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Gatherings and work - Northern Territory

Updated on 7 September 2021, at 11:00 AET

All the NT

There's no limit to how many people can gather indoors or outdoors — but you should keep 1.5 metres from people you don’t live with.

If you need to be closer than 1.5 metres, keep contact to less than 15 minutes at a time. Try to avoid participating in social gatherings for more than 2 hours at a time.

Events in major population centres

These rules apply to events held in the following areas:

  • Darwin
  • Palmerston
  • Litchfield
  • Tennant Creek
  • Katherine
  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin Waterfront Precinct

Events with less than 500 people don’t require a checklist or safety plan, however the physical distancing and hygiene principles should still be considered and implemented.

Events with 500 to 1000 people do require completion of a COVID-19 Small Event Checklist. The organiser of the event must also appoint a COVID-19 Safety Supervisor and display a QR code or alternate method of checking in.

Events with 1000 or more people must submit a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan and receive formal approval from the Chief Health Officer before the event can go ahead. The organiser of the event must also appoint a COVID-19 Safety Supervisor and display a QR code or alternate method of checking in.

Events outside of a major population centre

Events with less than 100 people don’t require completion of a checklist or safety plan, however the physical distancing and hygiene principles should still be considered and implemented.

Events with 100 to 500 people will require a COVID-19 Small Event Checklist. The organiser of the event must also appoint a COVID-19 Safety Supervisor and display a QR code or alternate method of checking in.

Events with 500 or more people must submit a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan and receive formal approval from the Chief Health Officer before the event can go ahead. The organiser of the event must appoint a COVID-19 Safety Supervisor and display a QR code or alternate method of checking in.

More information

Call 1800 518 055 for more information about requirements for gatherings and events in the NT. The hotline operates Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (ACST); and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm (ACST).

For more information on restrictions in the Northern Territory, visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au.

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