As some of the world’s biggest energy companies line up to explore fracking prospects in the Northern Territory, concern is rising among First Nation’s communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria region.

More than 90 per cent of the NT is under application or has already been licensed for exploration, with opponents given few avenues to halt drilling.

The opposition has promised to put in place a five year moratorium on fracking if they win this year’s election.

Remote organiser for the Territory Frack-Free Alliance Lauren Mellor says historically, mining has given very little back to Indigenous communities.