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Requirements during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Your permit now includes Covid-safe conditions, such as maintaining hygiene and separation, acting on symptoms and, if you are working, following an acceptable Covid-19 safety plan. Click here to access the NT Government Safety Plan checklist. These conditions align with the principles established by Safework Australia, WorksafeNT and the NT Government.

Applicants who have been in areas of elevated Covid-19 risk should wait 14 days before entering Aboriginal land.

Work Permit

Companies or organisations based on the mainland wanting to work on the Tiwi Islands must apply for Work Permits for their staff. Passport photos of applicant must be uploaded if a Work Permit for more than three months is required. Work Permits are assessed by Tiwi Traditional Owners. Please allow 30 working days for processing.

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Work Permit Form

Business Details

Purpose for working on the islands

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