Holtze, Northern Territory

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DarwinNorthern Territory
Holtze NT.jpg
Holtze is located in Northern Territory
Coordinates12°27′40″S 130°59′02″E / 12.461°S 130.984°E / -12.461; 130.984Coordinates: 12°27′40″S 130°59′02″E / 12.461°S 130.984°E / -12.461; 130.984
Population1,810 (2016 census)[1]
Established4 April 2007[2]
LGA(s)Litchfield Municipality
Territory electorate(s)Nelson
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Holtze:
Knuckey Lagoon Knuckey Lagoon
Shoal Bay
Howard Springs
Knuckey Lagoon
Holtze Howard Springs
Pinelands Yarrawonga
Howard Springs
Howard Springs
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[3][4]

Holtze is a locality of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It is 22 km southeast of the Darwin CBD. Its local government area is the Municipality of Litchfield. The locality is mostly a rural area, just north Palmerston. It may have been named for Maurice William Holtze (1840–1923), the botanist who established Darwin's Botanical Gardens, or his son Nicholas, who succeeded him as curator.[5]

In September 2010, the Northern Territory Government announced that new Darwin’s prison precinct, Doug Owston Correctional Centre, will be built in Holtze about four kilometres north of Howard Springs Road.[6] In July 2012, a road in Holtze was registered and named after prison officer, Reginald Anthony Willard (1943–1997), who worked at the correctional centre.[7]


In the 2016 Census, there were 1,810 people in Holtze. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 44.4% of the population.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Holtze (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Search results for 'Holtze (Locality)'". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Holtze". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Litchfield Municipality Localities" (PDF). Place Names Committee. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Holtze (Locality) Litchfield in "The Origin of Suburbs, Localities, Towns and Hundreds in the Greater Darwin area"". Place Names Committee for the Northern Territory. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  6. ^ "New prison to be built at Holtze". Reach Business Pty Ltd. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Willard Road". NT Place Names Register. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013.