Coconut Grove, Northern Territory

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Coconut Grove
DarwinNorthern Territory
Coconut Grove NT.jpg
Population3,050 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,180/km2 (5,640/sq mi)
Area1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location8.7 km (5 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Nightcliff
Federal division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Coconut Grove:
Nightcliff Nightcliff Rapid Creek
Nightcliff Coconut Grove Rapid Creek
East Point Ludmilla Eaton
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[2][3]

Coconut Grove is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia within the local government area of City of Darwin.


Coconut Grove is named for the grove of coconuts on the coastal fringe of the area. Development of Coconut Grove dates back to the pre-war years when it was mainly used for farming, but the suburb primarily grew from the 1960s.

Coconut Grove is a small residential and light industrial suburb.[citation needed] Coconut Grove is bounded by Progress Drive in the north, Bagot Road in the east, Totem Road in the south and the Darwin Harbour foreshore in the west.[2] Most streets in Coconut Grove are named after local Darwin residents, interstate visitors and crew who lost their lives during the shipwreck of the SS Gothenburg off the Queensland coast in 1875.[4]

Coconut Grove is usually associated with the adjacent northern Darwin suburbs of Nightcliff, Millner and Rapid Creek.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coconut Grove (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Coconut Grove". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Darwin City Council Suburbs" (PDF). Place Names Committee. Northern Territory Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ NT Government (2007). The Origin of Suburbs, Localities, Towns and Hundreds in the Greater Darwin area (Coconut Grove) Archived 23 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 1 January 2008.

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Coordinates: 12°23′56″S 130°51′9″E / 12.39889°S 130.85250°E / -12.39889; 130.85250