Moil, Northern Territory

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DarwinNorthern Territory
Shopping complex at Moil
Population 2,304 (?)[citation needed]
 • Density 2,300/km2 (5,970/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 0810
Area 1.0 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Location 11.7 km (7 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Johnston
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Moil:
Alawa Wagaman Wulagi
Jingili Moil Anula
Darwin International Airport Marrara Marrara

Moil is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.


Moil was built before Cyclone Tracy in 1974. It derives its name from the Aboriginal people on the Moyle River who inhabit an area on the lower reaches of the Daly River and around Port Keats.

And, speaking of Northern Territory... (From the Robert W. Service Poem, "The Cremation of Sam McGee")

First Verse:

"There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who MOIL for gold;
The Arctic Trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake LeBarge
I cremated Sam McGee."

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Coordinates: 12°23′20″S 130°52′45″E / 12.38889°S 130.87917°E / -12.38889; 130.87917