Environment data

You can find Northern Territory (NT) environment data and information on the following web portals and resources.

The majority of the data listed below is managed by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.

For more information call 08 8995 5300 or email landinfo@nt.gov.au.

NT resourcesData description

Geospatial resources

  • native flora
  • native fauna
  • vegetation resources
  • soil resources
  • water resources
  • weeds management
Fisheries research
  • status of aquatic resources
  • annual stock status report for key NT fish species
  • primary resource for information on NT flora
  • images and distribution maps
  • species checklists
  • flora descriptions
  • conservation and weed status
  • ecological attributes
  • ethno-botanical information
  • access to the Northern Territory Herbarium specimen data
Geoscience information 
  • mining information
  • geoscience information
  • exploration reports – minerals and energy industry
  • Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS) products
Lands and planning
  • roads
  • land parcel boundaries
  • administrative boundaries
  • local government areas
  • electoral regions
  • fine scale topographic data
  • orthoimagery
  • cadastre
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
  • environmental reports
  • publication, information and statistics
  • Spatial Territory Resource Information Kit for Exploration (STRIKE)
NT Aerial Photography Index 
  • search for aerial photography project and data
NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory
  • online land and development information
  • interrogate spatial data
NT Herbarium and native plants
  • native plants
  • NT Herbarium collection
North Australia and Rangelands Fire Information (NAFI)
  • provides maps of fire based on satellite images to help fire managers across regional and remote northern Australia
Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA)
  • environmental assessment
  • waste and pollution
NRM InfoNet
  • create simple summaries of key natural resources for areas of land in northern Australia.
  • create fire reports and summaries of vegetation, soils, threatened species, weeds, pest animals and land management issues
Parks and reserves
  • parks and reserves boundaries dataset
Other resourcesDescription
Atlas of Living Australia
  • Australia's national biodiversity database
  • search Australian iconic species
  • search and explore by location using web mapping tool Explore Your Area
  • explore species occurrence records using web mapping tool Spatial Portal
  • Australian Government's spatial data catalogue
  • access to a network of open government data
  • search and download spatially-referenced datasets created by the Australian, state and territory governments
Geoscience Australia
  • Australia geoscientific and geospatial data, information and collections
  • Australia geographic information including maps, data and global navigation information
  • Australia groundwater resources information and data
  • Australia marine environment baseline mapping, definition of boundaries and characterisation of marine resources
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium
  • access to plant specimen data held by Australian and New Zealand herbaria
  • over eight million specimens of plants, algae and fungi

Last updated: 19 April 2021

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