About the Darwin Area

Cullen BayDarwin is home to about 75,000 people, representing more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds. Darwin has a youthful population - the average age of residents is 32 years, compared with Australia's average 37 years.

Darwin and its surrounding areas, including Palmerston, has a combined population of about 124,800 people (ABS, June 2009). About 30 percent of Northern Territory residents are Indigenous and 15 percent of residents were born overseas.

Darwin is serviced by air, road and rail links with other Australian cities. The city has an extensive network of bicycle and walking paths, a thriving restaurant culture and colourful outdoor markets, with National Parks, fishing, sailing and hiking sites all within close proximity.

Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus is about 15km from the city centre. Situated in lush, tropical gardens, the campus is close to Casuarina beach and walking distance from Darwin's largest shopping precinct, Casuarina Shopping Centre.

Visit the Darwin City Council web site for more information.