The department supports strong executive government frameworks in a number of ways:
- The Cabinet Office provides secretariat services to the Northern Territory Cabinet, Executive Council, Department of the Chief Minister and the Remuneration Tribunal.
- Government House and the Office of the Administrator provide secretarial, hospitality, ceremonial and domestic support for the Administrator of the Northern Territory in Office and coordinates the maintenance and development of Government House buildings, grounds and equipment.
- The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel provides legislative drafting services for the Northern Territory Government, private members of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory and statutory authorities.
- The Protocol Unit advises government on all aspects of ceremony, official hospitality and protocol, and arranges and supervises official hospitality and ceremonial visits.