The flag of the Northern Territory or NT (a territory within Australia) consists of a black panel at the hoist side of the flag with the Southern Cross throughout and an ocher panel at the fly side of the flag with a stylised Sturt's Desert Rose. The NT flag was designed by Australian artist Robert Ingpen. The flag of the NT was officially adopted in 1978 following the NT gaining self government. The NT flag was flown for the first time at a ceremony in Darwin, the capital city of the NT, on 1 July 1978 on the Esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbour. The ratio of the flag of the NT is 1:2.
The NT flag uses the colours black and ocher as they are the official colours of the territory. The Sturt's Desert Rose is the territory's official floral emblem. The flower emblem features seven white petals and a black seven pointed core - this number represents the six Australian states and the NT.
The flag of the NT differs from other Australian state flags as it does not feature the Blue Ensign. It is more similar in design to the flag of the Australian Capital Territory.
The NT flag flying