Darwin has evolved from its days as an incredibly laid back frontier town and while it still retains its relaxed charm, it has become a highly sophisticated city. Many visitors are surprised to find that it has accommodation, eateries, clubs, pubs, museums and other amenities that are at least equal to, and often better than, what you'll find in the southern cities.

For anglers, Darwin Harbour is known around Australia and the world as a world class fishing destination where barramundi, jewfish, giant trevally and other iconic Top End fish thrive.  A wide range of sporting activities for all ages is on offer and City of Darwin provides residents with diverse recreational services, facilities and activities.  Additionally, Council has a comprehensive Arts program and the Darwin Entertainment Centre attracts world class performers to suit everyone’s cultural taste.

Upcoming events

Go to events

Santa's Magic Cave

Santa will set up residence in his magic cave at Shop 1 Anthony Plaza, The Mall from 9.30am Saturday 10 December. To check out Santa's availability, check...

Citizenship Ceremony

Level 1 Function Room, Civic Centre Harry Chan Avenue Darwin Ceremony Commences at 2:00pm  Refer to invitation for details relating to arrival time for...

Pre-Council Public Forum

An open public forum for members of the pblic to raise issues with Elected Members prior to the Ordinary Council Meeting.


There's always something to do in this City