Two men picking mangoesThe Northern Territory is one of Australia's fastest growing regions and is destined for unprecedented future growth. The Northern Territory's location at the top of Australia puts it closer to Asia than to Australia's major cities, making Darwin Australia's Gateway to Asia. The Northern Territory is on track to become a major oil and gas operations and maintenance hub. A new marine supply base will provide state-of-the-art facilities to service offshore oil and gas operations. In January 2012 one of Australia's largest offshore / onshore gas projects, INPEX was announced. This USD $34 billion project alone is expected to create 3000 direct jobs and many more indirect job opportunities.

The spin-offs will include an unparalleled demand for skilled tradespeople of every kind and professionals across various sectors including engineering, hospitality, nursing, medicine, teaching and engineering.

How do I find a job?

So now the question is just how do I find a job? The best place to start is with local recruitment agencies, local newspapers and online. Here are some helpful links.

Local newspapers

The NT News and Sunday Territorian - Darwin and the Centralian Advocate - Alice Springs have position vacant advertisements automatically go to the CareerOne website.

Northern Territory news websites

National websites that include Northern Territory Jobs include:


Northern Territory Government Jobs


This is not a complete list of job websites and job hunters are encouraged to look online as there are many websites that list job vacancies in the Northern Territory.

Territory Worker Database

Looking for Work? The Northern Territory Government manages a database that is used by local businesses to find staff. Register your details and upload your resume.

Recruitment agencies

Visit our directory of recruitment agencies in the Northern Territory.

Business and family networks

Like most places, who you know can often be the difference. If you have friends or family in the Northern Territory make sure they know you are coming and ask them to keep an eye out for possible work.

Working Holiday (Subclass 417) visas

To find out more about working holiday visas and eligibility go to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.