Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield

Located in the tropical north of Australia, Darwin is a coastal city overlooking the picturesque Arafura Sea. It is the closest Australian capital city to Asia and is known as Australia’s Asian gateway. Darwin has a young population with a median age of 34.7 and is known for being home to a diverse and multicultural population.

Darwin, through the Darwin City Deal, has a 10 year plan to grow as a vibrant and liveable tropical capital city, supported by a growing population and diverse economy. Catalyst projects will revitalise Darwin’s city centre and unlock Darwin’s potential for future growth.

Palmerston and Litchfield are the engine room of future population growth within the Greater Darwin area. Located only 20 kilometres from the Northern Territory’s capital of Darwin, the City of Palmerston is nestled between Darwin Harbour and the rich agricultural lands of Litchfield. Bordered by two light industrial areas, Palmerston is central to key transport infrastructure including the Darwin Port, Adelaide to Darwin Railway and the Stuart Highway.


Last updated: 29 July 2022

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