The Northern Territory offers investment opportunities across a range of industries and welcomes investment into those industries.
The Northern Territory’s fertile land, regular rainfall and ample sunlight support a thriving agribusiness sector that’s known around the world for its safe, high-quality food and animal products.
Creative industries are those based on creativity, skill and talent and that have a potential for wealth and job creation through generating intellectual property.
Defence and defence support
The Northern Territory is at the frontline of Australia’s national security.
The Northern Territory economy is dominated by the mining and energy resources sector, with the mining industry alone valued at AU$3.63 billion.
The Northern Territory’s environment is central to the economy - from tourism to primary industry, and our creative industries to the resources sector.
‘Human services’ refers to government’s work in meeting human needs by delivering welfare, public aid, health and other services.
International education and training
In the Northern Territory, international education and training is a relatively small sector with significant potential.
Oil and gas
The Northern Territory is home to untapped onshore gas resources of global scale and potential.
Renewable energy is energy that is not depleted when it is consumed. It includes solar, wind, wave, biomass, hydro, geothermal and tidal energy sources.
Comprising both Bathurst Island and Melville Island, the Tiwi Islands are renowned for the cultural and environmental character which has been protected and conserved over 11 000 years of Aboriginal stewardship.
Tourism is a driving force in the Northern Territory economy, with visitors attracted to our natural landscapes, rich culture and unique experiences.
Transport, freight and logistics
As Australia’s northernmost capital city, Darwin is closer to Shenzhen, Singapore and Denpasar than it is to some of Australia’s capital cities.
Tropical health and research
The Northern Territory is well placed in developing world-leading health research and disaster preparedness across the Asia-Pacific region.