Alawa, Northern Territory

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DarwinNorthern Territory
Alawa NT.jpg
Population 2,291 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,910/km2 (4,940/sq mi)
Established 1960s
Postcode(s) 0810
Area 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Casuarina
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Alawa:
Brinkin Casuarina Wanguri
Rapid Creek Alawa Wagaman
Millner Jingili Moil

Alawa is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It is bounded by Dripstone Road, parts of Lakeside Drive and the Rapid Creek. It is in the local government area of City of Darwin.


The suburb of Alawa was constructed in the late 1960s. Alawa is named after the Alawa Aboriginal tribe who inhabited an area on the southern tributaries.[2] The street names in Alawa commemorate the residents and workers, at the old Post Office, who were killed in the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942, and the boats and people associated with the early settlement of Palmerston (Port Darwin).

Present day[edit]

Alawa's boundary borders the Casuarina Shopping centre. the largest shopping centre in the Territory. The suburb also has a primary school and a smaller shopping centre.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Alawa (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 December 2007. 
  2. ^ The Origin of Suburbs, Localities, Towns and Hundreds in the Greater Darwin area. Retrieved 2007-12-16

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Coordinates: 12°22′48″S 130°52′23″E / 12.380°S 130.873°E / -12.380; 130.873