history of blue light in northern territory

The Blue Light started in the NT in 1981 at the old Police & Citizens club in Smith St, Darwin. Some years later, Casuarina High School became a regular venue before Blue Light went into recession in early 1987 - mostly due to lack of volunteer's help.

In 1989 we started off several big years in Darwin, 1992 we were apart of the Pacific games staged in Darwin and held a disco at the Casuarina Square for the competition hosts- over 3,300 attended making it one of the largest discos held in Australia.

In 1989 we started off providing discos outside the greater Darwin area by staging one at Daly River community, this was the beginning of our bush discos, which have proved very successful since the first one. Since that time we have continually expanded the number of communities where we have been invited to run discos - 23 separated locations. It is worth noting that we have never "solicited" a community to hold a Blue Light disco, they approach us on almost every occasion.

We get many request to fly to remote communities as Millingimbi & Ramingining in the middle of Arnhem land, which both are 2 hours flying time by charter twin engine planes from Darwin. We also travel to Crocker Island (Minjilang) which is only 40 minutes flying time from Darwin over the sea.

In 2003 the NT Police appointed a co-ordinator for the NT Blue Light in Darwin and after a slow start staged 10 discos in 10 weeks including trips to Millingimbi and Ramingining.

In 2004 Blue Light NT has concentrated on staging discos in the schools as we have found it too expensive to hire venues due to our lack of funds. The schools have been very supportive and at the half way mark of the year we have 40 Blue Light discos booked in the 40 school weeks. 4 of these are for High Schools, one a fund raisers for 3 female students going on a school excursion to NZ and 4 bush community discos. His is only for the Darwin Branch. Our other Branches Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs stage there own discos but because they are all volunteers they do not stage near as many as Darwin.

The new Police Station at Kintore has acquired funding from the Kintore community and also from the NT Police to buy disco equipment to stage Blue Light discos in their community in the near future. Kintore is 600 kms west from Alice Springs and 30kms from the WA border, stationed there are 2 NT Police and one WA Police Officer.

contact details

NT Blue light Co-Ordinator:
Jeffrey Mosel

State Office Address:
NT Blue Light Disco Council Inc.,

, NT 

P: 0422 187263
E: ntbluelight@gmail.com