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Martin Kelly

Property & Development, Corporate

Martin Kelly


Martin is the Partner in charge of our Darwin Practice and a member of both our Property & Development and Corporate & Commercial teams.

Martin specialises in property and development law and advises on leasing and commercial building acquisitions and disposals. He is an expert on land tenure and the land register maintained by the Land Titles Office, Northern Territory.

Martin is regularly involved in commercial contractual arrangements with ASX listed companies, statutory corporations, government agencies and large private sector investors. He has extensive experience in high volume retail and office leasing in addition to complex, specialist one-off commercial leasing transactions.

Martin also acts in industrial and telecommunications infrastructure leasing and advises clients on business sale and franchising transactions. He has been involved in some notable renewal energy projects in the NT in addition to large pastoral land transactions.

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Outside of his legal work, Martin is passionate about inclusiveness in sport. On behalf of the South Darwin Sporting League Martin volunteered and advised on negotiations with the NRL and Northern Territory Government for the construction of a new $25M rugby league stadium in Darwin. Martin is also a director with the Sports Access Foundation, a non for profit organisation which provides grants to children with disabilities to help them engage in sport. One of those annual grants is set aside for a child with indigenous heritage living in the Northern Territory.



  • Director, Sports Access Foundation
  • Chairman, South Darwin Sporting League
  • Committee Member, Retail Committee, Property Council of Australia (NT Division)
  • Committee Member, Australian China Business Council (NT Division)