Democracy Dash

Alice Springs inaugural event: Wednesday, 11 September 2019.

Democracy Dash logo - book now

Teams will start in the Alice Plaza foyer, located at 36 Todd Mall, and finish at the Alice Springs Town Council - 93 Todd Street (see map).

More information: Contact John Bateup on 8951 5971 or email John by clicking on the 'Book Now' link above.


About Democracy Dash

Democracy Dash is an education event that is designed to teach middle and senior students about democracy, the important work of democratic institutions and the responsibilities of citizens who live in a democracy. Students 'dash' around the CBD in an 'amazing race' style event, visiting several organisations and completing an activity at each location.

Students travel in teams of approximately 8 to 10 students with a teacher accompanying each group and there are prizes for the winning teams, and giveaways for all participants.

Some of the organisations that participated in the event in 2018 were:

  • ABC studios
  • Amnesty International
  • City of Darwin
  • the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)
  • the NT Anti-Discrimination Commission
  • the NT Electoral Commission (NTEC)
  • NT Local Court
  • NT Legal Aid
  • NT Police
  • Parliament House

Democracy Dash is open to all students in Years 9-12, but is particularly beneficial to students studying civics and citizenship, Legal Studies students and students in leadership positions. Plus it’s fun for everyone!

More information: Please contact our Education and Engagement Officer, Karen Parker, on 8999 7634 or email ntec@nt.gov.au