The Northern Territory is one of the most sparsely settled environments on the planet, spanning more than 1.3 million square kilometres from the centre to the northerly coast of Australia. The capital, Darwin, is nestled in the tropical north and enjoys a relaxed outdoor lifestyle with warm weather all year round. It is also home to some of the most scenic and well known Australian landscapes such as Kakadu, Alice Springs and Uluru.

A Few Facts
Area: ....................................................................... 1,349,129 km²
Territory Capital: ...................................................................Darwin
Metro Population: .............................................................. 129,100
State-wide Population: ........................................................ 231,300
Coastline: ........................................................................5,437 km
Time Zone: ........................GMT +9.5 hours, no daylight saving time
Phone Dialling Code: ...............................................................+618
Average Daily January (Summer) Temperature: ..................... 32.4°C
Average Daily July (Winter) Temperature: .............................. 30.6°C
Distance of Airport to CBD: .....................................................15 km
Driving a Vehicle: ................................ www.nt.gov.au/transport/mvr
Public Transport Services: ................. www.nt.gov.au/transport/public
Territory Tourism Website: ............................. www.tourismnt.com.au
Territory Education Website: ...................... www.education.nt.gov.au

Public Holidays for 2015
New Year’s Day............................................... Thursday 1st January
Australia Day .................................................Monday 26th January
Good Friday .............................................................Friday 3rd April
Easter Saturday ....................................................Saturday 4th April
Easter Monday...................................................... Monday 6th April
Anzac Day .........................................................Saturday 25th April
May Day ................................................................Monday 4th May
Queen’s Birthday...................................................Monday 8th June
Picnic Day........................................................ Monday 3rd August
Christmas Day.............................................. Friday 25th December
Boxing Day .................................................Monday 28th December

Government School Term Dates for 2015
Term 1: .....................................................23rd January - 2nd April
Term 2: ........................................................ 13th April - 19th June
Term 3: ................................................ 20th July - 25th September
Term 4: ............................................. 5th October - 11th December

Shopping Hours
Shopping hours are generally 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday, 9.00am to 3.00pm Sunday.
Major shopping centres in large towns have longer hours with some open to midnight whilst others are open 24 hours.