Big Rivers

Services offered to support Big Rivers businesses include:

  • guidance on licence, permit and association applications and requirements
  • lodgement of in-person applications for across government agencies
  • issue and replace across government licences and permits
  • grants and funding assistance programs for business
  • personalised business licensing and regulation reports
  • referral to specialist support and advisory services that are available to business.

Call 1800 193 111 or email

Service map

The Big Rivers team cover the following area.

Boundaries and towns that Big Rivers TBC service.

Big Rivers team

There are a number of staff that support business in the Big Rivers region, some of the team are listed below.

Portrait shot of Jess PowterBig Rivers

Jess Powter

Regional Manager

View Jess's profile

Location and hours

Get the address and up-to-date opening hours on the Northern Territory Government website.

About the Big Rivers region

Katherine is a hub to the Big Rivers region and services a large dispersed population in one of the Northern Territory's most diverse regional economies. Katherine connects multiple industries to the north, south and west building our capability in logistics and agribusiness infrastructure. The region has potential to thrive through planned projects across our growth sectors, we have collaborative approach to industry and business development, and are forward thinking in our drive to grow and prosper.

The region is experiencing a period of economic growth, driving essential collaborations that are addressing infrastructure gaps, entrepreneurial opportunities and an increased need for a skilled workforce. The region has a broad-based economy with agriculture, beef cattle export, resource industries, tourism, Defence and defence support industries and government service delivery.

Significant projects are underway, including $1.2 billion RAAF base Tindal civil and construction projects, Katherine Logistics and Agribusiness Hub, Katherine East Neighbourhood Centre, On-Shore Gas exploration, Roper Valley Iron Ore project, Seafarms’ large-scale prawn farm project and $1.1 billion Remote Housing Investment Package. Through an integrated regional industry, business and workforce plan we aim to drive opportunities that grow business, private investment and facilitate training that leads to greater local employment and employment opportunities within the Big Rivers region.

Source: Budget 2021-22: East Arnhem regional fact sheet.

Back to top

Stay in touch

Subscribe to get the latest news updates from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, or visit us on social.