Territory Day - Celebrating our lifestyle, landscape and achievements

The Northern Territory’s vibrant lifestyle will again be on show this Territory Day with concerts and fireworks displays.

2019 marks 41 years since the Northern Territory was granted Self-Government on 1 July 1978.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss said Territory Day celebrates everything we love about living in the Territory – our lifestyle, the people, the landscape, the culture, our achievements and our diverse communities.

There will be free, family friendly events right across the Territory, with concerts in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin, and fireworks displays in regional and remote communities.


Darwin will celebrate with a free event at Mindil Beach, with markets and Hot Dub Time Machine, Tex Perkins and other local acts entertaining the crowd into the evening from 4pm, and the night sky coming to life with a fireworks display starting at 8:15pm.


Katherine will be treated to the creativity of Electric Fields with a mix of soulful pop to electronic works, through intensely intimate story-songs. Gates open 5:30pm, with fireworks at 8pm.

Tennant Creek

Barkly’s best musos will come together for a star-studded performance of original songs that give expression to the Territory lifestyle in Tennant Creek. Join The Barkly Big Deal Band for an once-in-a-lifetime gathering at the Tennant Creek Showgrounds. Gates open at 6pm, with fireworks starting at 8pm.

Alice Springs

Rock the night away under the stars on the lawns of Anzac Oval with a high energy performance by Wolfpack Amadeus. There will be food and market stalls, a Welcome to Country at 6:05pm. Gates open at 5pm, with fireworks kicking off at 8:15pm.

To ensure as many Territorians as possible can participate, the NT Government is also supporting free, family friendly events in several locations across the Territory, including Palmerston, Coomalie, Cox Peninsular (Wagait), Dundee Beach, Pine Creek, Berry Springs, Nhulunbuy, Maningrida, Kalkarindji Daguragu, Tiwi Islands, Galiwinku, Alyangula – Groote Eylandt and Yulara (Uluru).

Source: NT Government