Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
The Governor-General, may appoint one or more persons to act in the office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory during any vacancy in the office of the Administrator and to administer the government of the Territory during any vacancy in the office of the Administrator or whenever the Administrator is absent from duty or from the Territory or is, for any other reason, unable to exercise and perform the powers and functions of his or her office. The role of the Administrator is essentially the same as a State Governor and includes statutory duties (for example, providing assent to proposed laws of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory), representational duties (for example, awarding honours) and ceremonial duties (for example, becoming a patron of public institutions).

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978, section 40

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Creation Date

    1 July 1978

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
First Dormant Commission Holder (Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory) The Hon. Michael Grant QC 14 October 2016 Determined by the appointer
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