Northern Territory Defence and National Security Strategy 2018

The refreshed Northern Territory Defence and National Security Strategy 2018 sets out our approach to the task of supporting a strong defence and national security presence in the Territory through a competitive industry, a skilled flexible workforce, a supportive community and a responsive government.

The Northern Territory’s Economic Development Framework identifies Defence and defence support industries as a growth sector.

Developed in consultation with key stakeholders, the strategy covers six focus areas to enable the Territory to fully capitalise on the once in a generation opportunity from the significant renewal of Australia’s Defence capability. It articulates a clear path towards building and expanding industry capability, capturing innovation and research potential, and investments in strategic infrastructure.

The Territory is strategically placed within the dynamic Indo-Pacific region from a military, humanitarian, border security and economic standpoint. The strategy positions the Territory to effectively engage with national and international stakeholders and decision makers to highlight the importance of a strong Defence and national security presence in the north.

Get a copy of the strategy:

Northern Territory Defence and National Security Strategy 2018 (2.4 mb)

Should you require an alternative version of the strategy please phone (08) 8999 7520 or email defencent@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 14 February 2018