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City of Darwin has implemented Australian Government guidelines by closing all recreation facilities such as ovals, swimming pools, playgrounds, exercise equipment, tennis & basketball courts and Jingili skate park until further notice.  For more information, please click on the link above.

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.
  • Enhancing public places and open spaces in the municipality.
  • Encouraging social inclusion and community connections.
  • 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? 

The Healthy Darwin Program includes an extensive range of activities and workshops. To view the full program, follow the links below.

24 March 2020: Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the remainder of the Wet Season Subsidised Activities and Workshops program has been cancelled, and the Dry Season program has been put on hold until it is deemed safe to resume group fitness sessions.  Follow us on our Facebook page for updates. 

Yoga at Lake Alexander

Get Moving: Fitness and Exercise

Healthy Darwin has teamed up with exercise providers and sporting clubs to give you a mix of low cost activities to try. No matter what age, fitness, level or interest we think we have something to get you out and active around Darwin!

the face of healthy Darwin

Be Informed: Workshops and Learning for the Mind

Healthy Darwin is bringing you a mix of workshops and information sessions that will help you learn more about what it takes to stay healthy in your body, mind and soul. It’s all about taking control of your own health.

happy fun people on stilts

Stay Connected: Events and Places

Healthy Darwin supports a variety of events that help celebrate our healthy community in a number of the wonderful parks and facilities around town. Get out and celebrate the great outdoors and the rich culture of Darwin.

aqua yoga at nightcliff pool

Get involved as an activity or workshop provider

Do you currently run, or are interested in running low cost activities/programs that promote healthy lifestyles? Do you want to increase the awareness of activities/programs that you run around Darwin?

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 also 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

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