Your free what's on guide to the top end

About Us

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Established in 2007, Off The Leash is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on promoting Northern Territory events. Off The Leash magazine is your indispensable guide to what’s on across the NT's Top End. We print 10,000 copies each month and distribute to over 200 locations across the Top End, with a readership of 30,000 Top Enders and visitors.

In each edition, you'll find inspired articles, insightful recommendations and the most comprehensive event listings and calendar available – Off The Leash is the perfect read for those wanting to make the most of life in Darwin and the Top End!

Got an event you'd like to share? Whether you work for a council, an arts organisation or are a community member, it's free to upload your event – scroll down to find out more. With options to promote in print and online, we have all bases covered.

Months of publication: Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec/Jan (combined)
Note: there is no Feb edition

Photo: Paz Tassone

our team

Managing Editor and
Development Manager
Editorial Assistant - position open
More info here!
Graphic Designer

OTL Board

L-R: Matt Ward, Josie Matthiesson, Kate Sieper, Clara Mills (until Sep 2021), Sally Clifford, Benedict Scambary & Tegan Harris

Team photos: Webb & Flow

job opportunities

Want to join our fun lil' team? We're currently recruiting for the Editorial Assistant role! Click here to find out more.

how does off the leash work?

There are two main elements that make up Off The Leash – our website and the print magazine. Read on to find out how it all works!

How do I get my event on the OTL website?

If you've got a special event, gig, exhibition or workshop coming up, then be sure to add a free event listing to the Off The Leash website. This is the single best way to get your event on our radar. By submitting an event online (and by our due date, which is generally the 5th of the month prior) there is a chance of having your event listed in our print magazine. Please note not all listings are guaranteed in the print publication, however, your event is guaranteed to be listed on our website. It's visited by hundreds of people every day and is free of charge!

Sign up for a free user account here. Download the Event Organisers User Guide here.

Note: event organisers are responsible for uploading and managing their own events – OTL will not upload or make changes to event listings on your behalf. All uploads, and any changes, come to the OTL team for approval.

How do I get my event in the printed magazine?

Advertise with us! By advertising with Off The Leash, you can guarantee your event will be highlighted in the magazine through your ad artwork. With a readership of over 30,000 Top Enders per month, and a reliable and comprehensive events guide, your target market is primed to receive your message. Depending on our deadline, the space within the publication and what the event is, the Managing Editor may offer editorial support, which is written in-house by our editorial team. Features from the print magazine are uploaded to the OTL website, which can only be actioned by OTL staff – talk about exclusive! 

Off The Leash readers are active, savvy and engaged people who are great networkers and like to know what’s going on and when. Best of all, they plan, book and attend your events (not to mention they bring their mates too!)

Advertising in the magazine ensures an entire calendar month worth of exposure at affordable rates, well below other commercial advertising options. Our prices start at just $200 per month, and with advertising options in print and online, we’ve got all your bases covered.

To enquire about featuring on our front or back cover, or to discuss any aspect of your advertising needs, please email To ensure we keep the editorial integrity of the publication, Off The Leash limits the amount of advertising we include – that means be quick!

Advertising deadlines:
5th of the month prior – upload listings to website
10th of the month prior – deadline for advertising bookings
15th of the month prior – final artwork due for advertisements

Download the Off The Leash Media Kit 

Months of publication: Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec/Jan (combined)
Note: there is no Feb edition

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Off The Leash would like to thank:
NT government   darwin airport