CBD Speed limit changes
From Wednesday 1 November 2023, the speed limits on most Darwin CBD streets will become 40 kilometres per hour. Low-speed city environments have economic, social, health and environmental benefits. Reduced speed limits help create greener and cooler cities by improving air quality and reducing noise pollution and traffic collisions.
City of Darwin maintains more than 450km of local roads including associated infrastructure such as storm water drainage, footpaths and driveways. Our aim is to ensure safe, efficient and consistent city traffic flow through well planned and well maintained roads.
We aim to provide a network that best meets the comfort, safety and expectations of all road users and the community as a whole.
Please refer to the City of Darwin Road Ownership Map for details on roads that Council manage.
To enquire about roads maintenance or to report potholes or safety issues please use online forms or:
City of Darwin Road Ownership Map
Darwin's major arterial roads are maintained by the Northern Territory Government Department of Lands Planning and Environment (DLPE).
To report problems with Northern Territory Government roads, please go to the NT Road Report website.
Road Safety Improvement Projects
We are committed to improving the safety of Darwin’s road network through partnerships with the Federal Government and NTG through Black Spot and Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) programs. This continues to deliver road safety improvements for the community.
Please visit our projects page for a list of our road safety improvement projects happening around Darwin.
Working within a Road Reserve
Please visit our Work Permits page for details on what's required if you are looking to carry out works within the road reserve. For new developments and subdivisions, you can find out what's required on our Subdivisions page.
New road restrictions are in place to heavy vehicles to Dinah Beach Road in Stuart Park.
Under the Control of the Roads Act, the new restrictions will apply to heavy vehicles* that:
- Are more than 14.5 metres in length
- Are more than 16 tonnes
*Public buses and waste collection vehicles will be exempted.
Report an Issue
To enquire about roads maintenance or to report potholes or safety issues please use online forms or