Map of the Northern Territory
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Darwin was established as a small settlement of 135 people at Port Darwin in 1869 and was called Palmerston the government changed it to Darwin in 1911and is one of the fastest growing capitals in Australia. Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities. Darwin has been almost entirely rebuilt twice, once due to Japanese air raids during World War II and again after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Darwin’s main industries are Tourism and Mining. So if you are looking for work in Darwin and surrounding area you should be able to find something that suits you.
Darwin has a population of around 120.000.
Territory Day is the only day of the year, apart from the Chinese New Year, when fireworks are permitted
Darwin beer-can regatta, held in August, is a race with boats made exclusively of beer cans.
Darrwin is home to the Indo-Pacific Marine & Australian Pearling Exhibition.
Saltwater crocodiles are very common in all waterways surrounding Darwin.
Darwin hosts a round of the V8 Supercars every year at Hidden Valley Raceway.
The Darwin Cup culminating on the first Monday of August is a very popular horse race event for Darwin.
The Ghan passenger train service from Adelaide runs two to three times per week depending on the season.
Darwin has extensive parks and gardens. that include the Charles Darwin National Park.
We have put together a few lists to help you find accommodation and work whilst travelling around Australia these will help point you in the right direction.
Travelling and working in Australia will be a life changing experience
Need a visa for Australia
WHV's can ONLY be applied for; before arriving in Australia. Working Holiday Visa's* can only be granted before you arrive in Australia. For details about applying visit Australia's official website here (www.immi.gov.au) or visit a Travel Agent or an Australian Embassy or Consulate in the country you are in.
Tax for working holiday makers.
It is a complete myth that you will automatically get all your tax back when you leave Australia! There is a lot of confusion out there amongst, not only working holiday backpackers but also amongst many employers and even some accountants and tax agents.