NT Government boards and committees

Government boards and committees play an important role in good governance.

They provide governments with independent and expert governance and advice.

Boards and committees are an effective link between government and the community.

Functions of NT Government (NTG) boards and committees include:

  • governance and management
  • advice and review
  • policy development
  • appeals
  • community engagement
  • regulation of professions.

To be eligible to serve on a board, members must be:

  • Australian citizens
  • individuals granted permanent resident status
  • individuals granted a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa
  • New Zealand citizens with a Special Category visa that allows them to remain and work in Australia indefinitely
  • able to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status, as required by the NT CHO Directions.

For more information, read the handbook.

Boards handbook PDF (683.7 KB)
Boards handbook DOCX (289.1 KB)

Register your interest

Expressions of interest are encouraged from those interested in serving on NTG boards and committees.

To register your interest, go to the NTG careers in government website.


Factsheet - Register your interest NTG board member PDF (432.1 KB)
Factsheet - Register your interest NTG board member DOCX (408.1 KB).


Legislation and administration

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) boards and committees are established, either:

  • under an Act of Parliament
  • by a decision of government
  • by an individual minister.

Remuneration and other entitlements for members of statutory bodies are governed by the Assembly Members and Statutory Officers (Remuneration and Other Entitlements) Act 2006.

Classification and remuneration

Boards are classified, for remuneration purposes into classes and sub-classes:

  • Class A: Governing and management bodies
  • Class B: Quasi-judicial bodies
  • Class C: Advisory and review bodies.

Section 12(1) of the Act requires the publishing of the following documents. They include:

  • a list of NTG statutory bodies classified for remuneration purposes
  • the classification structure that sets remuneration and other entitlements for statutory bodies
  • remuneration determinations approved by the Administrator.



For more information, contact:

Board Remuneration Officer
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet
Phone: 08 8999 7865

The Remuneration Tribunal is an independent statutory body established under the Assembly Members and Statutory Officers (Remuneration and Other Entitlements) Act 2006.

They process inquiries into the:

  • remuneration and
  • entitlements of key Northern Territory (NT) office holders.

These include reports, recommendations and determinations tabled in the NT Legislative Assembly.

They do not have a role in setting salaries for NT Supreme Court judges, as these are linked to Federal Court judge salaries.


The tribunal includes:

  • Chairperson Mr Michael Martin OAM
  • Member The Hon Sydney Stirling AM
  • Member Mr Gary Higgins.

Annual inquiries

The following inquiries by the tribunal have been made.

Entitlements of assembly members

On 5 March 2022, the tribunal began its inquiry into the entitlements of members of the Legislative Assembly for 2023.

Submissions closed on 1 April 2022.

Entitlements of Local Court judges

On 1 May 2022, the tribunal began its inquiry into the entitlements of Local Court judges for 2022.

Submissions close on 3 June 2022.


Assistant to the Tribunal
GPO Box 4396
Darwin NT 0801
Email: NTremunerationtribunal@nt.gov.au
Phone: 08 8999 6949

The Tribunal is an independent statutory body that undertakes inquiries into the entitlements of key NT office holders.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

Local Court judges

Statutory bodies

Last updated: 13 April 2022

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