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Developing the North: NT Population Series – Darwin and Palmerston Forums
The Northern Australian Development Office invites you to participate in a community panel to discuss population in the Northern Territory.
Date: Tuesday 19 July (Darwin), Monday 25 July (Palmerston)
Time: 4.30pm for 5.00pm start to 7.00pm
Venue: Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre (Darwin), Rydges Palmerston (Palmerston)
In 1995 the Northern Territory population was 176,865*, growing to 244,484* in 2015 and is expected to reach 356,000* in 2040.

The community panel, chaired by Northern Australia Development Office’s General Manager Luke Bowen will discuss what population growth will mean for the Territory.


The panel is seeking your views on:
· The increase in population;
· What influences change; and

· What do you see as important for the future?


For more information or to RSVP, please contact NADO on 8999 6022 or email


*Source – Australia Bureau of Statistics 2015, cat. no. 3101.0, ABS, Canberra; Australia Bureau of Statistics 1995, cat. no. 3211.7, ABS, Canberra; Northern Territory Population Projections 2011.
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  1. Ali Mata on March 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve heard good things about the Northern Territory. Many jobs and opportunities for foreigners. I am currently studying in Sydney but I’m thinking to apply for an NT visa at the end of the year. How long is the process?

    • Manuela Seiberth on March 31, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Hi Ali,
      That’s great you’ve heard good things about the NT. It is a fantastic place indeed with more visa options than anywhere else in Australia due to the Regional factor.
      With regards to the length of the process, it depends on your occupation and how many points you have. If you apply for a State Sponsored Visa, e.g. Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) or Skilled Regional Provisional visa (Subclass 489), it usually takes up to 3 months to be processed. You can check processing times here

      Please note that you have to undergo a skills assessment prior to applying for the visas above. Click here to find out more about Skilled Visas. Or contact us for further advice and assistance with your visa!

  2. Alex Pierreu on April 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Hello Northern Immigration Australia!

    I am French and I am a truck driver. Is it true that the Northern Territory sponsor truck drivers?
    I live in Melbourne at the moment but the work is bad and no sponsor.
    Can you please tell me? If it’s true I will move to Darwin!
    Looking forward to your reply.

    • Manuela Seiberth on April 5, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Hi Alex,
      Thanks for your comment. It is true that truck drivers as well as bus drivers or delivery drivers can get sponsored in the Northern Territory.
      The NT has a so called Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the Australian Government which allows semi-skilled workers to migrate.
      Please contact us, we can help you with the sponsorship and visa process!

  3. Yasmin Yazgan on April 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Hello there,
    My family (husband and 2 children) and I are considering moving to Australia through skilled immigration program and it looks like the only state which can accept us based on the shortage skill than we have (marketing specialist) is northern territory. To be honest, we have never thought that part of Australia, since as far as we know, there are very few qualified jobs and the weather is a bit rainy and hot over there 🙂 My husband has 10+ years experience in digital marketing and I have experience in banking sector. We are really not sure whether to apply or not; and we dont have much time as we are almost 40 years old and the points are decreasing due to the age. Btw, we are from İstanbul, Turkey 🙂 Would you recommend Darwin? Do you think that we could find jobs over there? (My husband has a bachelor degree in electronics and communication engineering and I have an MBA from Turkey. I would really appreciate your comments particularly about job market. And one final question is, when we apply through northern territory , are we able to change the state to live sometime later or do we have to live there for a couple of years? thanks in advance

    • Manuela Seiberth on April 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Dear Yasmin,
      Thanks for your message.
      We can highly recommend the Northern Territory as a place to live and there are many jobs available due to a low unemployment rate and many opportunities. You can read more about WHY Northern Australia here.
      If you would like to get advice about visas you would need to book a consultation. The consultation can be conducted by phone, Skype, email or face to face if in Darwin.
      We also offer Employment Services for people from overseas who are looking for work and/or sponsorship. You can find more info here.
      Please contact us if you wish to book a consultation or use our Employment Services.

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