Useful links

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] or dco.communication [at] 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


Public transport

Sport and recreation

Utility providers

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.