Designated investments

You can apply to buy Territory Bonds as a designated investment if:

  • you are migrating to Australia from overseas and
  • an investment is part of the criteria for your visa.

Before you apply

Before you apply, you must get approval from the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for a relevant visa program.

For more information, go to the Territory website.

How to apply

Once you get the relevant approval from DHA, you can apply to buy Territory Bonds.

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Call the Northern Territory Treasury Corporation (NTTC)

To get an indicative interest rate, you must call NTTC on +61 8 8999 7745.

Step 2. Fill in application

Fill in the application for the Business Innovation and Investment visa program:

Step 3. Submit copy of application

You must submit a copy of the following documents to NTTC by email or fax:

  • designated investment application
  • DHA visa application with relevant approval
  • any supporting documents.

This will help start the application process.

By email

By fax

+61 8 8999 7449

Step 4. Submit original application

You must submit the original copy of the following documents to NTTC by mail or in person:

  • designated investment application
  • DHA visa application with relevant approval
  • any supporting documents.

By mail

Northern Territory Treasury Corporation
GPO Box 2035
Darwin NT 0801

In person

Northern Territory Treasury Corporation
Level 11 Charles Darwin Centre
19 Smith Street The Mall
Darwin NT 0800

After you apply

NTTC will contact you by phone or email when your designated investment application is accepted.

How to deposit funds

Funds are to be deposited by bank transfer to NTTC in Australian Dollars (AUD).

You can do this by reading the instructions on the back of your designated investment application.

As the investor, you must ensure the funds remitted are grossed up for any bank fees that are deducted for the transfer.

To avoid processing delays, you must provide your DHA case file number or full name as the reference when you deposit your funds.

After you have made the deposit, you must send the deposit receipt to NTTC by:

How much you can invest

DHA will advise how much you can invest.

As a business investor, you must invest a minimum of $1,500,000 AUD.


For more information about immigration and citizenship, go to the Australian Government’s DHA website.

For more information on Territory Bonds, contact NTTC by:

Last updated: 26 November 2020

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