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, Wildlife and Heritage 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 Community Participation, Sport and the Arts 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.

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.

Develop, attract and deliver national and international calibre events.

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

More about Strategic Services Division

Maximise experiences through sustainable infrastructure development.

Have a positive, high performing and inclusive culture.

Develop high performing managers and leaders to achieve increased performance.

Create the right environment for people to perform and attract talented people.

Nurture a workforce that is diverse, inclusive and reflective of the community we serve.

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. Eva Lawler - Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture

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

Hon. Natasha Fyles - Minister for Arafura Games

Our management

Simonne Shepherd
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Hopper
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Events

Lorraine Corowa
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Strategic and Organisational Alignment

Sally Egan
Parks, Wildlife and Heritage Executive Director

Phillip Leslie
Community Participation, Sport and the Arts Executive Director

Susan Kirkman
Strategic Services Executive Director

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Organisational Structure PDF (183.9 KB)

Last updated: 21 January 2020


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