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Northern Territory COVID-19 updates

This page will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available for GPs in the Northern Territory. 

The information on this page was last updated: Monday 23 March 2020, 1.30 pm ACDT.

You can also find nationally relevant information via the RACGP Coronavirus (COVID19) information for GPs webpage.

For up-to-the-minute information, visit the Australian Federal Government Department of Health website and subscribe to receive the bi-weekly COVID-19 newsletter for GPs from the Chief Medical Officer

  • If based in Darwin and there is a need to arrange testing, please call the Public Health Unit - 8922 8044
  • There is a dedicated COVID-19 hotline number for the NT for people who need to arrange testing only - 1800 008 002

Access the latest updates from NT Health.

  • NT remote communities have been closed to all non-essential travel in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
  • The Tiwi Land Council has directed any person who is NOT a resident of the Tiwi Islands is not permitted to enter the Tiwi Islands, and subsequently evoked all non-essential permits. No new non-essential permits will be granted.
  • There is a dedicated COVID-19 remote community travel hotline for the NT – 1800 518 189.

Public Health Unit – Disease control contacts are available via the NT Health website.





Northern Territory

(08) 8982 1000



COVID-19 clinics have been established at Royal Darwin Hospital and Katherine District hospital.


Phone: (08) 8267 8310   

Email: sant.faculty@racgp.org.au

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