FAQs

Why do we celebrate Territory Day?

Each year on 1 July, the Territory comes alive with fireworks, concerts and community events to recognise the day the NT declared independence from the Commonwealth Government in 1978. Click here for more info.

Where’s the best place to watch fireworks this year?

From the Top End down to the Red Centre, there will be free, family-friendly events with concerts in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin, and fireworks displays in 17 regional and remote communities. See here for details on signature events and here for community events throughout the Northern Territory.

Can alcohol be consumed at the Darwin event on Mindil beach?

Check out Darwin City Council’s policy on consuming alcohol in public places.

What about bringing alcohol to other signature and community events?

Check with your local council and the event organisers as some are making their Territory Day events alcohol free.

Where can you buy fireworks on Territory Day?

See here for our Safe Celebrations Guide.

Can fireworks be lit in the backyard at home, in the street, at an outdoor party?

See here for our Safe Celebrations Guide.

Is there a specified time to buy fireworks and light them on Territory Day?

See here for our Safe Celebrations Guide.

Can I light fireworks outside of Territory Day?

You can only light fireworks on Territory Day, 1 July, from 6pm-11pm. Click here for more details.

Where can I dispose of unused fireworks?

Click here for more details.

What happens if a pet gets lost on Territory night?

Call your local council Rangers, or the authority responsible for looking after lost pets in your region.