Darwin has evolved from its days as an incredibly laid back frontier town and while it still retains its relaxed charm, it has become a highly sophisticated city. Many visitors are surprised to find that it has accommodation, eateries, clubs, pubs, museums and other amenities that are at least equal to, and often better than, what you'll find in the southern cities.

For anglers, Darwin Harbour is known around Australia and the world as a world class fishing destination where barramundi, jewfish, giant trevally and other iconic Top End fish thrive.  A wide range of sporting activities for all ages is on offer and City of Darwin provides residents with diverse recreational services, facilities and activities.  Additionally, Council has a comprehensive Arts program and the Darwin Entertainment Centre attracts world class performers to suit everyone’s cultural taste.

Upcoming events

Go to events

Mindil Pop-Up in Smith St Mall

That's right Darwin it's time to embrace the wet, head outdoors and enjoy a taste of Mindil Beach Markets right in the heart of the City! This Sunday...

Fair in the Square Pop-Up Markets

Come one come all to Fair in the Square pop-up in Civic Park!  Featuring some fantastic food and craft markets, local entertainment, chill out zones...


There's always something to do in this City