Marrara, Northern Territory

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DarwinNorthern Territory
Northlakes Shopping Centre, Marrara
Marrara is located in Northern Territory
Coordinates 12°23′54″S 130°52′48″E / 12.39833°S 130.88000°E / -12.39833; 130.88000Coordinates: 12°23′54″S 130°52′48″E / 12.39833°S 130.88000°E / -12.39833; 130.88000
Population 1,444 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 316.7/km2 (820.2/sq mi)
Established 1869
Postcode(s) 0812
Area 4.56 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location 11.5 km (7 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Sanderson
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Marrara:
Jingili Anula
Darwin International Airport Marrara Karama
Darwin International Airport Darwin International Airport Berrimah

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


Shown on Goyder's original surveys of Darwin in 1869 was the swamp between the suburb and the Darwin International Airport, but like Leanyer, the name is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal name for the area.

The streets in the residential area of the suburb are named after golf courses at the request of the Darwin Golf Club who developed the residential subdivision in order to develop the greens. It is also near the International Airport serving direct flights to the Philippines via Philippine Airlines.


Airnorth has its head office on the property of Darwin International Airport in Marrara.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Marrara (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Contact us." Airnorth. Retrieved 10 February 2011. "Administration 4 Lancaster Road MARRARA."

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