Northern Territory Government

About the Northern Territory

You can find out more information about the Northern Territory from the follow web pages.

Australia's Outback Northern Territory
Australian Northern Territory
Tourism NT
Tourism Top End
Travel NT

Northern Territory Cities and Towns

Whether you like the buzz of a modern tropical cosmopolitan city or the community spirit of small country towns, the Northern Territory has it all. With tens of thousands of people who have migrated from the southern states or from overseas making the Northern Territory what it is today.

Three quarters of the Northern Territory’s population reside in its five regional centres, which also serve as vital supply and service bases for dozens of smaller remote communities. With an expanse of distance between all.

The largest number of Northern Territorians live in the Top End Region in the capital city of Darwin and satellite city of Palmerston and surrounds. The Central Region (including Alice Springs) is the second most populated area. The remainder live in Katherine, Tennant Creek in the Barkly Region, the coastal town of Nhulunbuy or in the hundreds of other small remote communities throughout the Northern Territory.

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Visitor Information Centres

Get the low-down from a local. The Northern Territory's tourist centres are staffed with knowledgeable, helpful locals who can help out with advice, recommendations and information, and make tour and accommodation bookings on your behalf. All centres are stocked with handy maps, and brochures covering just about anything you could want to do or see in the Territory.

The Northern Territory's four main visitor centres are listed below. Local tourist information counters are located at many of the NT's major transport hubs and attractions.


Tourism Top End
6 Bennett Street (corner Bennett and Smith streets), Darwin city

Phone: 08 8936 2499
Free call in Australia: 1300 138 886


Katherine Visitor Information Centre
Corner Lindsay Street and Katherine Terrace, Katherine

Phone: 08 8972 2650
Free call in Australia: 1800 653 142

Tennant Creek Barkly

Tourism Battery Hill Mining Centre
Battery Hill, Peko Road, Tennant Creek
Free call in Australia: 1800 500 879


Alice Springs

Tourism Central Australia
 60 Gregory Terrace, Alice Springs
Phone: 08 89525 800
Free call in Australia: 1800 645 199


Last updated: 24 Feb 2016