A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering a young Indigenous man during an outback arrest gone wrong will face trial within weeks.

Constable Zachary Rolfe, 29, shot and killed Kumanjayi Walker, 19, in the remote community of Yuendumu in November 2019.

His trial was postponed this month after the Crown’s interstate prosecution team was unable to travel to the Top End due to NSW’s COVID-19 outbreak.

It was on Friday relisted for August 18 when prosecutor Philip Strickland SC confirmed he would fly to Darwin to commence two weeks’ quarantine on Monday.

Rolfe is charged with murder and the alternative charges of reckless or negligent conduct causing death, and engaging in a violent act causing death.

The trial was expected to run for four weeks in Darwin, which is about 1500 kilometres north of Yuendumu.