Administrator's Biography

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO was sworn in as the 22nd Administrator of the Northern Territory on 31 October 2017.

As Administrator, Her Honour represents the Crown in right of the Northern Territory. Her Honour performs a similar constitutional role to that of a State Governor and does not participate in the political process.

Her Honour was born in Tasmania and moved to Darwin in 1989, where she has resided for the past 30 years.

As Administrator of the Northern Territory, Her Honour values the importance of supporting and promoting the Territory and Territorians. She is Patron to more than 55 organisations, and actively supports the development of emerging Territory leaders. Her Honour is passionate about sharing Government House Northern Territory with the wider community, and pursues innovative opportunities to enable access to thousands of Territorians and visitors each year.

Prior to her appointment as Administrator of the Northern Territory, Her Honour was Chief Executive Officer of Somerville Community Services. She has been a member of a range of boards and committees locally and nationally. Her Honour was Chair of National Disability Services Northern Territory, serving as National President of National Disability Services from 2012-2015, and Chair of the Northern Territory Government Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability Reform.

Her Honour was a Committee Member of the Northern Territory Government Community Benefit Fund, National Disability Insurance Scheme Pricing Committee, National Disability Insurance Scheme Operations Committee, National Disability Insurance Agency, Independent Advisory Council’s Housing Innovations Working Group and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Northern Territory. She was also a member of the AICD Not for Profit Chairs Forum and the Territory Economic Summit External Reference Group.

Her Honour was also the Chair of the Northern Territory Housing Appeals Board for eight years and a member of the Children Australia Journal’s Editorial Board. She has been a juror on numerous Award panels, most recently the Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Architecture Awards.

In 2015 Her Honour was a Territory (State) Finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards. In 2013 she was appointed to the Northern Territory Government Events Ambassador Program, a position she held for two years. Her Honour was named Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year in 1998.

Her Honour has represented the Northern Territory on the national stage promoting the importance of good governance and social inclusion. During her tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Somerville Community Services the organisation was nationally recognised as an employer of choice and champion of cultural diversity.

Her Honour was invested as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2019 for her distinguished service to the people of the Northern Territory and to the disability sector. In 2014 she was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to people with a disability. Her Honour holds a Bachelor of Children’s Services and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Her Honour and Mr O’Halloran married in 1993. They have one daughter, Coco, who attends university in Melbourne.