Living in the Territory

One of the best things about working in the Territory is undoubtedly the lifestyle and opportunity.

From the pristine shores of our northern coastland – just a two hour flight to Asia – to the iconic red desert of Central Australia, new residents will find a warm welcome and an environment geared for the future.

Complemented by clean air, friendly faces and the realisation of strong economic growth, the Northern Territory provides a way of life unlike any other place in Australia. It is a place of opportunity for families, business people and individuals and delivers a unique quality of life.

Why move to the Northern Territory?

  • Enjoy warm tropical weather in Darwin all year round and typical summer and winter climate in Central Australia.
  • It’s easy to stay active and keep fit all year round in the Territory.
  • A fishing paradise – Darwin’s harbour is five times bigger than Sydney Harbour! The Territory hosts many fishing tournaments such as the NT Barra Classic and the Gove Game Classic.
  • Enjoy the environment and wildlife, there are many places to go camping including Litchfield and Kakadu national parks, McDonnell Ranges and Katherine Gorge.
  • The Territory’s education system provides high quality choices from preschool to tertiary level with nationally recognised standards.
  • Quality healthcare is available across the Territory at hospitals, health centres and community care centres.
  • Less traffic, less hassle and the chance to live close to work which rarely takes more than 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Territorians know how to enjoy themselves and that includes taking part in the arts and other cultural events.
  • A variety of shopping, retail stores and markets.
  • Darwin is the gateway to Asia. Take a 2½ hour flight from Darwin and spend the weekend in Bali. Many other Asian cities are also close by.

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