People working beside a machine harvesting melonsThe Northern Territory is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse regions. Its population includes people of over 100 nationalities and supports some 50 social, cultural and religious organisations.

Immigrants from distant places have made the Northern Territory their home and have contributed enormously to our economy and culture, in particular the Greek and Asian immigrants. The Northern Territory community celebrates with enthusiasm during annual cultural festivals including the Greek Glenti, an Indian festival and Chinese New Year.

Religious freedom and mutual respect for different religions is an integral part of the Northern Territory’s shared culture. There are Islamic mosques, Buddhist and Chinese temples and a host of Christian churches offering religious instruction and worship. For more information see the list of fact sheets about the religions observed in the Northern Territory.

SBS Radio broadcasts in 68 languages and SBS TV telecasts programs covering news, sport, movies and entertainment from all over the world.

A multilingual interpreter service is available for newcomers needing to do business or attend to other matters as they settle in.

For more information go to the Northern Territory Government website.