Investor resources

The Northern Territory Government has a vision to create a strong, vibrant economy for all Territorians. To achieve this, multiple agencies are leveraging services and support to grow private sector investment in our economy.

Across all levels of government our departments work very closely together to ensure that investors receive the best facilitation and support to advance their business interests in the Northern Territory.

The resources in this section are designed to maximise opportunities for potential investors and project proponents with prospective projects in the Northern Territory.

Major projects

Major Project Status is awarded by the Northern Territory Government to private sector initiated projects that are significant, complex and have strategic impact. Major projects are significant contributors to the economic development of the Northern Territory.

For more information about major projects go to the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet website.

Market led proposals

The market led proposals policy outlines the process for proponents seeking to approach government with proposals that provide tangible benefits to the Northern Territory and provides guidance on how proposals will be considered.

Find out more about the market led proposals policy on the Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet website.

Major Projects Facilitation Agency

The Major Projects Facilitation Agency is an Australian Government agency which provides information and advice on regulation for proponents of major projects. The agency and also delivers the Major Project Facilitation Programme to eligible projects.

For more information go to the Major Projects Facilitation Agency website.

The Foreign Investment Review Board

Under Australia’s foreign investment framework, the Australian Government requires certain proposed investments to be assessed before the investment can be made.

To determine if the framework is relevant to you go to the Foreign Investment Review Board website.

Land Development Corporation

The Land Development Corporation is the Northern Territory Government’s strategic land developer. They can assist enterprises by providing easy access to well-located industrial, commercial and residential land in Australia's Northern Territory.

For more information go to the Land Development Corporation website.

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

This agency offers up to $5 billion over five years in concessional finance to encourage and complement private sector investment in infrastructure that benefits northern Australia.

To see if your project qualifies go to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility website.

Local Jobs Fund

The Local Jobs Fund is a Northern Territory Government initiative aimed at creating more local jobs and accelerating major and significant projects.

For descriptions of products available under the fund go to the Local Jobs Fund website.

Northern Territory business and economic data

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation regularly publish business and economic data on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. This includes key Northern Territory business statistics and economic data, business confidence surveys, and retail, trade and labour market information.

Find out more about business and economic data on the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade website.

Investors' guide to land tenure in northern Australia

This guide has been developed as part of the Australian Government’s commitment in the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia to provide more business friendly information on the different land tenure arrangements to increase the appeal of investing in northern Australia.

For more information go to the Australian Government Australian Trade and Investment Commission website.

Free Trade Agreement Portal

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Portal makes it easier for you to get information about Australia's FTAs, including how to use them and their benefits.

For more information go to the Free Trade Agreement Portal.

AusTrade COVID-19 update for international investors and customers

Australia, like other nations, has been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country has put in place strong public health measures to slow the spread of the virus, and introduced economic stimulus packages to support Australian businesses and consumers.

Find out more about the AusTrade COVID-19 update on the Australian Government Australian Trade and Investment Commission website.