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Democracy Dash

Events in 2022:

  • Alice Springs: Tuesday 17 May 2022, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Darwin: Tuesday 21 June 2022, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Darwin: Tuesday 20 September 2022, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

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 city in a scavenger hunt, 'Amazing Race' style event, visiting several organisations and completing an activity at each location. Democracy Dash is run in both Alice Springs and Darwin twice a year (there are 4 events in total).

Students travel in teams of about 8 to 10 students with a teacher accompanying each group. There are prizes for the winning team.

The following organisations regularly participate in Democracy Dash (Alice Springs and Darwin):

Aboriginal Interpreter ServiceAlice Springs Town Council
Amnesty InternationalCity of Darwin
Department of the Chief MinisterSen. Malarndirri McCarthy's electorate office
NT Anti-Discrimination CommissionNT Legal Aid Commission
NT Legislative AssemblyNT Local and Supreme Courts
NT PoliceOffice of the Children's Commissioner
Youth Law Australia 

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!

A modified version of Democracy Dash can also be held at your school on request if you have a large number of participating students (Darwin and surrounds only).

For more information, please contact our Education and Engagement Officer, Karen Parker, on 8999 7634. Alternatively you can email Karen at

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