Australia’s Northern Territory is a land of diversity from the red rugged outback terrain of Central Australia, the sweeping endless savannah plains of the Barkly Tablelands to the lush
tropical north, the Top End. It is a stunning natural environment, with Australia’s most recognised natural wonder Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the south, to Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu, in the north. It is a place of perpetual sunshine, ancient geological marvels, vast wetlands, big cobalt blue skies and boundless, wide open landscapes evoking a spirit of exploration, freedom and adventure.
Rich in Culture and Diversity
The Northern Territory is a vibrant community, bringing together over 70 different cultures, from the traditional owners of the land for over 40,000 years, to the European and Chinese pioneers who settled this vast land, the influence from nearby south-east Asia, to the stimulus of immigrants from around the world. The traditional owners of the land are immersed in ancient custom and warmly invite you to experience their rich heritage. “Come and hear our stories, see our land. A little bit might stay in your hearts.” Jacob Nayinggal, Traditional Owner.
This rich heritage is combined with a youthful approach, with the Northern Territory boasting the youngest population in Australia. Territorians down to earth, friendly attitude is hard not to fall in love with.
Relaxed Outdoor Lifestyle
Territorians enjoy a relaxed outdoor lifestyle year-round that is the envy of many Australians. And you will have time to enjoy it; getting to work will take no more than fifteen to twenty minutes and there will be plenty of sunshine left when you return. Camp near a billabong, picnic on a mile long beach, ride a camel through the outback, go off road four wheel driving, fish for a famous barramundi, visit a working cattle station, swim under a pummelling waterfall, trek through the savannah, cruise through a vast wetland, canoe up a river or enjoy an Aussie BBQ with friends in your own backyard. Sport also forms a part of the Northern Territory’s outdoor lifestyle. Participate or support a wide range of activities including sailing, rugby, Australian Rules Football, soccer, field hockey, martial arts, cricket, netball, basketball, baseball, and enthusiastic runners clubs.
Alternatively, the Northern Territory boasts a strong art and music scene; with national and international touring performances and exhibitions; and an array of talented local artists featuring world famous Indigenous painters. The perfect destination for singles and families.
The capital, Darwin and the major regional town of Alice Springs, offer several shopping precincts featuring major retail outlets and chains, an extensive range of restaurants and nightlife, exciting tourist venues; and act as the administrative centres for the Territory.
The Northern Territory provides high-quality health and social services, and has the capacity to supply emergency medical care across the northern Australia and the South East Asia regions. The perfect destination for families, the Northern Territory provides a choice of government, private and religious schools (including International Baccalaureate) and tertiary educational institutions.
A booming economy
The Northern Territory is booming; for the past three years it has been Australia’s fastest growing economy, offering among the nation’s highest salaries and lowest unemployment rates. Major construction projects, its recognition as an international gas hub, growing pastoral and horticulture sectors, numerous mineral discoveries and a developing trade gateway to the ever growing Asia region, will ensure further expansion over the next decade. As a result, demand is high for skills across many occupations.
The Northern Territory’s commitment
The Northern Territory is committed to building a world renowned skilled workforce. Join us and be a part of the sheer adventure of living and working in the Northern Territory.