• Drones

The NT Drone Industry Network and Committee

NT Drone Industry Network

The Northern Territory Government supports the development of a drones industry in the Northern Territory. The Territory is uniquely positioned to grow a specialised drone industry, providing the perfect location to test drone based solutions in remote settings and extreme environmental conditions. This is further supported by a willing and capable group of people across all sectors of the drone ecosystem.

The NT Drones Network (the Network) was launched in May 2019.  The Network is a collaborative group of business, industry, academia, government and civilians who have shared interest in developing and leading a vibrant and strong drone ecosystem in the Territory. The Network is connected and collaborative, with a focus on developing world class solutions to the geographic, environmental and economic benefit to the Northern Territory.

Network members receive direct invitations and notifications to industry events, the latest information relating to grants and funding, as well as opportunities to collaborate directly with the Committee on drones initiatives in the Northern Territory.

To join the Network simply follow the link below and sign up to our mailing list. Select "drone technology" on the preferences page. Its that easy!

Join the NT Drone Industry Network

We also welcome you to follow the NT Drone Industry Network online for all the latest industry information, networking opportunities and exclusive invitations to events.




NT Drone Industry Committee

The NT Drones Industry Committee was established on 29 March 2021 and drives the activities and news to advance the broader NT Drone Industry Network. The Business Innovation Unit at the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade provides coordination and support services for the Committee.

The Committee identifies collaborative opportunities that can benefit the NT as well as issues that impact the use of drones for business and research. Members work together to provide services and increase opportunities through identifying training, assisting in mentoring, test bedding and facilitating innovation.

An Expression of Interest (EOI) process is undertaken each year to appoint the Committee membership for each respective calendar term. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact with the Business Innovation team at for more information.

  • Women

Women's Innovation Network NT

The Northern Territory (NT) Government originally founded the Women’s Innovation Network NT (WINNT) in 2020, in line with its commitment to developing the next generation of STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and medicine) enabled entrepreneurial innovators in the Territory.

Since then, the network has grown to include representatives from almost every industry across the Territory and has a dedicated group of women volunteering on the committee to bring value in this area.

The purpose of the WINNT is to increase diversity and gender equity in innovation and STEAMM through retention, attraction and elevation of women.

The network is working towards the following outcomes:

  • representation of women in innovation and STEAMM in the Territory is strengthened
  • a pipeline of opportunities and pathways to encourage and attract girls and young women into innovation where STEAMM is embedded
  • women are empowered to engage with the Territory’s innovation ecosystem and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities
  • availability and visibility of support and development opportunities are increased.

If you would like to be kept up to date on the latest WINNT news, events and information. 

Join the Women's Innovation Network NT 

We would also love to welcome you as a committee member, where you will attend monthly meetings, engage and contribute to our strategy and purpose.

Please submit your expression of interest to

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  • Business networks

Youth Innovation Network NT

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is committed to actively engaging with young people to develop their innovative and entrepreneurial skills in preparation for the jobs of tomorrow.

The NT Youth Innovation Network is intended for parents, caregivers, educators and people over 18 with an interest in:

  • engaging young people and organisations with an interest in activities which support young Territorians to develop innovation and entrepreneurship skills
  • identifying youth focused opportunities that encourage students into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields
  • collaborating with, and connecting members of the network to businesses who support youth innovation
  • identifying issues that impact STEM and entrepreneurial development and progression
  • establishing a safe collaboration space to engage young people with innovation.

Join the Youth Innovation Network

Page last updated on 19 April 2022