Darwin Region


About Greater Darwin


136,828 (2016 Census)

8.7% indigenous (2016 Census)


12.4637° S, 130.8444° E


The Greater Darwin area is located in the top end of the Northern Territory. 

Indigenous Languages spoken:


The Dry

The dry season in the Top End runs from May to October with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 32°C. Humidity is usually around 20 to 35% and there is little to no rain. The moderate temperatures are most comfortable for travelling activities such as hiking, camping, cycling, with most areas being easily accessible.

The Wet/Tropical Summer

The wet season stretches from November to April. Temperatures during this time usually range from 25 to 33°C, with humidity reaching higher than 80%. It is during this season that the Top End receives a majority of its yearly rainfall, which averages 1570mm. The wet season is also subject to monsoonal rains, storms and even tropical cyclones. Access to some attractions in the remote areas of the Top End may be closed due to flooding.



The Greater Darwin region is divided into multiple local council areas; City of Darwin, and the City of Palmerston


Aboriginal Health Controlled Organisations

Danila Dilba Health Service

Balunu Foundation

Bagot Community Health Centre

Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services



NT Government Services

The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is a 360-bed public hospital that has a large range of services in all specialty areas.

Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) is a 116-bed public hospital that has a range of services in specialty areas including emergency care, rehabilitation, geriatric, day surgery, maternity, outpatient, and paediatric care.


Private Practices

There are numerous private practices located in the Greater Darwin area, ranging from full-fee paying to bulk-billing clinics.


Allied Health Services

Northern Territory Health has over 600 Allied Health professionals working across urban, rural and remote areas of the NT, providing a full spectrum of healthcare including:

  • Acute care
  • Primary health care
  • Trauma management
  • Disaster response
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health promotion
  • Clinical planning and service development
  • Research and policy.

The professional groups that make up NT Health Allied Health workforce include a wide range of therapeutic, diagnostic and scientific professions.

Within NT Health, professional disciplines include:

  • Audiology
  • Oral Health and Dental Therapy
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Radiation Practice
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptist
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology



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Things to do & see

Deckchair Cinema – Watch a movie under the stars from April to November at the

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets  – the famous sunset market runs from April to October each year.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – home to internationally renowned cultural collections and exhibition programs including a dedication to cyclone Tracy.

Fannie Bay Gaol

Stokes Hill Wharf

Territory Wildlife Park

Darwin Military Museum – home of artefacts and stories of the first and largest foreign attack on Australia.


NTGPE acknowledge and thank NT Primary Health Network (NTPHN) ntphn.org.au and the NT Government for providing the content for this community profile.