City of Darwin

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City of Darwin


Darwin is the Capital of the Northern Territory and Australia's northern-most city. The City encompasses a total land area of about 112 square kilometres. Darwin is a residential, commercial and military area.

Key employment sectors include government administration and defence, retail, health, education and tourism. The City includes several defence areas, including the Defence Establishment Berrimah, Larrakeyah Army Base, RAAF Base Darwin and the RAAF Bombing and Gunnery Range. Retailing is concentrated in central Darwin (Darwin Central Business District, CBD Plaza and Smith Street Mall) and in the northern centre of Casuarina (Casuarina Square Shopping Centre and Casuarina Village Shopping Centre), with many smaller retail centres (Hibiscus, Homemaker Village, Karama Plaza, Nightcliff, North Lakes and Rapid Creek). Darwin has one major public hospital (Royal Darwin) and several aged care facilities. Darwin features one major tertiary institution (Charles Darwin University) and numerous schools.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Stuart Highway
  • Darwin International Airport


    • Adelaide CBD 3,000km
    • Brisbane CBD 3,400km
    • Cairns CBD 2,800km
    • Perth CBD 4,000km

    Major Industrial Precincts

    • Berrimah
    • Coonawarra
    • Darwin
    • Larrakeyah
    • Leanyer
    • RAAF Base
    • Winnellie

    City of Darwin

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