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
Sport Chat - Grants Workshops
Free workshops are being run by the Department to provide information to improve organisation's chances on winning grants. The sessions will include important updates to the Facility and Capital Equipment Grant Program, due to open 25 July 2014. Grants workshops will be held in Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine, Palmerston and Tennant Creek. View more information and to register.
Applications for Grass Roots Development Investment Program close Tue 5 August
Applications are now open for round one of the Grass Roots Development Investment Program. Up to $3,000 is available to clubs to assist them in providing opportunities in sport and active recreation initiatives to make for a more active Territory. Be quick as applications close Tuesday 5 August. More information
Congratulations to winners of NT Sports Awards
With over 200 in attendance, it was sports night of nights as we celebrated the achievements of our sporting athletes and officials. Congratulations to Brooke Peris (Hockey) awarded the 2014 Northern Territory Sportsperson of the Year, Rhys Dowling (Squash) Junior Sportsperson and Stuart Fitch (Triathlon) Masters Sportsperson. Read more.
Northern Territory Parramatta Eels
The Eels officially kick started their 4 years in the Territory with their NRL Trial match in Alice Springs on Saturday 8 February at ANZAC Oval. Plus it's Territory Day on 17 May for Eels home game at Pirtek Stadium against Dragons. Their next match in the NT is 9 August against Canberra in Darwin. Read More.
The Reds on board with 'Do the NT'
Adelaide United FC (AUFC) in partnership with the NT Government and FICA (Football in Central Australia), will bring a football feast to the 'Red Centre'. AUFC will play a pre-season A-League match against Melbourne City FC on Saturday 23 August, kick off 7:30pm and an Exhibition match against Alice Springs All Stars on Thursday 21 August, kick off 3.30pm. Read More
Melbourne Demons 'Do the NT'
The AFL in the NT got underway for 2014 when Demons played Geelong Cats in Alice Springs for their NAB Challenge match and returned to Alice for the town's first AFL premiership match against Port Adelaide on 31 May. The Demons then returned to the Territory with their Top End clash against Fremantle on Saturday 5 July at TIO Stadium, in Darwin. Read More.
Alice Springs Master Games - Be quick registrations close 12 Sep!
Registrations close for the 2014 Alice Springs Master Games on Friday 12 September. 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 Alice Springs Masters Games on 11-18 October. Register Now
13 June 2014 | Ministerial Release
Programs to prevent drowning will receive a boost with the transfer of the Government's Water Safety Unit to the Royal Life Saving Society of the Northern Territory (RLSSNT) from 1 July.
The RLSSNT has a proud history of providing programs, services, education and training around water safety since the Northern Territory Branch was established in 1965, and has played a crucial role in reducing drowning deaths in the NT.- Read More
13 June 2014 | Ministerial Release
Northern Territory basketball legend, Maisie Austin, has encouraged athletes to sign up for this year's Alice Springs Masters Games as she prepares for her 15th appearance at the event.
The NT Sports Hall of Fame inductee has attended every Masters Games since the event began in 1986 and at 65 years of age is ready for another year.- Read More