Supporting the Northern Territory to become a key defence and national security hub and the primary centre for the maintenance of facilities and assets deployed to the region. Read the 2018 Northern Territory Defence and national security strategy on the partnerships page.

Defence in the NT

The Northern Territory’s strategic importance in Australia’s defence and national security interests.

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Integrating the defence and Northern Territory communities.

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Creating the conditions for a competitive and innovative local defence and national security industry, and a skilled workforce.

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Advocacy for a strong defence and national security presence in the north and the local implementation of the defence industry policy.

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Find out about defence events on the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation's events calendar.