The Administrator

The Administrator of the Northern Territory is appointed by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

With a similar role to a State Governor, the Administrator represents the Crown in right of the NT and has the power to administer the government through the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978.

The Administrator carries out a range of statutory, ceremonial and civic duties, including:

  • signing bills passed by the Legislative Assembly
  • appointing a Chief Minister following an election
  • investing recipients of Order of Australia honours and awards and Australian bravery decorations
  • conducting citizenship ceremonies.

The Administrator is non-partisan and has no active or initiating role in the executive functions of government.

More information

To find out more about the Administrator of the Northern Territory, go to the Government House website.

Last updated: 21 October 2020

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