Welcome to the Northern Territory Bar Association

The NTBA is the association for those lawyers who practise exclusively as barristers in the Northern Territory. The main object of the NTBA is to ensure that there is a strong and independent Bar in the Northern Territory.




The NTBA aims to achieve its main object by:

    • Advancing the good administration of justice;
    • Maintaining the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct for advocates in the Northern Territory;


  • Promoting quality advocacy in courts, tribunals and other forums; and Promoting and representing the interests of its members.



Order of Australia Award

The Northern Territory Bar Association congratulates Rex Wild QC for receiving the award Office of the Order of Australia.


Dili Conference 2018

Unfortunately the NTBA will not be holding a Dili conference in 2018 due to logistical issues and the upcoming parliamentary elections. 

We apologise to our disappointed supporters but we hope to see you all back at Dili in July 2020. Obrigadu.



The NTBA congratulates Matthew Littlejohn, name as Australia’s best young barrister at the “30 Under 30” awards for his work at William Forster Chambers

Mediation Training and Accreditation Program – Darwin

Conference: Sentencing- New Challenges 2018 

New President of NTBA – Miles Crawley SC

Australian Disputes Centre Mediation Training- Darwin

NTBA 2016 Dili Conference Papers

Art Auction Raised Money for the Judicial System Monitoring Program

Darwin Barrister Duncan McConnel powerful advocate for justice 

Report on relations between the Judiciary and the Government in Timor Leste (December 2014)

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