Northern Territory Government Christmas closures

Hours of Business - Christmas/New Year 2016-2017

Some Northern Territory Government offices will be closed during the Christmas and New Year period from Saturday 24 December 2016, reopening on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Some services will continue to operate with reduced hours, or will provide alternative arrangements for transactions, as listed below.

Aboriginal Interpreter Service

A  24 hour/7 day a week service will continue to be available during this period. Call 1800 334 944 to book an interpreter.

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

The centre will be closed from Saturday 24 December and reopen on Monday 9 January.

Births, Deaths and Marriages office

The office will be open normal business hours from Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December 2016.

Bus interchanges at Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston

Bus services will not run on Christmas Day. Boxing Day and New Year's Day services will run on a Sunday timetable.

Bus interchange offices are closed from Christmas Day and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

If you need to report an incident on a bus, at an interchange, or at a stop or shelter, call a transit officer on 0457 507 558.

Transit officers work during bus network hours. If you need to report an incident outside of these hours, call the police on 131 444.

You can buy or recharge tickets and Tap n Ride cards on the bus. You can not use a credit card or EFTPOS on the bus.

For more information about bus services phone 8924 7666, read the public transport pages or download the NT bus tracker app.

Department of Primary Industry and ResourcesSome areas of the department will be closed over the holiday period, although most will be operating as normal. Go to the DPIR website to read the full list of closures.

Housing offices

Offices will be open during normal business hours Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December 2016.

Interpreting and Translating Service NT

Open 8.30am to 4pm Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December 2016.

Lands and Planning front counters

Public counters will be closed from Monday 26 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Land Titles office

The office will be open normal business hours from Wednesday 28 December to Friday 30 December 2016.

Licensing NT All Licensing NT offices will be closed from Saturday 24 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017. You will still be able to submit applications and do business via Licensing NT's online system, however no transactions will be processed until the office reopens on 3 January. 

Motor Vehicle Registry

All MVR offices, including test sheds, and the Katherine and Alice Springs office for weighbridge and oversize, overmass permits, will close from Saturday 24 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Read the full list of MVR closures and the other ways you can do licensing and registration transactions during the holiday period.

Marine Safety

The office will be closed from Saturday 24 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Northern Territory LibraryThe Northern Territory Library will be closed from Saturday 24 December 2016 and reopen Tuesday 3 January 2017.
Office of the Commissioner for Public EmploymentThe Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment will be closed from Saturday 24 December 2016 and reopen Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Public Trustee

The office  will be closed from Saturday 24 December 2016 and  reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017. You can email enquiries to AGD.PublicTrustee@nt.gov.au during this period however your enquiry may not be responded to immediately.

Regional Harbourmaster

Services  will remain available throughout, although there may be minor delays.

Road conditions

Check road conditions or report a road fault to Road Report on 1800 246 199 or www.roadreport.nt.gov.au.

SAFE NT

The office will close from Saturday 24 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017. You can apply online for a National Police Check or Ochre Card any time at SAFE NT.

Taminmin Community Library

The library will be closed from 24 December 2016, reopening on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Territory Business Centres

Centres will be closed from Saturday 24  December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Last updated: 27 June 2017