Regional Economic Engine
The hub of northern Australia has one of the strongest investment and growth forecasts in the country. It is a regional centre for energy and minerals with prosperous agribusiness, marine, tourism and defence industries. As Australia's gateway to Asia, Darwin has strategic access to the world's most exciting new economies.
But what makes Darwin a compelling place is that aside from a thriving business climate, it also cultivates an enviable "people climate".
Darwin is a place that welcomes and values people of every kind. It has an estimated population of 147,000 (ABS, 2018-19), which is comprised of 60 nationalities. Indigenous Australians are a vital presence in the life of the city. The Larrakia people are the traditional custodians of Darwin and have a unique place in the community showcasing their art and culture.
With an unpretentious mixed culture, enviable tropical climate and plethora of outdoor activity opportunities, Darwin is a dynamic, creative and fun-loving city that visitors enjoy discovering.
Australia's Tropical Harbour City
- Vital regional centre with a zest for economic success
- Unique culture characterised by inclusiveness and open-mindedness
- Lively, diverse cosmopolitan scene with multicultural population
- Australia's strategic stepping stone to Asia
- Gateway to premier destinations such as the Outback and World Heritage-listed Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks