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


Mitchell Street Mile - Be part of this iconic event

The Mitchell Street Mile will be held on Sunday 21 September and will feature ten races plus a celebrity race across seven categories! The 1.6km Mile race will start at the Mitchell and Bennett Street junction outside the Deck Bar and travel south along Mitchell Street to Daly Street before the field turn around and run back along Mitchell Street. This event is part of the FestivalsNT program. Participate, spectate or volunteer. More details are available at www.mitchellstreetmile.com.au


Facility and Capital Equipment Grants are NOW OPEN.

Get your application in via Grants-Tracker by 15 August 2014 and have your application reviewed by Department staff ensuring your application has every chance of a successful outcome. Click here for more information.


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.


Round One for Grass Roots Development Investment Program now closed

Applications are now closed for round one of the Grass Roots Development Investment Program. Notifications to successful applicants will be made in September/October. Round Two of the Grass Roots Investment Program will open Monday 2 February 2015. More information 

2014 NT Sports Awards

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 are in the Top End for their NRL Premiership match this Saturday 9 August at TIO Stadium. There's a host of activities being held throughout the week including School and Junior Rugby League clinics, on Wednesday 6 August it's a visit to Malak Community Shed and the Eels Cup 4pm at Warren Park, on Thursday you can visit the Eels merchandise marquee at Mindil Markets, Saturday is GAME DAY and Sunday is your chance to meet the Eels at Darwin Waterfront. Read More.

Adelaide United Football Club

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 Masters Games

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

Latest News

  • New partnership to improve water safety

    New partnership to improve water safety

    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.

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  • Maisie ready for another Masters Games

    Maisie ready for another Masters Games

    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.

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  • Demons Unveil Territory Inspired Jumper

    Demons Unveil Territory Inspired Jumper

    24 May 2014  | Ministerial Release

     The Melbourne Demons will wear a Northern Territory inspired jumper for its historic AFL premiership match against Port Adelaide during Indigenous Round at TIO Traeger Park next weekend.

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  • Footy Fever Grips The Centre

    Footy Fever Grips The Centre

    23 May 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Anticipation is building in Alice Springs ahead of next weekend’s historic AFL match between Melbourne and Port Adelaide at TIO Traeger Park. - Read More

  • Western Sydney Urged To ‘Do The NT’

    Western Sydney Urged To ‘Do The NT’

    17 May 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Thousands of Rugby League fans were encouraged to ‘Do the NT’ at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta this afternoon at a special Territory Day game between the Dyldam Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons. - Read More

  • Revving Up For The V8 Supercars On June 20-22

    Revving Up For The V8 Supercars On June 20-22

    17 May 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Tickets are on sale for next month’s SKYCITY Triple Crown, V8 Supercar Championship with a cracking line-up announced for the two RACE & ROCK concerts over a big weekend. - Read More

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