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His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory is our current patron.

His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO, was sworn in as the 21st Administrator of the Northern Territory on 10 November 2014.

His Honour has a long history with the aviation industry. He was a founding member of Airnorth in 1978, and founded Hardy Aviation with his wife Mrs Marie Hardy in 1991.

He is a strong supporter of community sector and is patron to over 50 well deserving and hardworking charitable and not-for-profit organisations, including the Italian Festival.

In 2012 His Honour was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to aviation in the Northern Territory and to the community. On Australia Day 2016, His Honour was further recognised by appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the people of the Northern Territory, and as a patron and supporter of a range of aviation, health, emergency service and charitable organisations. 



The Honourable Sally Thomas AC, was the Italian Festival Association‘s first Patron in 2013.




The Italian NT Portal is the door to anything relating to our Italian Community within the Northern Territory of Australia.

From our beloved Italian Club House located in Darwin, to our now famous biennial Italian Festival, to our local Italian School, you will find everything you need to know about us.

Come and join us and let's have fun together and share our culture!!!!