City of Palmerston

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City of Palmerston
Northern Territory
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Location within Darwin metropolitan area
Population 33,786 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 638.7/km2 (1,654.2/sq mi)
Established 1981
Area 52.9 km2 (20.4 sq mi)
Mayor Ian Abbott
Council seat Palmerston City
Region Outer Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Blain, Brennan, Drysdale, Spillett
Federal Division(s) Solomon
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Website City of Palmerston
LGAs around City of Palmerston:
Darwin Litchfield
Wagait City of Palmerston Litchfield
Litchfield Litchfield Litchfield

The City of Palmerston is a local government area of the Northern Territory. It contains the suburbs of Darwin's satellite city, Palmerston, and is situated between the outer industrial areas of Darwin and the rural areas of Howard Springs. The City covers an area of 52.9 square kilometres (20.4 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had a population of 33,786.[1]

The Palmerston City Council consists of the Mayor and six aldermen. The city is not divided into wards, thus each alderman represents constituents from the entire city. Council elections are held on the third Saturday in March in leap years.


The City of Palmerston was incorporated in 1981 under the Local Government Act (NT), and in 2000 was proclaimed the Northern Territory's second city.


Suburbs of the inner city and of the outskirts, with post codes in parenthesis:

Suburbs Map Inner City Outskirts
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Sister cities[edit]

Looking over the suburb of Farrar

Communications between the City of Palmerston and Kupang ceased in 2009 and a letter from previous Mayor, Robert Macleod was sent to the Mayor of Kupang advising him that Council had decided not to enter into a new agreement with the City of Kupang [2].


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Coordinates: 12°29′38″S 130°58′54″E / 12.4939°S 130.9818°E / -12.4939; 130.9818