Discover Darwin

Discover Darwin

Discover Darwin, a relaxed and cosmopolitan tropical city which is close to the stunning landscapes of the top end. General Practitioners working in Darwin can expect a diverse and rewarding practice and excellent work life balance. The city is excellent for families, laid back and safe with lots of activities and good schooling opportunities.

The capital of the Northern Territory Darwin enjoys a relaxed, tropical lifestyle. Darwin is an ideal base for visits to spectacular World Heritage listed areas, surrounding National Parks and attractions. Darwin has grown from an early and remote outpost to a thriving modern capital city; it is Australia's only tropical capital city and boasts a population of 127,000 with about 26,000 more in the combined satellite city of Palmerston and the surrounding rural area. The people here are from all over the world with a mix of over 60 nationalities. The Larrakia people are the traditional owners who play an active part in the Darwin community. There are many cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets at which you can discover more about the multicultural community.

GP roles in Darwin offer truly generalist general practice as well as the chance to specialise in a particular area. The location, near the sea, the city, and the outback combined with the tropical climate create an environment that will require you to utilise your generalist skills as well as the chance to encounter diverse diseases and injuries that are uncommon elsewhere.

Laidback and safe with lots of outdoor activities on the doorstep Darwin is great for families. The city is served by a number of public and private schools that cater to local and overseas students. Most schools in the city are secular, but there are a small number of Christian, Catholic and Lutheran institutions. Darwin's largest University is the Charles Darwin University which is the central provider of tertiary education in the Northern Territory, it covers both vocational and academic courses, acting as both a university and an Institute of TAFE.

Attracting substantial numbers of tourists, Darwin is a fascinating city (unlike any in the world) with a beautiful harbour, marina complexes and a diverse lively character. It is a perfect base to explore The Top End (as the tip of the Northern Territory is known) and the Kakadu National Park. The ‘Sky City’ Darwin is a welcome addition and includes accommodation, restaurants, exhibition and convention centres, live music venue and bars. As a tropical city, Darwin has two seasons, wet and dry. The wet season sees monsoonal rain and spectacular electrical storms, especially between December and March. The dry season is from May to September and is the peak tourist season, with sunshine, mild days, warm night and wonderful weather to explore outdoors.

If you’re interested in opportunities overseas, why not take a look at our Doctor's Guides. Alternatively, you can search all of the jobs we currently have available here.

If you would like further information on GP opportunities in Darwin, contact Yan Scouller on +44 (0)131 240 5274 or email

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