Territory Bonds

A government bond is an amount of money lent to the government by an investor. It is also called a security.

An investor gets a fixed rate of interest over a set period of time.

Territory Bonds are a type of bond issued by the Northern Territory Treasury Corporation (NTTC) and guaranteed by the Northern Territory Government.

Money raised from Territory Bonds funds infrastructure and services for the Northern Territory.

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Who can invest

You can invest in Territory Bonds if you are:

  • an individual
  • a group of up to four people
  • a company or incorporated body
  • an unincorporated association or partnership
  • friendly societies, trade unions or any other association incorporated under the laws of any state, territory or the Commonwealth.

You must use your own name without referencing the trusteeship if you are any of the following:

  • executor
  • administrator
  • trustee
  • manager of unincorporated superannuation funds.

Only the registered holder of the bonds is recognised as the legal owner.

To find out more, get the Territory Bonds prospectus (331.9 kb).

How much you can invest

You can invest a minimum of $5,000 in Territory Bonds. You can invest above this amount in multiples of $100.

There are different investment terms ranging from one to five years.

You must get prior approval from the NTTC for applications of $100,000 or more.

Interest rates

Territory Bonds issue 104 is now open. The rates below are applicable from 26 March 2018.

Interest paid
Maturity date Quarterly Half-yearly Yearly
15 June 20192.25%2.30%2.40%
15 June 20202.45%2.50%2.60%
15 June 20212.55%2.60%2.70%
15 June 20222.75%2.80%2.90%
15 June 20232.85%2.90%3.00%

How to apply

To invest in Territory Bonds, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the application - this can be found in the prospectus.

Step 2. Attach any supporting documents.

Step 3. Attach a cheque and make it payable to the Northern Territory Treasury Corporation.

Step 3. Submit your application to:

Link Market Services
Locked Bag A14
Sydney South NSW 1235

You will receive a Certificate of Inscription within three weeks of submitting your application.

How to redeem your bonds

You can redeem your bonds through either an Australian stockbroker or through Link Market Services.

For more information, go to the Link Market Services website.

How to sell or transfer your bonds

To sell or transfer your bonds, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in one of these forms:

Step 2. Attach any supporting documents.

Step 3. Submit your form by mail to Link Market Services.

Change your details

To change your details, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the Territory Bonds: change of details form (265.8 kb).

Step 2. Fill in the form and attach any supporting documents.

Step 3. Submit your form by mail to Link Market Services.

Further information

For more information, contact Territory Bonds by calling (08) 8999 7745 or freecall 1800 111 441.

Last updated: 27 March 2018