NT Legislation

(Last updated 24 September 2020 2:50pm)

This page is divided into four sections. The material in each section is inserted in reverse chronological order of enactment (this is for ease of updating given how rapidly things are changing).

The first sets out the principal legislation that confers powers upon the state government to take action to prevent the entry, establishment or spread of COVID-19. It includes the various instruments made under that Act.

In addition to the powers of the state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the state government plays a crucial role in regulating the economy. The legislation enacted by the State to address the broader economic and societal consequences of COVID-19 is to be found in the second section, Amending Legislation, immediately below.

The third section, Legislative Instruments, includes legislative instruments made under the Principal Legislation, the Amending Legislation, and under existing legislative provisions.

The final section contains legislative instruments that are no longer current, having been repealed or superseded by other instruments.

Principal Legislation

Public and Environmental Health Act 2011

Extension of Operation of Declaration of Public Health Emergency – 22 September 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 52) 2020 – Directions for Quarantine Facilities – 11 September 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 51) 2020 – Maritime Crew – 28 August 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 50) 2020 – Directions for Freight Workers – 28 August 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 49) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 24 August 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 46) 2020 – Commercial Vessels – Crew Directions – 17 July 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 40) 2020 – Directions for Aged Care Facilities – 24 June 2020

Extension of Operation of Declaration of Public Health Emergency – 22 June 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 39) 2020 – Directions for Major Public Events – 19 June 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 37) 2020 – Revocation of Directions for Physical Distancing – 11 June 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 36) 2020 – Directions for Safety Measures at Reopened Places, Businesses, Activities, Services and Premises – 5 June 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 31) 2020 – Commercial Vessels – Crew Directions – 21 May 2020

COVID-19 Direction (No. 30) 2020 – Directions to Close Certain Places, Businesses, Activities and Services and Directions for Safety Measures at Reopened Places, Businesses, Activities and Services – 15 May 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 28) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities – 1 May 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 25) 2020 – Revocation of Directions for Gatherings – 1 May 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 24) 2020 – Directions for Aged Care Facilities – 23 April 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 21) 2020 – Directions for Potentially Infected Persons – 16 April 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 7) 2020 – 28 March 2020

Extension of Operation of Declaration of Public Health Emergency – 27 March 2020

COVID-19 Directions (No. 5) 2020 – Assistance of Police Officers – 22 March 2020

Extension of Operation of Declaration of Public Health Emergency – 20 March 2020

Declaration of Public Health Emergency – 18 March 2020

Amending Legislation

Tenancies Legislation Amendment Act 2020 – 25 April 2020

Public and Environmental Health Legislation Amendment Act 2020 – 24 April 2020

Legislative Instruments

Residential Tenancies COVID-19 Modification Notice Amendment (No. 2) 2020 – 5 June 2020

Residential Tenancies COVID-19 Modification Notice Amendment 2020 – 11 May 2020

Business Tenancies COVID-19 Modification Notice 2020 – 28 April 2020

Residential Tenancies COVID-19 Modification Notice 2020 – 28 April 2020

Superseded Instruments

COVID-19 Directions (No. 48) 2020 – Amendment to COVID-19 Directions (No. 45) 2020 – 7 August 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 49) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 47) 2020 – Amendment to COVID-19 Directions (No. 45) 2020 – 23 July 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 49) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 45) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 17 July 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 49) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 44) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 3 July 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 45) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 43) 2020 – Amendment to COVID-19 Directions (No. 38) 2020 – 26 June 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 45) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 42) 2020 – Commercial Vessels – Crew Directions – 26 June 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 46) 2020 – Commercial Vessels – Crew Directions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 41) 2020 – Amendment to COVID-19 Directions (No. 38) 2020 – 25 June 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 45) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 38) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 15 June 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 45) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 35) 2020 – Directions to Close Certain Places, Businesses, Activities and Services and Directions for Safety Measures at Reopened Places, Businesses, Activities and Services – 22 May 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 36) 2020 – Directions for Safety Measures at Reopened Places, Businesses, Activities, Services and Premises]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 34) 2020 – Amendment to COVID-19 Directions No. 33 – 22 May 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 35) 2020 – Directions to Close Certain Places, Businesses, Activities and Services and Directions for Safety Measures at Reopened Places, Businesses, Activities and Services]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 32) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 21 May 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 38) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 33) 2020 – Directions to Close Certain Businesses, Places, Activities and Services and Directions for Safety Measures at Reopened Businesses, Places, Activities and Services – 21 May 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 35) 2020 – Directions to Close Certain Places, Businesses, Activities and Services and Directions for Safety Measures at Reopened Places, Businesses, Activities and Services]

COVID-19 Direction (No. 29) 2020 – Directions for Physical Distancing – 1 May 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 37) 2020 – Revocation of Directions for Physical Distancing]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 27) 2020 – Amendment to COVID-19 Directions No. 22 – 1 May 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 32) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 26) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities – 1 May 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 28) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 23) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings – 20 April 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 25) 2020 – Revocation of Directions for Gatherings]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 22) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 17 April 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 32) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 20) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities – 15 April 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 26) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 19) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 9 April 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 22) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 18) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities – 5 April 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 20) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 17) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities – 2 April 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 18) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 16) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 1 April 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 19) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 15) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities – 30 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 17) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 14) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings – 30 March 2020 [direction 4 revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 18) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 14) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings – 30 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 23) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings, except for direction 4]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 13) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 28 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 16) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 12) 2020 – Amendment to COVID-19 Directions (No. 10) 2020 – 27 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 15) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 11) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 25 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 13) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 10) 2020 [amended by COVID-19 Directions (No. 12) 2020] – Directions for Further Closure and Cessation of Public Places, Services and Activities – 25 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 15) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 10) 2020 – Directions for Further Closure and Cessation of Public Places, Services and Activities – 25 March 2020 [directions 4(n) and 7 revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 14) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 9) 2020 – Directions for Closure of Certain Businesses to the Public and to Cease Certain Business and Other Activities – 24 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 15) 2020 – Directions to Close Public Places, Services and Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 8) 2020 [amended by COVID-19 Directions (No. 11) 2020] – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 24 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 13) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 6) 2020 – Directions for Closure of Certain Businesses to the Public and to Cease Certain Business and Other Activities – 23 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 9) 2020 – Directions for Closure of Certain Businesses to the Public and to Cease Certain Business and Other Activities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 4) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings – 22 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 14) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 3) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions – 24 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 8) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 2) 2020 – Directions for Aged Care Facilities – 22 March 2020 [revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 24) 2020 – Directions for Aged Care Facilities]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 1) 2020 – Directions for Self-Quarantine Following Overseas Travel – 18 March 2020 [Part 2 revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 3) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions and COVID-19 Directions (No. 8) 2020 – Directions for Territory Border Restrictions]

COVID-19 Directions (No. 1) 2020 – Directions to Prohibit Non-Essential Large Gatherings – 18 March 2020 [Part 1 revoked by COVID-19 Directions (No. 4) 2020 – Directions for Gatherings]