About the Palmerston area

The city of Palmerston is an active, young community. The second biggest city in the Northern Territory, overtaking Alice Springs in size, Palmerston's population is now 26,800. The city is 21km south of the Territory's capital, Darwin and has attracted many young families.

The city centre has two major shopping complexes, various sporting clubs, restaurants, pubs, a skate park, cinema and smaller shops.

Palmerston's environment is perfect for outdoor living. The city has a wide range of sporting groups. The Archer Sporting Complex is set up for baseball and football. The Palmerston Leisure Centre is the home of the swimming pool and offers a gym, aerobics and swimming, as well as martial arts classes. A multi-purpose recreation centre has been built in the city centre; a link to the recreation centre can be located on the Palmerston City Council website.

Palmerston has more than 100 parks, many with playgrounds and barbecues. Marlow Lagoon is a large recreation area where community and private events are often held.

See the Palmerston City Council site for more information.