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Anzac Centenary Grants

03 Jul 2014

Applications are now open to community groups for grants of up to $5,000 to support events and projects that commemorate the ANZAC Centenary.

The grants are available as part of a $4.5 million Territory-wide program of events. The Anzac Centenary Program will run from August 2014 to November 2018 and will commemorate significant events for Australia from World War I. It will also include a Centenary of Service aimed at acknowledging important anniversaries of other conflicts during that time, including the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Local community groups are encouraged to apply, including community and ex service organisations, schools and educational institutions, museums, local governments and other not for profit organisations. 

Grants can be used for things such as public commemorative events, restoration of memorials, displays and research projects aimed at raising awareness of the ANZAC Centenary.

Applications close on 26 September 2014 and funding will be made available from January 2015 to help organisations start planning their commemorative events and activities.

Application forms and guidelines are available online at or can be picked up in person at the Department of the Chief Minister Offices, in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

For further information please contact the Anzac Centenary Officer on 8999 5260 or email at

Putting the Territory back into Territory Day

19 Jun 2014

The Territory Government has opened a new conversation with Territorians about how we should celebrate Territory Day.

Cracker night will always be part of this celebration but there's an opportunity to make it more by developing a wider program of events that showcase our Territory pride.

The Government is kick-starting the conversation with a new advertising campaign.

We want to hear your ideas on how we can inject new life into this uniquely Territory event though a new website.

The Government strongly believes that there should be a Territory Day public holiday but how this should happen is part of a broader conversation that we want Territorians to join.

To have your say visit