Welcome to the Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing
The Northern Territory Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing’s vision is to facilitate for all Territorians to have a lifelong involvement in sport and active recreation.
To achieve this vision, we facilitate the development of a vibrant, self-managed, accessible and sustainable sport and active recreation system across the Northern Territory.
News and Event Updates
Sports Community Free Workshops in April
Sports Community are focussed on empowering sporting clubs to further develop their club and people for the benefit of the community. They will be facilitating free workshops in April in both Alice Springs and Darwin. These practical workshops will cover a range of topics from Event Planning to Culture and Volunteering. Click here
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Request for Proposal - Naming Rights Sponsorship
The Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing is now seeking Expressions of Interest from suitable organisations to sponsor two iconic Territory venues, Hidden Valley Raceway and Marrara Indoor Sports Stadium. Partnering with the Government offers sponsors the opportunity to build their market profile whilst aligning to the strength of the Government brand. Read More
2014 NT Sports Awards Sat 29 Mar
The Northern Territory Sports Awards aim to inspire and assist gifted young sportspersons reach their sporting potential. Tickets are now on-sale for this event. The N Sports Awards will be held Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre in Katherine. Tickets are now available via www.gyracc.org.au or call 08 8972 3751. Read more.
The Eels have offiicially kick started their 4 years in the Territory with their NRL Trial match in Alice Springs on Saturday 8 February at ANZAC Oval. With a packed out crowd of yellow and blue, it's a taste of what's to come at the Eels become the Territory's favourite NRL team. Next match is Sat 9 August against Canberra Raiders in Darwin. Read More.
The Reds on board with 'Do the NT'
Northern Territory Tourism will sponsor the Adelaide United Football Club (AUFC) for the next two years, providing NT Tourism exposure to the Football and broader markets. AUFC will play a pre-season match in Alices Springs in 2014 and 2015 and also conduct camps and clinics. Read More
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AFL to play three matches in 2014 in the NT
The AFL in the NT got underway for 2014 when Melbourne Demons played Geelong Cats in Alice Springs for their NAB Challenge match. With over 5,500 attending, we look forward to the Demons returning to 'Do the NT' when they play Port Adelaide on Saturday 31 May in Alice Springs and Fremantle on Saturday 5 July, in Darwin. Read More.
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Alice Springs Master Games - Registrations now open!
Reigstrations are now open for the Alice Springs Master Games. The Games are held every two years with thousands of fit, active Australians and overseas visitors taking part in more than 30 sports. There'll be plenty of fun away from the sports including the spectacular Opening Ceremony. Be part of it and register now to secure your place or team in the 2014 Games on 11-18 October. Register Now
28 February 2014 | Ministerial Release
Tickets are now on sale to the 2014 Northern Territory Sports Awards, which will be held in Katherine on Saturday 29 March 2014.
Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Matt Conlan said he expected the event to be a sell-out.- Read More
27 February 2014 | Departmental Release
Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) head hockey coach Nick Lenoir today congratulated scholarship holders Joel Carroll and Jeremy Hayward on their selection in the Kookaburras Senior Squad for 2014. - Read More