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About Us

Our History

The Australia Day Council of the Northern Territory is a community based not-for-profit incorporated body. Established in 1986 we have been working with Northern Territory communities for thirty two years.

 While closely aligned to the Northern Territory Government and National Australia Day Council as well as other Australia Day Councils in other states and Territories we operate as an independent body responsible for our own management, events and activities, finance and governance.


The objects of the Australia Day Council NT are to work with and for the people of the Northern Territory to:

(a)                unite through reflection, celebration and inclusiveness;

(b)               foster and recognise excellence and service within the communities of the Northern Territory;

(c)                embrace cultural diversity and promote Australia Day with respect and integrity,

(d)               facilitate productive relationships across the Northern Territory; and

(e)               ensure the sustainability of the Association. 


Our Board

We are governed by a Board of Directors. Board vacancies are advertised publicly with members and the Chairman being appointed by the Chief Minister. All Board positions are honorary and members are volunteers.

  • Patron: Her Honour The Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AM , Administrator of the Northern Territory
  • President: The Honourable Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
  • Chairman & Public Officer: TBA
  • Vice Chairman: Edwin Joseph
  • Treasurer: Robert Annis-Brown 
  • Board Members:  David Taylor, Bob Shewring, Monica Bugno, Shipra Soni, Nathan Fanning & Richard Fejo 

Read our Board Bios HERE.

Our Team

Executive Director: Anna McDonald

Administration Officer: Karen Hetherington


Contact us

Level 2, NAB Building, 71 Smith Street, Darwin NT 0800

Postal Address: GPO Box 1934 Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8989 5290



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2018-2019 Chair Report

2018-2021 Strategic plan

2018-2019 Audited Financial Report


For historical copies of the above documents, please contact the office.