Darwin is a vibrant tropical city, surrounded by the sea, world heritage national parks and the outback. A diverse cultural background provides some of the best and most varied food experiences in Australia.

With the Mindil Beach markets, V8 Championship races, the Darwin Cup and the famous Beer Can Regatta, there is always an event to look forward to in Darwin. Palmerston is just a 15 minute drive south-east of Darwin, and is one of Australia’s fastest growing areas.

Suburbs of Darwin

All Darwin and Palmerston suburbs are within 30kms of the Defence bases and as such, are suitable locations for housing.

Real estate websites for Darwin


Public education in Darwin and Palmerston is zoned. For further information, visit the NT Department of Education and Training website.

Child care

There are a number of child care facilities in Darwin. The resources below may help you locate the right child care service for your family.

Bases nearby

  • Larrakeyah/HMAS Coonawarra to Darwin City - 2km
  • Larrakeyah/HMAS Coonawarra Palmerston City - 22km
  • RAAF Base Darwin to Darwin City - 6km
  • RAAF Base Darwin to Palmerston City - 16km
  • Defence Establishment Berrimah to Darwin City - 12km
  • Defence Establishment Berrimah to Palmerston City - 10km
  • Robertson Barracks to Darwin City - 22km
  • Robertson Barracks to Palmerston City - 3km

Public transport

There are taxi and bus services throughout Darwin and Palmerston. Visit the NT Department of Transport website for more information.


There are many sporting and recreational activities in Darwin and Palmerston including fishing, athletics, bowls, AFL, soccer, golf, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, netball and the Arafura Games.


  • Royal Darwin Hospital (public)
  • Darwin Private Hospital (private) 
  • Palmerston Emergency After Hours Clinic (6pm to 8am)