The tourism, hospital, and retail industries are the biggest employers in the Northern Territory, as there are many features and attractions to visit throughout the Territory. Other industries where there are employment opportunities include manufacturing, construction, fishing, and energy production.
Given the small size of the Territory’s workforce (compared with the rest of Australia), it is essential to make the most of your relationships with friends, family, and other local contacts as they may be aware of job opportunities.
Vacancies that might be formally advertised in other parts of Australia are often advertised through more informal ways (word of mouth, sign in a shop window, or social media)—knowing that people looking for work might find more opportunities by using every available method. For information on what employers are looking for, please see what employers are generally seeking.