday Sunday timetable
  • New Year's Eve - normal Monday timetable and additional free services from 7pm to 6:30am
  • New Year's Day - public holiday Sunday timetable
  • Casuarina and Palmerston bus interchange offices will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
  • Darwin Bus Interchange office will be closed from Monday, 24 December 2018 and reopen on Monday, 7 January 2019.
  • Bus tickets and Tap and Ride cards can be purchased or recharged on the bus using cash only.

Alice Springs

The following bus timetable applies in Alice Springs over the Christmas and New Year holidays:

  • Christmas Day - no bus service
  • Boxing Day - no bus service
  • New Year's Eve - normal Monday timetable
  • New Year’s Day - no bus service

Licensing NT

Offices will be closed from Monday, 24 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Territory Business Centres

Centres will be closed from Monday, 24 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

SecureNT

SecureNT is the gateway to information about preparing for and getting through emergencies in the Northern Territory.

SAFE NT

The office will be closed from Monday, 24 December 2018 and reopen Monday, 7 January 2019. National Police Check and Ochre card applications can be lodged online anytime via www.pfes.nt.gov.au or email safent.police@nt.gov.au for assistance.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

The office will be closed from Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

NT Environment Protection Authority

The office will be closed from Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Alice Springs Hospital Outpatient Department

The Hospital Outpatient Department will be operating with reduced clinics from Monday, 17 December 2018 to Monday, 7 January 2019.

Tennant Creek General Practice

The practice will be closed on Saturday, 22 December 2018 and reopen on Monday, 7 January 2019. In case of an emergency, go to the Tennant Creek Hospital Emergency Department or call 08 8962 4399.

Aboriginal Interpreter Service

A 24 hours, seven days a week service will be available during this period. Call 1800 334 944 to book an interpreter. See the Aboriginal Interpreter Service page for more details.

Interpreting and Translating Service NT (ITSNT)

ITSNT will be open from 8:30am to 4pm from Thursday, 27 December to Monday, 31 December 2018. See the Interpreting and Translating Service NT (ITSNT) for more details.

Lands and Planning front counters

Public counters will be closed from Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Northern Territory Library

For information about closures, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

City of Darwin libraries

For opening hours, go to the City of Darwin website.

Taminmin Community Library

The library will be closed from Monday, 17 December 2018 and reopen on Monday, 7 January 2019

Palmerston Library

For opening hours, go to the City of Palmerston website

Alice Springs Public Library

For opening hours, go to Alice Springs Town Council website

Tennant Creek Public Library

For opening hours, go to the Barkly Regional Council website

Katherine Public Library

The library will be closed on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2019. For more information, go to the Katherine Town Council website

Nhulunbuy Community Library

The library will be closed on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Frances Bay marine facilities

You can schedule the use of the Frances Bay marine facilities by contacting the small ships scheduler between 8am and 4:30pm on 08 8922 0617 or at smallships.scheduler@nt.gov.

Marine Safety

The office will be closed from Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Regional Harbourmaster

Services will remain available throughout, although there may be minor delays.

Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)

All offices, including the contact centre, test sheds, Katherine and Alice Springs weighbridge, Oversize Overmass Permits and Authorised Inspectors office will be closed from Tuesday, 25 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Read the full list of MVR closures and the other ways you can do licensing and registration transactions during the holiday period.

See the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) for more details.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

For information about closures, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Museum of Central Australia

For information about closures, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Alice Springs Desert Park

For information about closures, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

For information about closures, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Parks and Wildlife Permits Office

For more information about closures, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Territory Wildlife Park

For more information about closures, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Department of Tourism and Culture

Some areas of the department will be closed over the holiday period. To find out more, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Some areas of the department are offering reduced services over the Christmas period. To find out more, go to the Department of Primary Industry and Resources website.

Housing offices

Offices will remain open during normal business hours from Thursday, 27 December to Monday, 31 December 2018.

Leanyer Recreation Park

For information, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Palmerston Water Park

For information, go to the Department of Tourism and Culture website.

Road conditions

Check road conditions or report a road fault to Road Report on 1800 246 199 or roadreport.nt.gov.au.

Territory Families

Offices will be open during normal business hours from Monday, 24 December to Friday, 28 December 2018.

Department of Treasury and Finance, Territory Revenue Office and Superannuation Office

Treasury (including Territory Revenue Office, NT Treasury Corporation, Utilities Commission and NT Superannuation Office will be closed from Monday, 24 December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Last updated: 09 January 2019

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