Why are we discussing Territory taxes and royalties?

The Northern Territory receives most of its revenue from the Commonwealth Government, more so than the other states and territories.

In 2017, the Territory's share of GST fell by a total of over $2 billion over the forward estimates. This change is beyond the control of the Territory and substantially impacts our ability to plan and deliver essential services.

While the Northern Territory Government will continue to lobby the Commonwealth Government to ensure that the Territory receives its fair share of GST, we recognise the importance of a robust, efficient and stable revenue base of our own.

Territory taxes and royalties fund essential government services such as hospitals and health care, police and emergency services, education, family assistance and infrastructure.

The Revenue Discussion Paper and Overview are available here.

The Government will hold public information sessions throughout the Territory to discuss taxes and royalties. Session details are available here.