Celebrate Territory Day With Dominator Fireworks!
Every July 1st the people of the Northern Territory celebrates its self-governance by lighting a banger or watching fireworks sparkle over the Timor Sea from Mindil Beach!
Territory Day celebrates the anniversary that self governance was handed down to the Territory by the Commonwealth Government. On July 1st Territorians and visitors from all over Australia flock to Darwin and other cities to watch public fireworks shows and compete with one another to produce the most brilliant pyrotechnics display on the only day of the year where people are allowed to light fireworks.
Mindil Beach in Darwin is a popular vantage point to watch the spectacular. With delicious food from the markets, people can picnic on the sand as they watch the fireworks burst and sparkle over the Timor Sea.
Dominator Fireworks is a world famous brand and is now available for sale in Australia!
Some new items featured are The Commando Solider Assortment and World War II Assortments. Each with a huge variety of crackers, cakes, sparklers, you name it is in there!
Some of the locations to purchase Dominator are:
DARWIN Oriental Emporium, 305 Bagot Road, Coconut Grove • Extreme Hobbies, 358 Stuart Highway, Winnellie • Nightlighter,
McMinn Street Superstore (near Bridge) • Nightlighter, Yarrawonga Village (Robinson Barracks Turnoff • Territory Day Fireworks,
470 Stuart Hwy Winnellie • Crazy Glens, Butler Street, Pinelands • Didgeridoo Hut, Coolalinga • NT Elite Cycles, University Ave Durack • Sydney Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, 18 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park • Mitchells Adventure, 788 Stuart Highway, Berrimah •
Cash Advantage, 34 Progress Drive, Nightcliff • Cash Advantage, Gray Shopping Centre • Cash and Treasure, Parap Place, Parap •
T-BAR Model Cars, 480 Stuart Highway, Coolalinga • King’s Cash, Humpty Doo Shopping Centre • Flightpath Golf, Vanderlin Drive,
Berrimah • Moil Supermarket, Moil Shopping Centre • Happy Foodland, Pearce Place, Millner • Malak Supermarket, Malak Place,
Malak • Wanguri Supermarket, Wanguri Shopping Centre • Top End Tackle World, Stuart Highway, Pinelands • Dollars and Sense,
6 Maluka St, Palmerston • Top End Tackle World, 420 Stuart Highway, Coolalinga • Dollars and Sense, Casuarina Shopping Centre
• Dollars and Sense, Smith St Mall • Berrimah News and Post, 658 Stuart Highway, Berrimah • Leanyer Newsagency, Leanyer
Shopping Centre • Cricket and Football Shop, 422 Stuart Highway, Winnellie • Darwin Decorative Concrete – Beaurepaires, Parap •
Smokemart, 14 Knuckey St, Darwin City • Nightlighter – Highway House (opp ANZ) Palmerston • Smokemart, Casuarina Square (opp Coles) • Nightlighter, Casuarina Convenience Centre (near Red Rooster) • Smokemart, Palmerston Shopping Centre • Craig’s Fishing Warehouse, Truck City, Berrimah • Smokemart, Palm City Oasis Shopping Centre KATHERINE Five Star Supermarket, Katherine Terrace • Top News, Katherine Central • Eastside Minimarket, Grevillea Drive, Katherine East • Smokemart, Oasis Plaza
ALICE SPRINGS Mad Harry’s, Parsons St • BJ’s One Stop Shop, Diarama Village • Larapinta IGA, Larapinta Dr •
Piggly’s, 87 Gap Road • The Rose, Smith St • Wooles Fireworks, Lovegrove Rd • Hot Stuff for the Sporting Buff, Smith St •
Smokemart, Alice Plaza Shopping Centre • Wooles Fwks Old Toyworld, Gregory Tce
Territory Day Fireworks Displays & Events:
Anzac Oval, firework display at 7 pm
BYO Picnic, chairs and blankets
Marlow Lagoon, firework display at 7.30pm
BYO Picnic, chairs and blankets
No private fireworks allowed
Recreation Reserve, firework display approx 8 pm.
Food and refreshments (licensed bar) provided by local community groups from 6pm.
Entry is $2 for adults, school aged children are free.
Pine Creek – Sunset at the Heritage Park
Firework display at 7.30pm.
Gold coin donation BBQ sausage sizzle from 6.00pm.
Bring your own drinks, chairs & blankets.
No private fireworks allowed.
Batchelor oval, fireworks display commencing at dark.
Food and drinks available from 6.30pm.
Bring your own eskies, chairs and blankets. No alcohol or glass allowed.
Forsyth Road Sports Complex, Wagait Beach. Fireworks display at 7.00pm. BYO drinks and chairs. Sausage sizzle commences at 6.00pm. No private fireworks allowed.
Firework display at 7.30pm over Lake Jabiru.
Free family barbeque at the Jabiru Sports and Social Club from 5.00pm.
Members and guests welcome.
Alternatively, view the fireworks with a barbeque or picnic at Lake Jabiru Park, Civic Drive.
Note that Lake Jabiru Park is an alcohol free environment.
Showgrounds, firework display at 7.30pm.
Entertainment, drinks and refreshments available from 6.30pm.
Free entry through ticket office. BYO chairs.
No alcohol or private fireworks please.
Territory Day Celebration Market at Purkiss Reserve Football Oval, firework display at approx. 7.30pm.
Markets are open for food, refreshments, market stalls and family entertainment from 5pm to 9pm.
Personal fireworks will be permitted after show. This is an alcohol free event.
To enter a stall please contact Lloyd on (08) 8962 0015
Sunset at the Sport and Recreation Grounds-town Oval,
Catering by Mataranka Better Half Club from 5.30pm
BYO drinks, chairs and blankets. Fireworks display at 7.30 pm
Fireworks at 7.30 pm at Stanley Tipiloura Oval
Firework display at 7.15 pm, Yulara Community Oval
Food and licensed bar available, operated by Yulara/Ayers Rock Lions Club
5th July – Katherine Speedway
Australian Dirt Kart Championships
The month of July also sees the arrival of the rather unique Darwin Beer Can Regatta, which was first held in 1974 as a way of recycling rubbish following Cyclone Tracy and now sees participants creating boats out of little more than cans and plastic bottles. The regatta features boat races alongside Mindil Beach, while those who prefer dry land can join in the various other related events, such as tug of war competitions, sandcastle building and beach races.
Lasting for two weeks and staged each year in the middle of August is the aptly named Darwin Festival, where things to do and see include live music, film screenings, comedy gigs and exhibitions of Aboriginal art, as well as the NT Indigenous Music Awards. Also staged in August is the Rodeo, the Darwin Cup horse race and even a Mud Crab Tying Competition.