19 confirmed cases

in the Territory

National advice hotline

For information on coronavirus (COVID-19) call the hotline - open 24 hours, 7 days.

Alerts

Notices

31 MARCH 2020

Only approved remote essential workers can visit remote communities.

30 MARCH 2020

Find out about the current restrictions on gatherings.

30 MARCH 2020

Read more about forced quarantine measures.

26 MARCH 2020

Check what flights are currently being traced.

Updates

Two more COVID-19 cases in Darwin

Tue 31 March 2020, 6:00pm

Another two Territorians who recently returned from overseas have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) this afternoon.

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Self-quarantine - non-compliance - Darwin

Tue 31 March 2020, 5:30pm

NT Police have issued an infringement notice to a 52-year old male in Darwin for failing to abide by the directions of the Chief Health Officer.

The male returned from overseas on the 23rd March and was subject to a 14-days self-quarantine order.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference

Tue 31 March 2020, 3:30pm

COVID-19 press conference with Minister Fyles


COVID-19 diagnoses for Darwin women

Tue 31 March 2020, 2:25pm

Two Darwin women in their 40s who recently returned from overseas have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) today.

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COVID-19 Compliance activity

Tue 31 March 2020, 12:15pm

Enforcement activities will continue today with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) joining Environmental Health Officers and Northern Territory Police to ensure Territorians are complying with self-isolation and self-quarantine arrangements.

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Mon 30 March 2020, 1:00pm

COVID-19 update with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner


COVID-19 Diagnosis for Darwin man

Sat 28 March 2020, 2:59pm

A Darwin man in his 30s has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from South America last Sunday.

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13th Territorian and 14th positive case overall confirmed in the NT

Fri 27 March 2020, 8:00pm

A Darwin woman in her 50s who recently returned from overseas has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) this afternoon.

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Media release - Prime Minister - Update Coronavirus 27 March 2020

Fri 27 March 2020, 4:00pm

Australian governments met today as the National Cabinet to take further action to slow the spread of coronavirus to save lives, and to save livelihoods.

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COVID-19 press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Fri 27 March 2020, 4:00pm

COVID-19 update with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner


COVID-19 press conference with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

Fri 27 March 2020, 11:00am

COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles


Five COVID-19 diagnoses in the Northern Territory

Thu 26 March 2020, 10:00pm

Four Territorians and a Queenslander have returned positive tests for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Northern Territory.

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COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

Thu 26 March 2020, 10:00am

COVID-19 update with NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles


COVID-19 diagnosis for Darwin couple

Thu 26 March 2020, 9:35am

A Darwin couple who recently returned from overseas travel have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Update on Territory Parks and Reserves

Wed 25 March 2020, 3:50pm

To restrict the spread of COVID-19, the Parks and Wildlife Commission has today confirmed that Territory campgrounds, multi-day walks and high-use day areas that encourage groups to gather, will be closed from 5pm Thursday 26 March 2020.

To find out more, go to the Northern Territory Government media release.


Chief Justice suspends all jury trials until June 5

Wed 25 March 2020, 3:50pm

NT courts and tribunals have enacted plans to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). To find out more, go to the Supreme Court website.


NT Correctional Services announcement

Tue 24 March 2020, 12:45pm

NT Correctional Services is suspending all social visits to prisoners from Wednesday 25 March 2020 at the Darwin and Alice Springs Correctional Centres and the work camps at Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

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24 March 2020 - COVID-19 press conference - NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

Tue 24 March 2020, 9:00am

24 March 2020 - COVID-19 press conference - NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles


Travel restrictions and border controls

Tue 24 March 2020, 9:00am

New travel restrictions and border controls from Tuesday 24 March.


Press conference with NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner. Monday March 23.

Mon 23 March 2020, 10:00am

Restrictions on social gatherings

Mon 23 March 2020, 9:00am

New restrictions on social gatherings will be implemented from 12 midday local time Monday 23 March.


2020-03-22 Two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Territory

Sun 22 March 2020, 10:58am

A Territory couple who disembarked from the Ruby Princess cruise ship in Sydney and flew to Darwin tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19) today.

This brings the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the NT to five in total.

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Contact tracing

Sun 22 March 2020, 10:51am

These are the flights we are currently tracing. If you were on these flights please contact the Public Health Unit on 08 8922 8044.


21 March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID19) press conference

Sat 21 March 2020, 4:04pm

NT Health Minister provides an update on 2 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Northern Territory.

Video Update from NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles

A 2nd case has been confirmed in the NT

Fri 20 March 2020, 10:54am

The Director Centre Disease Control in Darwin has just advised that a second case of coronavirus has been confirmed. The male, who returned from overseas in the last 48 hours, followed protocol and immediately went into self-isolation. Health authorities are contacting those who were in close contact during the flight.


Northern Territory Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Fri 20 March 2020, 10:00am

Two people have today tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the NT to three in total.


20th March Prime Minister’s Media Statement - Update on Coronavirus measures

Fri 20 March 2020, 9:00am

The Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers met today for the National Cabinet and agreed to further actions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Gathering in groups

Thu 19 March 2020, 5:30pm

Organised, non-essential gatherings of more than 500+ people outdoors and 100+ people indoors are not allowed.

Read more about gatherings


Update on Events, Gatherings and Meetings

Thu 19 March 2020, 4:00pm

In response to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 advice regarding mass gatherings, the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture has assessed events run by the Department under the risk assessment tool.


Update

Thu 19 March 2020, 2:23pm

There remains just one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Territory.

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Public Health Emergency declared

Thu 19 March 2020, 10:40am

The Minister for Health has declared a public health emergency for the whole of the Territory under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 in response to Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This will be in force until further notice.

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Community update

Thu 19 March 2020, 8:00am

The Northern Territory Government announced on 18 March 2020 that the NT Government will freeze Power and Water tariffs to July 2021 in response to COVID-19.

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Tiwi Islands update

Wed 18 March 2020, 4:00pm

The Tiwi Land Council has directed that any person who is NOT a resident of the Tiwi Islands is not permitted to enter the Tiwi Islands, and subsequently has revoked all non-essential permits. No new non-essential permits will be granted.


Contact and hotline numbers

Wed 18 March 2020, 9:00am

Advice

There is a dedicated COVID-19 national hotline number - 1800 020 080.
Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The national hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Testing

There is a dedicated COVID-19 hotline number for the NT for people who need to arrange testing only1800 008 002.

If you live in Darwin and need to arrange testing, please call the Public Health Unit on 8922 8044.

Mass gatherings

There is a dedicated COVID-19 mass gatherings hotline for the NT - 1800 518 055.
Call this line if you are seeking information regarding an upcoming mass gathering in the Northern Territory. All gatherings of more than 500 people are prevented and will need to be cancelled, postponed or modified to meet requirements. The NT Health COVID-19 Risk Assessment tool DOCX (66.0 KB) has been developed to assist event organisers to determine the level of clinical risk around proposed events.

Remote communities

There is a dedicated COVID-19 remote community travel hotline for the NT – 1800 518 189.
Call this line if you are seeking information regarding traveling to a remote community in the Northern Territory.  NT remote communities have been closed to all non-essential travel in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.


The Territory's jobs rescue and recovery plan

Wed 18 March 2020, 12:15am

The Territory Labor Government will deliver a $65 million Jobs Rescue and Recovery Plan to protect Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus.


Media statement - Update on events affected by COVID-19 measures

Mon 16 March 2020, 10:00am

In response to the Australian Government’s COVID-19 advice against holding events of 500 people or more, the Territory Labor Government has announced changes to its list of events over the coming months.