Welcome to the Territory

The Northern Territory (NT) makes a great place for members and families of the Australian Defence Force to live, work and play.

From the pristine shores of our northern coastline to the spectacular desert landscapes of Central Australia, the NT is a place where you always find a warm welcome.

Undoubtedly one of the best things about living in the Territory is the lifestyle. Whether you're into sports, fishing, food experiences, the arts or the outdoors, the Territory has something for you.

With high quality schools and education, health care services, shopping centres, sports facilities, playgrounds, and a strong defence community, the NT is a perfect place to raise your family.

Start exploring what adventures are waiting for you in the Territory.


You'll be spoiled for choice in these cities with great cafés and restaurants, a waterfront precinct, water parks, museums and beaches always within easy reach.

Sail across the harbour from Darwin to the Tiwi Islands, glide across the wetlands to spot local wildlife, or cool off under a waterfall in Litchfield National Park – there are so many ways to enjoy the tropics.

Find out more about living in Darwin (3.1 mb).

Explore Darwin and Palmerston on the Defence Community Hub website.

Life in Darwin

In Katherine, discover a region full of gorges and misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient culture.

You'll be spoilt for choice from driving, fishing, camping, kayaking and trekking.

Find out more about living in Katherine (2.9 mb).

Explore Katherine on the Defence Community Hub website.

Life in Katherine

As famous for the personality of its locals and art as it is for its natural wonders, Alice Springs is surrounded by the MacDonnell Ranges which includes the stunning Larapinta Trail.

Explore Alice Springs on the Defence Community Hub website.

Last updated: 15 October 2018


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