About us

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture's vision is to create compelling reasons to live in and visit the Northern Territory.

We employ a workforce dedicated to attracting more visitors to the NT, creating an enviable place to live and working to conserve our natural and cultural assets for future generations.

Our department has two ministers, one CEO and four divisions.

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More about Parks and Wildlife Division

Protect and provide access to the Territory’s assets so they are available now and for future generations.

Grow partnerships, ownership and stewardship in our assets.

Raise awareness and engagement with our assets.

Develop existing locations and identify new locations to provide for new or improved service provision, experiences and activities.

More about Heritage, Libraries and Sport Division

Encourage communities to engage and participate in activities we provide or facilitate.

Strengthen our relationships with the community and grow strategic partnerships at all levels.

Develop and deliver quality programs and initiatives to support life-long learning and quality of life.

Support and encourage capacity development of Territorians.

Preserving, promoting and providing access to the Territory’s heritage assets and historical documentary.

More about Tourism and Events Division

Grow visitation by promoting diverse and sustainable visitor experiences.

Actively work with local business and industry partners to strengthen their capacity and capability.

Support the investment in relevant infrastructure to maximise improved experiences for visitors.

More about Arts, Galleries and Strategic Services Division

Support development of the screen, arts and cultural sectors to facilitate sustainability and growth.

Facilitate continuous corporate improvement, accountability and excellence.

Provide strategic and governance leadership.

Support achievement of high level financial performance and outcomes.

Strengthen business service functions, governance and organisational performance.

Enable delivery of key strategic priorities and across government projects.

Strategic and operational plans

Tourism and Culture Strategic Plan 2017-2020 PDF (1.0 MB)

Tourism NT Operational Plan 2018-2019

Tourism Industry Strategy 2030

Annual reports








To access previous annual reports, email the department on communications.dtsc@nt.gov.au or call (08) 8999 3854.

Our Ministers

Hon. Lauren Moss - Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture

Hon. Natasha Fyles - Minister for Arafura Games

Our management

Andrew Hopper
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Hopper
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Events

Catherine Weber
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Strategic and Organisational Alignment

Sally Egan
Parks and Wildlife Executive Director

Phillip Leslie
Heritage, Libraries and Sport Executive Director

Susan Kirkman
Arts, Galleries and Strategic Services Executive Director

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Organisational Structure PDF (167.1 KB)

Last updated: 01 May 2020

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