Bushfires NT

Bushfire is a natural component of the Northern Territory (NT) landscape. Bushfires NT exists to help protect life, property and the environment from bushfire.

Bushfires NT is the lead government agency for rural bushfire management in the Northern Territory. Under its jurisdiction, there are five fire management  zones in the NT.

Bushfire NT regions 

Urban fire management is overseen by the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS). The map  shows the respective fire areas managed by Bushfires NT and the NTFRS.

Bushfires NT works with landowners and the wider community to manage bushfire in the Northern Territory by providing support for mitigation, management and suppression activities, and by coordinating landowner and volunteer participation in response to significant fires. Bushfires NT also supports over 500 active volunteers in 22 Volunteer Bushfire Brigades across the Northern Territory by providing training, vehicles and operational funding.

There are Bushfires NT offices in Darwin, Batchelor, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. 

Bushfires NT’s role is to:

  • help Territory landowners prepare for bushfire
  • lead and participate in joint fire monitoring and mitigation research projects
  • develop bushfire management and response plans
  • develop mutual aid agreements with other fire authorities
  • develop fire education and training programs for school students and Aboriginal communities.

For more information on Bushfires NT go to the following pages or contact Bushfires NT:

For information on emergencies, fire danger ratings, survival plans, prevention and responsibilities, permits and bushfire information messages go to Secure NT

Last updated: 25 September 2017