Situated on the very edge of the Northern Territory this coastal community is home to possibly the friendliest and most culturally diverse people in Australia. The Darwin area is now home to more than 140,000 residents and is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse places. There are over 100 nationalities and around 50 social, cultural and religious organisations.
Darwin’s suburban landscape varies greatly, from inner-city apartment living through to sprawling acreage properties. Homes are typically designed to celebrate the outdoors including large entertaining areas, tropical gardens and swimming pools.
A tropical savannah climate, the Top End of the Northern Territory typically sits at 25-33°C all year round. Unlike the rest of Australia, which experiences four distinct seasons, Darwin only has two: The Dry and The Wet.
“You have come by way of the Larrakia Land. You will hear the voice of Larrakia ancestors. When you leave, the Larrakia message will stay with you.” – The late Reverend Walter Fejo.
The Larrakia people, or the ‘Saltwater people”, are the traditional owners of the Darwin region and have maintained close trade relationships with neighbouring communities such as the Tiwi, Wagait and Wulna. Today, around 2000 Larrakia live in the Darwin region and are recognised for their talent in music, performance and art.
Working in Darwin
Darwin has earned its reputation as a goldmine of opportunity. The rapid growth of the community, proximity to Asia and diverse industries has cemented the city as a platform to launch a career and gain access to new experiences and challenges that can set you up for life.