Northern Territory Disaster Resilience Fund (DRF)

The Northern Territory Government in partnership with the Commonwealth Government under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program has established the Northern Territory Disaster Resilience Fund (DRF).

The DRF focuses on natural disaster resilience works, measures and related activities that will contribute to safer, sustainable and resilient communities that are better able to withstand the effects of natural disasters.

The DRF will provide funding to approved projects on a 50:50 basis or a maximum of $100,000 GST exclusive if the project cost is $200,000 or more.  Applicants can count ‘in-kind’ resources as part of their contribution.  Projects of higher value will be considered although agencies are encouraged to leverage from further co-contributors to projects. 

Organisations eligible for funding under the DRF are: • Local Authorities responsible for disaster management and disaster mitigation works (eg. Local government councils, regional councils and registered remote community boards)
• Territory Government Agencies, where that agency is the relevant responsible agency (eg. Fire and Service, Bushfires NT, etc); and
• Non-Government Organisations where that organisation has a recognised disaster/emergency management role in the Northern Territory.