Last updated 23 August 2021
Events and public gatherings can be held in the NT subject to physical distancing and hygiene principles being applied. A public event is an event or public gathering that is open to the public at either a private or public location and there are different requirements depending on the size of your event and whether or not it is held inside or outside a Major Population Centre.
Major population centres include:
- Municipality of Darwin
- Municipality of Palmerston
- Municipality of Litchfield
- Town of Tennant Creek
- Town of Katherine
- Town of Alice Springs
- Darwin Waterfront Precinct as specified under section 4 of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation Act 2006
Inside a Major Population Centre:
- Less than 500 – Checklist/Safety Plan not required, however physical distancing and hygiene principles should still be considered and implemented.
- 500 to 1000 people – Checklist/Safety Plan is mandatory and the event must appoint a COVID-19 Safety Supervisor and display a QR code/alternate method of checking in.
- More than 1000 – Must submit a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan and received formal approval from the CHO prior to the event proceeding. The event must appoint a COVID-19 Safety Supervisor and display a QR code/alternate method of checking in.
Outside a Major Population Centre:
- You may still be required to comply with other legislative requirements relevant to holding events and it is recommended that you seek advice from your local environmental health office regarding the requirements for food safety, toilet facilities, drinking water and waste management.
- Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan and submit to the CHO or authorised delegate for approval.
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