In 2007-08 there were 362 new spinal cord injuries [SCI], the majority of which [79%] were due to traumatic causes. SCI were most frequent in the 15-24 year age group [30%], although trends show a significant increase in the average age at injury from 38 years in 1995-96 to 42 years in 2007-08. Males accounted for 84% of traumatic SCI. Transport-related injuries (46%) and falls (28%) were the main contributors to traumatic SCI. Rates for the NT and WA were significantly higher than the national incidence rate.