Local Government support

Territory Conference

Local Government and community representatives are invited to attend our annual conference. We fund travel and accommodation costs for one delegate per region. This is a great opportunity to network and share ideas.

We hold this every year in October and once details for each year have been finalised, we will add the link to the event here.


National Australia Day Conference

We’ve allocated funding to allow local government representatives subsidised places to attend the biannual national conference. Information register your interest will be available here once expressions of interest are being sought.


Local Government Awards

On Australia Day communities across the Northern Territory present Local Government Awards. community in the NT. Sponsored by the Department of Local Government these awards recognises the personal achievement and community contribution by individuals and groups across Northern Territory communities in three categories;

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year

Read about the 2017 Award recipients

To register your communities' participation in these awards please complete this form and return to office@adcnt.org.au


Tour of Honor

Each year we host a Tour of Honor to showcase National and State Australian of the Year Recipients. We work with Local Government to arrange visits and functions in various communities in the NT to inspire and encourage others to accomplish their dreams.


Regional support and funding

Funding is available to assist with Local Government community Australia Day Events and programs. Submissions open (include date) each year and we aim to give each community approximately $500- $1000. Once open, funding submission information will be available here.