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Update on Territory Parks and Reserves

To restrict the spread of COVID-19, the Parks and Wildlife Commission has today confirmed that Territory campgrounds, multi-day walks and high-use day areas that encourage groups to gather, will be closed from 5pm Thursday 26 March 2020.  

This decision has been made by the Commission after consultation and approval from the Chief Health Officer and the Commissioner of Police.

In the interests of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the community, areas such as Casuarina Coastal Reserve and the Alice Springs Telegraph Station will remain open so that bushwalking, birdwatching, mountain bike riding and other daytime solo or small-group self-guided activity can occur.

Effective 5pm Thursday 26 March 2020, the following will be closed:

Associated Camp Ground Host, Darwin Junior Ranger and April School Holiday programs will be discontinued for 2020. The NT Parks Alive program will be postponed until July 2020 to be reassessed.

Top End

Central Australia

Some National Parks will be entirely closed to protect nearby remote communities. To check if a Park or Reserve is open, go to

Media contact: Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture 0476 844 832

NT Parks and Reserves closures