How we assist with investment
Our team provides customised information to potential investors including:
- an overview of key sectors and investment opportunities including details of specific projects
- advice on grants and programs, business and economic data
- introductions to government contacts, including our international representatives, and Territory business and industry networks
- support with investment related visits to the Territory.
Contact Investment Territory
The Northern Territory Government welcomes investment enquiries and our team offers a facilitation service if required.
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.
Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce
The Taskforce is a whole-of-nation initiative to attract the best international talent and top-tier businesses – creating quality jobs and filling critical skills and supply chain gaps.
For more information, go to the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Austrade provide a comprehensive mix of information and customised services for both Australian companies and international investors to encourage trade and investment with Australian markets.
For more information, go to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission website.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a suite of resources and tools available to assist with trade and investment in Australia.
For trade and investment information, go to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
Efic is the Australian Government’s export credit agency. They provide Australian businesses with export finance solutions so they can take on the world.
For more information, go to Efic’s 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.
Northern Territory Business Development Director
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
25 Napier Road
Phone - direct: +65 6418 8444
Phone - main: +65 6418 8400
Mobile: +65 9644 1125
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Funding, support and assistance
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.
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.
NT business and economy
Northern Territory Government business grants and funding
If you run a business in the Northern Territory you may be able to apply for improvement grants or funding.
For more information, go to the Northern Territory Governments 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.
The Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory
The Chamber of Commerce is an independent, not-for-profit, membership organisation, representing the Northern Territory business community.
For more information, go to the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory website.
Strategies, policies and guides
Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission final report
The Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission Report outlines recommendations to accelerate the Territory’s economic growth.
For more information go to the Northern Territory Government's Jobs First 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.
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.