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Our city is one of great pathways, beautiful beaches and lots of green space to enjoy. With all this and our tropical climate, Darwin really is the place to be fit, active and healthy.

Healthy Darwin is all about getting the people of Darwin active and living a healthy lifestyle. The program is packed with low-cost activities for everyone and is a great chance to learn new skills, develop friendships and connect with other members of the local community.


The program is committed to:

  • Providing a diverse mix of healthy lifestyle activities for the whole of community across the calendar year.
  • Building community awareness of opportunities to be healthy and active.
  • Supporting our local businesses, sporting clubs and community organisations to deliver affordable and accessible health-based activities.

Latest News

Keep up to date with new activities and workshops to be included in the program. Be inspired by some yummy recipes from our healthy cooking sessions and keep in touch with other Healthy Darwin news.

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What Activities Can I Do? 

Now that the new normal is officially underway here in the NT, so too is Healthy Darwin's 2020 Dry Season Subsidised Activities program!

We are pleased to support a range of local suppliers to deliver low-cost physical activity sessions from Monday 29 June to the end of September so you can lead a healthy lifestyle, make new friends and enjoy the best that Darwin has to offer during the Dry!

All our subsidised activity suppliers have completed COVID-19 checklists; please contact them directly if you have any queries or concerns. The main things to remember are to bring your own water bottle, towel, and mat for any floor exercises, and stay home if you feel unwell or have been around anyone displaying flu-like symptoms.

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Subsidised Activities Program  

Download Healthy Darwin's 2020 Dry Season Subsidised Activities program flyer

Heart Foundation Walking

As a Local Coordinator for Heart Foundation Walking we can assist you to find a local walking group or start a new group in your area. To find out more about walking groups in Darwin, visit Heart Foundation Walking.

Community Wellbeing Plan

To find out more about what community wellbeing means to the people of Darwin, view our Community Wellbeing Plan. The Plan celebrates the things we love here in Darwin, and provides a guide to ensuring positive steps are made to protect and build on what we cherish now and into the future.

More Information

For further information on the Healthy Darwin program or other ways to keep active around Darwin, please contact:

08 8930 0419

Healthy Darwin's 2020 Dry Season Subsidised Activities program

Download Healthy Darwin's 2020 Dry Season Subsidised Activities program flyer

City of Darwin - Event - Swim Smarter Course - Healthy Darwin Healthy Lifestyle Workshop
Sports & Recreation Courses & Workshops Healthy Lifestyle

This eight-week course, delivered by Darwin Stingers Masters Swimming Club, will teach water skills that will enable swimmers of all levels to swim

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 7:00am to 8:00am
City of Darwin - Event - Seniors Aqua - Healthy Darwin Subsidised Activities Program
Sports & Recreation Healthy Lifestyle

Seniors Aqua is conducted in a temperature-controlled indoor pool, so no need to worry about the weather!

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
City of Darwin - Event - Zumba - Healthy Darwin Subsidised Activities Program
Sports & Recreation Healthy Lifestyle

45min medium- to high-intensity workout using many dance styles such as salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip hop, Bollywood to name a few. No dance background necessary.

$5 per session - correct change is appreciated to minimise money-handling.

Contact Mini from Zumba Sistas Darwin on 0402 260 070 for any enquiries.

This activity is supported by City of Darwin, as part of Recreation Services' Healthy Darwin program.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 6:15pm to 7:00pm
City of Darwin - Event - Pop Up Produce
Markets Community & Causes Family Friendly Healthy Lifestyle

It might only be Monday.. but we’re dreaming about weekend brunch!

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 10:00pm
City of Darwin - Event - Mums & Bubs Yoga - Healthy Darwin Subsidised Activity Program
Sports & Recreation Healthy Lifestyle

Join us with your little one for some gentle stretching and strengthening to help with your postpartum recovery.

Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
City of Darwin - Event - Ignite YourSelf - HD Subsidised Activities Program
Sports & Recreation Healthy Lifestyle

Fun and functional fitness where you connect and improve your wellbeing.

Strength and cardio training where we meet your needs.

Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm


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