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Territory Day - 1 July

Join in the celebrations this Territory Day.

FREE Events across the Territory

Join thousands of Territorians who attend the major public events and public fireworks displays on Territory Day.

There will be a firework display and concert in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine, with fireworks displays in 16 remote communities. For full details on 1 July in your area, keep an eye on our What's On page.

Please note that personal fireworks are not allowed at public events.

Personal Fireworks on Territory Day

Territory Day fireworks are undeniably a Territory tradition and they have been a mainstay on our calendar for more than three decades.

Fireworks can be purchased in the lead up to Territory Day and can only be used on Monday 1 July 2019 between 6.00pm and 11.00pm.

Personal fireworks are not permitted at Territory Day community events.

Please ensure you read our Safe Celebrations guide for safety tips.

Please keep the Territory beautiful and clean up your fireworks litter (1.6 mb).

Citizenship ceremonies

Territory Day is a day we welcome new citizens into our country. They pledge their commitment to become Australian citizens in a very special Citizenship Ceremony.

In Darwin the Chief Minister presides over a Citizenship Ceremony on the lawns of Parliament House following the traditional Flag Raising Ceremony.

Flag raising ceremony

The very first Flag Raising Ceremony took place at Darwin’s Cenotaph on The Esplanade, when the NT was officially granted Self-Government by the Commonwealth.

Today the Chief Minister holds a special flag raising ceremony on the lawns of Parliament House to officially acknowledge Territory Day.