Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield

Services offered to support Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield businesses include:

  • guidance on licence, permit and association applications and requirements
  • lodgement of in-person applications for across government agencies
  • issue and replace across government licences and permits
  • grants and funding assistance programs for business
  • personalised business licensing and regulation reports
  • referral to specialist support and advisory services that are available to business.

Call 1800 193 111 or email

Service map

The Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield team cover the following area.

Boundaries and towns that Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield TBC service.

Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield team

There are a number of staff that support business in the Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield region, some of the team are listed below.

Portrait shot of Vanessa CarusiDarwin

Vanessa Carusi

A/Regional Manager

View Vanessa's profile

Portrait shot of Graeme KevernDarwin

Graeme Kevern

Senior Small Business Champion

View Graeme's profile

Portrait shot of Ricky BorgDarwin

Ricky Borg

Small Business Champion

View Ricky's profile

Blank male headshotDarwin

Steve Newland

Smarter Business Solutions SBC

View Steve's profile

Portrait shot of Robyn SecrettDarwin

Robyn Secrett

Small Business Champion

View Robyn's profile

Portrait shot of Jodie StevensDarwin

Jodie Stevens

Small Business Champion

View Jodie's profile

Portrait shot of Caroline VillaflorDarwin

Caroline Villaflor

Small Business Champion

View Caroline's profile

Portrait shot of Bo LeightonDarwin

Bo Leighton

Workforce Development Officer

View Bo's profile

Location and opening hours

Get the address and up-to-date opening hours on the Northern Territory Government website.

About the Darwin region

The Darwin region includes the cities of Darwin, Palmerton and the Litchfield Shire, East Arm and Robertson Barracks. The region is home to about 147,200 people, around 60% of the Territory’s population. Greater Darwin has the lowest proportion of young people among the regions, with about 32% aged 24 years and under, and the highest proportion of population aged 65 years and over, at about 9%.

Darwin is the Territory’s capital city and is the main population and administrative centre. Major industries include construction, defence, retail, tourism, rental hiring and real estate services, public administration and safety, and health care. Darwin is the key gateway to the Territory’s regional centres and tourist attractions, and is an important strategic centre in the broader region to the north for trade and defence.

Major industries in Palmerston and the Litchfield Shire include construction, aquaculture, horticulture, cattle and crocodile farming, defence, and liquefied natural gas and helium production. The Robertson Barracks army base, located near Palmerston, hosts the ongoing rotations of US Marines in the Territory each year. The development of East Arm, including the Marine Industry Park and the Darwin ship lift facility, will support the defence, logistics and freight sectors and aid future oil and gas activity in the Territory.

Source: Budget 2021-22: East Arnhem regional fact sheet.

Back to top

Stay in touch

Subscribe to get the latest news updates from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, or visit us on social.