Kids and schools

This section is designed to provide free educational resources to school-aged children within the Northern Territory. Please feel free to download kids activities and distribute them within the classroom.

NT Survivor Competition - closing date extended to Friday 13 May 

Northern Territory Emergency Service (NTES) and ABC Local Radio invite all Territory schools to enter the NT Survivor Competition

To enter

  • Create a song, rap or poem about preparing for natural disasters
  • Emphasise the importance of having a plan and/or an emergency kit
  • Record on video (max.  30 seconds long)
  • Upload video to YouTube
  • Complete the NT Survivor entry form


Are you prepared for an emergency?

Every household needs to have an emergency kit with essential items to help survive the first 72 hours following a natural disaster. Go to Publications and forms for useful information on preparing for natural disasters and other emergencies.

NT Survivor entries including the link to your YouTube URL can be emailed to: 

The winning entry will be broadcast on ABC Local Radio and commercial television.

Entries close Friday 13 May 2016

Winner to be announced 3 June 2016


Click HERE for the NT SURVIVOR Competition flyer.

Click HERE for the NT SURVIVOR Competition entry form.

Click HERE to see two Territory kids already working on their entry for NT SURVIVOR.

Good Luck!

Li'l Larrikins Natural Hazards Children's Program

Lil' Larrikins logo

The SES Li'l Larrikins program is designed to make primary aged children more aware and understanding of what they and their families can do to better prepare in the event of a natural hazard. The program consists of 10 x 30 second commercials which was run on national television from November to February 2011. An important additional element in this program is a school resource kit, designed for primary school children throughout Australia and distributed to all schools during February 2011.

To view the commercials or access the full school resource kit online, please click on the Li'l Larrikins image.  Further information can be obtained through the Public Education Officer, NTES.



Dingo Creek - The Disaster and The Recovery

Dingo Creek

Dingo Creek is an engaging, easy to use multimedia learning tool with accompanying classroom activities and resources for middle year students. The players travel back in time to save the fictional small community of Dingo Creek from a disaster that has struck the town. In the second game, players explore how to build community resilience as they help the community recover. Dingo Creek provides interactive content for students and teachers that is based on real life issues and problems that affect a community during and after a disaster.

To learn more, please click on the Dingo Creek image.


Disaster Mapper - An interactive resource for schools

Disaster Mapper

The Disaster Mapper aims to improve the presentation of hazard information and increase awareness of disaster events in Australia through improved presentation of hazard information. The Disaster Mapper is an interactive map of Australia that shows over 50 disaster events that have occurred at different times, ranging from the early 1900s through to the most recent events. Each event is supported by statistics, images, videos and text. The events are searchable by location, time or type of disaster. The Disaster Mapper is supported by a teaching guide with lesson plans and activities aimed at Years 5–10 and have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

To learn more, please click on the Disaster Mapper image.