If in doubt, don't capitalise.
- government unless it's part of an official name - eg: Northern Territory Government, Local Government Association of the Northern Territory
- public service
- names of forms, application forms
- minister, unless part of a specific job title - eg: Minister for Transport
- department, unless using a full official name - eg: Department of Transport
- white paper, green paper, discussion paper
- budget papers
- ministerial advisory council
- air force, army or navy - unless the full title is used
- species such as barramundi - except those with proper names, like Sturt’s desert rose, or Latin names for technical users.
Use capitals for:
- Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Traditional Owner(s)
- brand names
- Northern Territory Budget - use budget in later references
- Buildings - eg: Parliament House, Charles Darwin Centre
- Chief Minister, Speaker, Administrator, Treasurer, Treasury, Attorney-General
- Country Liberal Party, Labor, Independent
- Dry Season and Wet Season
- Hon for a person’s title of Honourable (no full stop)
- job titles, but only where they are followed by the name of the person
- ministerial titles - eg: Minister for Health, but don't capitalise 'the minister'
- names of groups and directorates - eg: Northern Land Council
- place names
- service and police ranks
- the full name of departments, government agencies, funding bodies and other organisations - eg: Australian Council of Social Service (follow the organisation’s official material), but not the abbreviated name - eg: the council
- titles of legislation - eg: Care and Protection of Children Act, the Act
- titles of publications - a publication is a printed government document including white papers, strategy documents and reports
- Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia
- World War 1 and World War 2.
Last updated: 28 November 2017