Flood mitigation

From Darwin to Alice Springs, many areas in the Northern Territory (NT) are prone to flooding.

Flooding can happen in built-up urban areas due to towns and suburbs located within riverine floodplains or due to localised flooding associated with stormwater run off.

The community, local businesses, emergency services, local council and government need to work together to reduce the impact of flooding.

The NT Government is committed to assisting residents in flood-prone areas through a range of flood mitigation options recommended by the Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs Flood Mitigation Advisory committees.


The following are the department's flood mitigation projects:

Flood mitigation per region

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For any questions about the Darwin or Katherine flood mitigation projects:

Last updated: 13 July 2022

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