The Northern Territory was surrendered by the State of South Australia and accepted by the Commonwealth on 1 January 1911. It was defined in the Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910 as that part of Australia which lies to the northward of the twenty-sixth parallel of South Latitude and between the one hundred and twenty-ninth and one hundred and thirty-eighth degrees of East Longitude, together with the bays and gulfs therein, and all and every the islands adjacent to any part of the mainland within such limits as aforesaid, with their rights, members, and appurtenances.
1,348,240 sq km
The Division of Northern Territory covers an area consisting of:
the entirety of the Northern Territory;
the Territory of Christmas Island; and
the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
The first member for Northern Territory will be elected at the next federal general election.
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.