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Happy Territory Day

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the Territory being granted self-government by the Australian Government back in 1978. On Territory Day we celebrate everything we love about living in the Territory - our unique lifestyle, people, landscape, culture and achievements. Territorian’s will be gathering to see public firework displays as well as lighting their own crackers.

Everyone wants to have a fun and safe Territory Day, if you are planning on celebrating with your own fireworks please follow the below safety tips:

  • Use a sand bucket to stabilise fireworks and clear a five meter radius around the bucket. Have a hose or bucket of water ready for emergencies.
  • Avoid wearing synthetic clothing (for example, nylon, polyester) when around fireworks as stray sparks can cause them to catch fire.
  • Dud fireworks can still go off, leave them for 15 minutes and then douse with water.
  • Never point, hold or throw lit fireworks and don't hold more than one lit sparkler at a time.
  • Supervise children at all times. Never give fireworks to children under 12 years of age.
  • Alcohol can affect your judgment and coordination so don’t drink before using fireworks.
  • In emergency situations dial 000 to contact Fire, Police or Ambulance.

Join in the celebrations this Territory Day, head to the Territory Day website to see what events are on near you tonight.