Northern Territory events deliver $40m economic boost

Northern Territory
The Darwin Fringe Festival is one of many events that delivered a boost to the NT economy.

Independent research has shown that the major events held in The Northern Territory in 2021-2022 delivered a $39.8 million boost to the local economy.

Supported by Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC), the 22 supported events, which included the Darwin Fringe Festival, Chariots of Thunder, Katherine Ultra, Alice Springs Beanie Festival and Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta, also generated 110,194 visitor nights and attracted 99,882 attendance.

In total, NTMEC supported around 70 events during this time.

“Many key factors contribute to strong tourism numbers, one being a vibrant events calendar,” said NTMEC Head of Events and Operations Coryn Huddy.

“We pride ourselves on making the Territory a must-do events destination, especially when our world-class events are combined with unique tourism offerings,”

Huddy said a key priority for NTMEC was to keep attracting interstate visitors to events right across the Territory.

“Aside from the significant economic benefits, events are integral to the vibrant lifestyle that locals love and visitors come here to experience,” he said.

The next round of the NTMEC Event Funding Program will open in early 2023.