We've scoured the internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into Darwin. Below you'll find everything from local news and events, sporting and recreation facilities, public transport options and a wide range of community groups. If you think something is missing please email communications [at] dha.gov.au or dco.communication [at] defence.gov.au with your suggestions.
Welcome to the Top End
ADF members and families in Darwin are invited to come along to our welcome event at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday 9 February 2019. You can gather information from a range of community groups and organisations, government services and hobby groups who will be there.
You’ll be able to relax in air-conditioned comfort for a morning of family fun and entertainment with military equipment displays from local units. So to find out about what’s available in Darwin, there’s no need to register or to get tickets, just come along!
- Where: Darwin Convention Centre
- When: Saturday, 9 February 2019, 9.00am-1.00pm
To find out about events for ADF families in Darwin, visit our Eventbrite page. You'll be able to RSVP, add events to your calendar and share with friends.
Darwin and Palmerston community pages
News and events
Greyhound Australia coaches connect Darwin to Alice Springs, Katherine and Adelaide.
Darwin Railway Station is only used by the Adelaide–Darwin train (known as the Ghan) for its twice weekly service.
A ferry service operated by Sealink connects Darwin to the Tiwi Islands to the north and Mandorah to the south west.
Sport and recreation
DHA has engaged with utility providers to deliver ongoing savings and benefits to Defence members and their families. To view the current offers and savings in your area, visit your Online Services dashboard.
To save money on your bill check out the Energy-Saving Guide for Northern Australia.