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The Office of Northern Australia (ONA) leads northern Australia agenda initiatives and policy.

The office is a branch in our department’s Northern Australia and Major Projects Division, reporting to the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.

Our role and responsibilities

Our work includes:

Ministerial Forum on Northern Development

A Northern Australia Strategic Partnership, which includes the Prime Minister, provides high-level leadership on the northern Australia agenda.

A Ministerial Forum on Northern Development brings Australian Government Ministers, and Ministers from the Western Australian, Northern Territory and Queensland governments together to provide oversight and direction on the development of the north.

Advisory groups

The Northern Australia Advisory Group and Northern Australia Indigenous Reference Group advise the government on priorities for northern Australia development. The groups bring together representatives from across the north.

Our partners

Our office works closely with our department, other governments and agencies.

Federal government

  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission
  • Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Interdepartmental Committee on Northern Australia
  • Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia
  • Major Projects Facilitation Agency
  • Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • National Indigenous Australians Agency

State government

  • Government of Western Australia
  • Northern Territory Government
  • Queensland Government

Our offices

  • Head office Level 1, Development House, 76 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800
  • Townsville office: 155 Hugh Street, Currajong QLD 4812
  • Cairns office: Level 7, Citi Central, 46-48 Sheridan Street, Cairns QLD 4870
  • Broome office: 4/20 Hammersley St, Broome WA 6725
  • Canberra office: Industry House, 10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2600
  • Brisbane office: 100 Creek Street, Brisbane 4000

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Last updated: 12 November 2020

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