Study and live in Darwin
WeatherDarwin has two seasons, 'wet' and 'dry'. The wet season runs from November–April and has high humidity and storms, while the dry season (May–October) has sunny days and cool nights.
- Summer average: 29°C
- Winter average: 25°C
- Average rainfall: 1,700 mm
- Working in darwin
Darwin's most significant employment sector is public administration and safety, generating over 10,000 jobs in the 2013/14 financial year. Health care and social assistance are the city's second-largest employer, followed by construction, education, and retail training.
Darwin's economy is currently very service-orientated to accommodate the needs of its swiftly-growing population. As a result, there has been significant growth in the construction sector and high demand for workers in that area.
- Studying in Darwin
The Northern Territory has a solid educational culture, with more students enrolled in higher education per capita than anywhere else in Australia. Charles Darwin University is Darwin's most well-known institution, offering a wide range of courses and regional study centres throughout the territory. The Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education is a unique institution that currently enrolled more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students than anywhere else. It has a campus in Darwin, as well as study rooms and annexes throughout the territory.
Darwin's public transport is a bus network operated by a range of contracted companies, including Buslink and Territory Transit. Taxis are also available in Darwin and travelling by car is a popular option. Drivers from interstate or overseas can drive on an international or State licence but must apply for a Northern Territory licence within three months of living there. The Australian railway has a popular service from Darwin to Adelaide that offers a unique journey through the Australian outback. The service also has links to the east and west coasts.
- The Northern Territory
The Northern Territory, often fondly referred to as Australia's 'Top End', has its unique flavour in its culture, environment and history. Known for the arid outback landscape in its central regions, particularly Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), the vast sandstone formation is a popular draw for visitors and a natural phenomenon of cultural significance for locals. Along its northern coast, the NT has monsoonal weather and plenty of beautiful scenery.
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