Moving to Darwin and the Northern Territory

Moving to Darwin & NT

We invite you to browse the pages of BCL to find a wide variety of information related to your needs and interests .

On this page we have grouped links to information of particular interest to people planning to move to Darwin.

Entry Visas etc

  • Australian Immigration
    • Fact Sheets
    • Information for migrants and refugees
    • Information for –
      • Workers for professionals and other skilled workers seeking work or business in Australia
      • Migrants People moving permanently to Australia or returning from overseas
      • Visitors Tourists, working holiday makers, people visiting family or friends, or visiting for business or an event
      • Students People studying or seeking study, training, or skills development in Australia. Education agents and providers
      • Employers Employers who sponsor skilled people to work in Australia
      • Applications & Forms Online and printable applications, information forms and booklets
      • Humanitarian Information for people seeking assistance under the refugee and humanitarian programme
  • Australian Customs Service
  • Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
    includes info on taking your cat, dog or other animals into or out of Australia
  • Medicare Information Kit for new arrivals translated into 19 languages. This website contains important information about Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, Australian Organ Donor Register and Family Assistance Office. Find out about your entitlements to Medicare, how to get a Medicare card, how to enrol your children on the Immunisation Register, how to become an organ donor etc.


You must have the appropriate visa to work in Australia. See

Cost of Living


It is usually best to stay in a hotel or hostel when you first arrive and then look for accommodation through local real estate agents.


Moving to a new city or country can be difficult without support. These contacts may be of use to you. Advice offered on newsgroups and mailing lists may not be reliable. Please seek professional advice when needed.



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