Media release

Operation Munster - Alice Springs


Northern Territory Police are calling for information after violent disturbances occurred in Alice Springs yesterday afternoon.

Around 4pm, a licensed premises on Todd Street in Alice Springs was the scene of disorder as a group of people criminally damaged the property during a dispute with other people inside the building. Police attended the location and made arrests at the scene. 

Just before 7pm, police were called to an address in Sadadeen and encountered about 150 people, some going armed in public and engaging in violent conduct. Police units attended the incident, along with the community engagement team to engage and restore order. Police will allege a car was set alight as well as a mattress inside a nearby premises. Northern TErritory Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and extinguished the fire.

Police have arrested a 16, 18, 19, 31, and 50-year-old male for weapons and other offences relating to the two incidents.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Gray-Spence said “This is criminal conduct that will be fully investigated and action taken against the perpetrators.

“Operation Munster has been established to carry out the investigation and coordinate our efforts in reviewing CCTV, identifying offenders and taking appropriate action”.

Northern Territory Police are urging anyone with information or who had witnessed the incident to make contact on 131 444. Please quote reference NTP2400030619. Anonymous reports can be made through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or through