Your Home

Darwin's climate is categorised as a wet/dry monsoonal climate and housing is constructed with this extreme climate in mind.  Most of the older houses were built in the tropical style – elevated with louvres running from floor to ceiling to allow the breezes to flow through.

Today, you’ll see a much wider range of designs emerging as Darwin becomes more adventurous and cosmopolitan.  Many residents prefer to live close by the city centre which has resulted in a massive increase in apartment living.  Darwin’s skyline reflects this with modern medium density apartment blocks throughout the city and nearby Cullen Bay.

In this section you will find information about your home, fencing issues and how your rates are levied.  You'll also find tips about looking after your garden – what trees to plant, looking after nature strips, composting, irrigation and waste management.