Northern Territory

The Northern Territory (NT) is home to one of Australia’s most iconic images, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) which is sacred to Aboriginal communities in the area.  The NT comprises vast areas of desert and other many unique and spectacular natural sights such as Katherine Gorge and Devils Marbles.

Darwin, the capital city, is located on the coast at the top of Australia.  It is very close to Asia and so has strong cultural and trading links to the Asia Pacific region.  It has a highly diverse population with more than 100 nationalities living there.  The population is small in the Territory-only 200,000 and a bit younger on average than other parts of Australia.

The NT is expanding its major international gas hub and has mining projects, agricultural businesses and a tourism industry, so there are a lot of job opportunities.

International students come from 50 different countries to study at Charles Darwin University and find it easy to get a part-time job due to the strong, local economy.  Unemployment is low in Darwin.

A train service now runs from Darwin to Adelaide which will also assist with growth in the NT.

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