During Darwin’s dry season, April to October, stall holders at the city’s Mindil Beach Sunset Markets welcome locals and tourists who buy their wares and eat their treats while waiting for the world-famous sunset to arrive. 

The markets were cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19, resulting in a significant loss in revenue for the markets, small businesses, and the local economy.

Fortunately, with things returning to normal, we are proud to announce that The Lott will be the major sponsor of the markets once again in 2021.

This support will continue to help cover the markets' running costs, ensuring more money goes back to stall holders. The markets will now resume every Thursday and Sunday until October on the city’s magnificent Mindil Beach. 

The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is the showpiece of Thursday and Sunday nights in Darwin, with locals referring to it as “the best place in Australia to watch the sunset”. 

The markets are a not-for-profit group that provides a platform for local businesses to sell their wares, in turn creating jobs for more than 1,000 local residents. 

It is estimated over one million people attend the markets each year, helping it contribute $15 million to the Northern Territory economy. 

The markets also enjoy strong ties with local community groups and supporters who are actively involved in developing the markets for everyone to enjoy in the future.

The Lott, through Tatts NT, has been a long-term supporter of Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and is proud to support a not-for-profit that gives so much to Darwin’s local community and small businesses.