Darwin

Interventional Radiologists | Locum in Darwin for $3.5k - $4.5k per day | Apr to Oct 2019

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Prescript is seeking Interventional Radiologists, with Tier B interventional skills, who are available to locum in Darwin. Interventional Radiologists will be paid an additional $500 per day for their skills, including on-call. Radiologists with Tier A interventional skills will also be considered at the usual daily rate.

This locum role could see you working across a number of sites with a good mix of public and private work. Our client is ideally seeking locum Radiologists with Tier B Interventional skills who have the ability to return on a regular basis, however, if you can only commit to 1-2 weeks, please let Prescript know this too as this will be considered.

Additional weekend shifts are available and at least one half-day weekend shift is required.  Perhaps you’d prefer to do multiple weeks locuming in Darwin and use your spare time to visit the spectacular Kakadu National Park or stunning Litchfield National Park, both less than 2 hours’ drive away. 

Call or email Rebecca Doyle to find out more (Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology):

rebecca@prescript.com.au // 0434 401 379

Dates Available

📅 Locum dates between 22 April to 30 April - $4,500 per day (Tier B IR’s only) including on-call

📅 Locum dates between 1 May to 25 October - $4,000 per day (Tier B IR’s only) including on-call / $3,500 per day

Our credentialing manager, Stef McLaughlin, will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is let us know when you are free.

Would you like to hear about other location options for radiology locums too? Talk to Rebecca Doyle for a professional overview of clinical details, practice/hospital, locations, rates and inclusions.

rebecca@prescript.com.au // 0434 401 379 

The Benefits

➕ Daily rate of $4,500 (IR) + GST – 22 April to 30 April

➕ Daily rate of $4,000 (IR) / $3,500 per day (+ GST) - 1 May to 31 July

➕ Return economy flights reimbursed

➕ Hire car

➕ Self-contained accommodation

What we're looking for

✔️ Hold FRANZCR and AHPRA Specialist Registration

✔️ Current or recent emergency and trauma reporting experience

✔️ Strong interventional skills are required for this role

✔️ You must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen

Sound like you?

Contact Rebecca Doyle (Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology) – Rebecca is very happy to answer any questions.

There are three ways to find out more:

  1. Call Rebecca on 0434 401 379

  2. Email rebecca@prescript.com.au

  3. Click ‘Candidate Contact’ to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV). Nothing is booked until you 100% happy.

Next Steps with Prescript

At Prescript Recruitment, we follow a transparent, friendly process:

  • The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the company, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.

  • The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.

  • The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’

  • The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting. 


About Rebecca Doyle

Rebecca Doyle is Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology with a focus on locum and permanent positions across Australia, New Zealand and globally.

Rebecca is very happy to answer your questions.

There are three ways to contact Rebecca:

  1. Call Rebecca on 0434 401 379 

  2. Email rebecca@prescript.com.au 

  3. Click 'Candidate Contact' to ask a question online (with the option to upload your CV)

I have been very privileged to spend my career working in highly regarded organisations such as Prescript Recruitment, Johnson & Johnson Medical and St Vincent’s Hospital. Within these organisations you will find cultures of honesty, respect and well-earned reputations for their high standards of service and customer care.
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Meet the Prescript Radiology Recruitment Team

We work with FRANZCR Radiologists for locum, ongoing and teleradiology positions across regional Australia. Connect with Prescript here ⬇️  

Recruitment James Hill, Nicola Speer and Rebecca Doyle - Dedicated recruitment partners focused solely on Consultant Radiologists.

Marketing & Vacancies - Grace Clueit - Rapid promotion of locum, ongoing and teleradiology vacancies - helping Radiologists discover jobs with ease.

Credentialing & Logistics - Stef McLaughlin and Lee Kabigting - Adhere to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialingManagement of paperwork and travel logistics - making sure doctors start on time.

Finance & Payments Hugo Scales - Prescript's Finance & Payments Manager ensures Radiologists get paid promptly and smoothly.

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Prescript are medical recruitment specialists.

At Prescript we’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia.

Every day we’re focused on two clear outcomes - Helping hospitals find doctors that create departments and clinics that run better, have more capacity and less stress. And placing Doctors in jobs that leave them feeling highly valued, rewarded and, most importantly, enjoying what they do.

We believe that when we get these two crucial things right, it has a huge impact on the regional doctor shortage and the healthcare of communities across Australia.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

We’d love to hear from you!

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town

Radiologists – up to 4k per day - Darwin – March to June 2019

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Prescript now only has limited weeks available at the higher rates of $4k per day in Darwin. 

This locum role requires you to work across a number of sites with a good mix of public and private work. Our client is ideally seeking locum Radiologists who have the ability to return on a regular basis, however, if you can only commit to 1-2 weeks, please let Prescript know this too as this will be considered.

Additional on-call and weekend shifts are also offered if you’d like to earn extra money while on your locum.  Or perhaps you’d prefer to do a 2-3 weeks locuming in Darwin and use your days off to visit the spectacular Kakadu National Park or stunning Litchfield National Park, both less than 2 hours’ drive away. 

Call or email Rebecca Doyle to find out more (Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology):

rebecca@prescript.com.au // 0434 401 379

Dates Available

  • Locum dates between 4 Mar to 30 April - $4,000 per day

  • Locum dates between 1 May to 31 July - $3,500 per day

Our credentialing manager, Stef McLaughlin, will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is let us know when you are free.

Would you like to hear about other location options for radiology locums too? Talk to Rebecca Doyle for a professional overview of clinical details, practice/hospital, locations, rates and inclusions.

rebecca@prescript.com.au // 0434 401 379 

The Benefits

💲Daily rate of $4000 per day (+ GST) - 4 Mar to 30 April

💲Daily rate of $3500 per day (+ GST) - 1 May to 31 July

✈️Return economy flights reimbursed

🚗Hire car

🏢Self-contained accommodation

What we're looking for

  • Hold FRANZCR and AHPRA Specialist Registration

  • Current or recent emergency and trauma reporting experience

  • Strong interventional skills are required for this role

  • You must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen

Sound like you?

Contact Rebecca Doyle (Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology) – Rebecca is very happy to answer any questions.

There are three ways to find out more:

  1. Call Rebecca on 0434 401 379

  2. Email rebecca@prescript.com.au

  3. Click ‘Candidate Contact’ to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV). Nothing is booked until you 100% happy.

 Next Steps with Prescript

At Prescript Recruitment, we follow a transparent, friendly process:

  • The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the company, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.

  • The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.

  • The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’

  • The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting. 


More About Rebecca Doyle

Rebecca recruits for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Radiology.

rebecca@prescript.com.au // 0434 401 379 

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Meet the Prescript Radiology Recruitment Team

We work with FRANZCR Radiologists for locum, ongoing and teleradiology positions across regional Australia. Connect with Prescript here ⬇️  

Recruitment James Hill, Nicola Speer and Rebecca Doyle - Dedicated recruitment partners focused solely on Consultant Radiologists.

Marketing & Vacancies - Grace Clueit - Rapid promotion of locum, ongoing and teleradiology vacancies - helping Radiologists discover jobs with ease.

Credentialing & Logistics - Stef McLaughlin and Lee Kabigting - Adhere to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialingManagement of paperwork and travel logistics - making sure doctors start on time.

Finance & Payments Hugo Scales - Prescript's Finance & Payments Manager ensures Radiologists get paid promptly and smoothly.

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Prescript are medical recruitment specialists.

At Prescript we’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia.

Every day we’re focused on two clear outcomes - Helping hospitals find doctors that create departments and clinics that run better, have more capacity and less stress. And placing Doctors in jobs that leave them feeling highly valued, rewarded and, most importantly, enjoying what they do.

We believe that when we get these two crucial things right, it has a huge impact on the regional doctor shortage and the healthcare of communities across Australia.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

We’d love to hear from you!

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

DARWIN – TOP RATES! $3300 per day - Private/Public mix – Radiologists Book dates here

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Darwin – This is your chance to work on the most clinically diverse and fascinating cases in a friendly, supportive environment with a mix of private clinic and public hospital work, tailored to your skills profile.

Top rates are now available - $3300 per day + GST.

You will be based in the heart of Darwin with lovely accommodation, your flights provided and you’ll have a car to use.

We also encourage you to bring your partner/family if you wish to and make it a real experience where you can enjoy exploring this fascinating Northern Territory capital - Interested in finding out more? Call or email Nicola Speer (Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology):

nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799

The Benefits

  • You will be paid $3300 per day + GST.
  • You will also have return economy flights from any location in Australian or New Zealand paid for. Car hire plus accommodation for your family if you bring them.
  • Skill set: MSK essential, plus ultrasound, CT and x-ray. (Breast and/or interventional work desirable but not essential)
  • Work available across 3 x sites – A good mix of public and private

Dates Available

Week commencing:

  • 13/08
  • 20/08
  • 27/08
  • 03/09
  • 10/09
  • 17/09
  • 24/09
  • Every week from October onwards – Check in with us to book.

Our credentialing manager, Stef McLaughlin, will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is let us know when you are free.

Would you like to hear about other location options for radiology locums too? Please contact Nicola Speer, Senior Recruitment Partner at Prescript for a professional overview of clinical details, practice/hospital, locations, rates and inclusions. We make it easy!

nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799

What are we looking for?


You will have your FRANZCR and AHPRA specialist registration. You must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.

The locum will be tailored to your skills and experience. Request a full practice overview from Prescript.

Sound like you?

Contact Nicola Speer (Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology) – we are very happy to answer any questions.

There are three ways to find out more:

  1. Call Nicola on 0405 429 799
  2. Email nicola@prescript.com.au
  3. Click 'Apply / Reserve Your Locum' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV). Nothing is booked until you 100% happy.

Next Steps with Prescript

At Prescript Recruitment, we follow a transparent, friendly process:

  • The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the company, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.
  • The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.
  • The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’
  • The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting.           

More About Nicola Speer

Nicola recruits for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Radiology.

nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799

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Meet the Prescript Radiology Recruitment Team

We work with FRANZCR Radiologists for locum, ongoing and teleradiology positions across regional Australia. Connect with Prescript here ⬇️  

📌Recruitment James Hill, Nicola Speer and Rebecca Doyle - Dedicated recruitment partners focused solely on Consultant Radiologists.

📌Marketing & Vacancies Grace Clueit - Rapid promotion of locum, ongoing and teleradiology vacancies to the broadest, relevant audience.

📌Credentialing & Logistics - Stef McLaughlin - Adhere to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialingManagement of travel logisitics.

📌Finance & Payments Hugo Scales - Prescript's Finance & Payments Manager ensures smooth payment processes.

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town.
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

Darwin - Stunning NT Location - RMO / PGY3+ Locum Dates

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Darwin – The magical far North – Have you considered a locum here? Prescript has dates available from July to October 2018.

We have written our own location reports to send you which are full of great things to do and see. We are sure you will love exploring Darwin – with these placements, you will get an opportunity to explore what the Top End has to offer.

“From the sparkling harbour, beaches and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise - World famous for its fantastic international food, colourful outdoor markets and diverse activities.”

The Benefits

  • You will be paid $120.00 per hour
  • You will also have a return economy flight from any location in Australia, with accommodation provided for the duration of your time in Darwin
  • Skill set: Resident Medical Officer / PGY3+
  • Work available: A mix of day and night shifts, and RDOs to enjoy the surrounding area

Dates Available

  • 26 July to 24 October 2018
  • 23 July to 28 August 2018

Our credentialing manager, Stef McLaughlin, will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is let us know when you are free.

Would you like to hear about other location options for locums too? Talk to Prescript Recruitment for a professional overview of clinical details, hospital, locations, rates and inclusions.

What are we looking for?

You will have general AHPRA registration and be willing to complete an NT Working with Children Clearance as a priority for these placements. You must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.

Next Steps with Prescript

You can apply via this website or you can contact me (Marcia Beere) at Prescript Recruitment –marcia@prescript.com.au // 0416 544 788 – very happy to answer any questions.

  • The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the company, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.
  • The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.
  • The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’
  • The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting!             

About Marcia Beere

Marcia recruits for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Medicine and O&G.

0416 544 788 // marcia@prescript.com.au

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About Prescript Recruitment

For more information, a great place to start is www.prescript.com.au

You'll find information about our locum and permanent recruitment services for doctors, hospitals and practices.  You'll also find links to our blogs, location reports and other resources.

1300 755 498 // contact@prescript.com.au

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Darwin – Stunning NT Capital City – Radiologist Locum Dates With Private/Public Mix

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Darwin – The magical far North – Have you considered a locum here? Prescript has dates available from now to mid-2019 to choose from. 

We have written our own location reports to send you which are full of great things to do and see. We are sure you will love exploring Darwin – Other radiologists have given fantastic feedback on their locums there!

“From the sparkling harbour, beaches and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise - World famous for its fantastic international food, colourful outdoor markets and diverse activities.”

The Benefits

  • You will be paid $3000 per day + GST.
  • You will also have return economy flights from any location in Australian or New Zealand paid for. Car hire plus accommodation for your family if you bring them.
  • Skill set: MSK essential, plus ultrasound, CT and x-ray. (Breast and/or interventional work desirable but not essential)
  • Work available across 3 x sites – A good mix of public and private

Dates Available

Here are some week dates commencing:

  • 4/06
  • 11/06
  • 18/06
  • 25/06
  • 02/07
  • 09/07
  • 16/07
  • 23/07
  • 30/07
  • 06/08
  • 13/08
  • 20/08
  • 27/08
  • 03/09
  • 10/09
  • 17/09
  • 24/09
  • Every week from October onwards – Check in with us to book.

Our credentialing manager, Stef McLaughlin, will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is let us know when you are free.

Would you like to hear about other location options for radiology locums too? Talk to Prescript Recruitment for a professional overview of clinical details, practice/hospital, locations, rates and inclusions.

What are we looking for?

You will have your FRANZCR and AHPRA specialist registration. You must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.

Application Process

You can apply via this website or you can contact me (Nicola Speer) at Prescript Recruitment – nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799 – very happy to answer any questions.

  • The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the company, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.
  • The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.
  • The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’
  • The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting!             

More About Nicola Speer

Nicola recruits for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Radiology.

nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799

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About Prescript Recruitment

For more information, a great place to start is www.prescript.com.au

You'll find information about our locum and permanent recruitment services for doctors, hospitals and practices.  You'll also find links to our blogs, location reports and other resources.

1300 755 498 // contact@prescript.com.au

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Darwin – Stunning NT Capital City – Radiologist Locum Dates With Private/Public Mix

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Darwin – The magical far North – Have you considered a locum here? Prescript has dates available from now to mid-2019 to choose from. 

We have written our own location reports to send you which are full of great things to do and see. We are sure you will love exploring Darwin – Other radiologists have given fantastic feedback on their locums there!

“From the sparkling harbour, beaches and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise - World famous for its fantastic international food, colourful outdoor markets and diverse activities.”

The Benefits

  • You will be paid $3000 per day + GST.
  • You will also have return economy flights from any location in Australian or New Zealand paid for. Car hire plus accommodation for your family if you bring them.
  • Skill set: MSK essential, plus ultrasound, CT and x-ray. (Breast and/or interventional work desirable but not essential)
  • Work available across 3 x sites – A good mix of public and private

Dates Available

Here are some week dates commencing:

  • 14/05
  • 21/05
  • 28/05
  • 4/06
  • 11/06
  • 18/06
  • 25/06
  • 02/07
  • 09/07
  • 16/07
  • 23/07
  • 30/07
  • 06/08
  • 13/08
  • 20/08
  • 27/08
  • 03/09
  • 10/09
  • 17/09
  • 24/09
  • Every week from October onwards – Check in with us to book.

Our credentialing manager, Stef McLaughlin, will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is let us know when you are free.

Would you like to hear about other location options for radiology locums too? Talk to Prescript Recruitment for a professional overview of clinical details, practice/hospital, locations, rates and inclusions.

What are we looking for?

You will have your FRANZCR and AHPRA specialist registration. You must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.

Application Process

You can apply via this website or you can contact me (Nicola Speer) at Prescript Recruitment – nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799 – very happy to answer any questions.

  • The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the company, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.
  • The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.
  • The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’
  • The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting!             

More About Nicola Speer

Nicola recruits for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Radiology.

nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799

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About Prescript Recruitment

For more information, a great place to start is www.prescript.com.au

You'll find information about our locum and permanent recruitment services for doctors, hospitals and practices.  You'll also find links to our blogs, location reports and other resources.

1300 755 498 // contact@prescript.com.au

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Darwin - Location Report

WHAT

WHERE

DARWIN

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QUINTESSENTIAL DARWIN

The vast Northern Territory of Australia occupies about one sixth of Australia's total landmass. Darwin, the capital city of the territory, is a great place to be based, with an incredible range of truly unique experiences to enjoy - and the perfect gateway to exploring other parts of this incredible part of the world, also known in Australia as the Top End.

Situated on the edge of a vast harbour, larger by comparison than Sydney's, Darwin is Australia’s only fully tropical city, with a fascinating diversity of people, culture, history and natural wonders.

Darwin, facing out over the Timor Sea, is a vibrant, exciting city that draws on its cultural diversity in its array of food, entertainment and lifestyle – and offers plenty to show off the Northern Territory’s remarkable scenery from rainforest wilderness, desert to ocean and the abundant wildlife in each of these contrasting environments.

More than 50 nationalities are represented here, including the indigenous people whose history, art and culture is a must to learn about whilst here. Reflecting the many nationalities living here in Darwin, the food markets and local restaurants also provide a delicious culinary map to enjoy.

FOOD

Darwin has plenty to offer the culinary adventurer. Buzzing street-side restaurants and bars, Darwin's cultural mix is deliciously represented in the many places to eat within the city. Fresh, local seafood, Asian food, Australian bush food, European food with a local flavour – and you always have the choice from 5 star fine dining to casual restaurants to delicious street stalls and cheap, good quality food.

FOOD MARKETS

An essential visit to experience the heart of Darwin’s diversity is the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Enjoy international cuisine from over 60 food stalls – Fresh, fun, cheap, good street food – Sri Lankan, Turkish, Greek, Cambodian, Japanese, Malaysian, Indonesian, local Australian – and eat on the beach as the sun sets over the Arafura Sea.

There are also arts and crafts stalls to browse for hand made items, local and international. Music, street performers, fire twirling, ice cream carts and fresh, tropical fruit vendors all add to the great atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Mindil Beach Sunset Market is held Sunday and Thursday nights during the dry season – check the website or information centres for details. Mindil Beach is about 2km from Darwin's city centre - an easy walk or jump on buses 4 or 6 instead.

ESSENTIAL ADVENTURES

The natural wonders of the Northern Territory’s famous national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield are only a few hours' drive away and easily accessible by car or through organised tours. Enjoy the heart of Australia on a day tour of adventure and discovery. Towering termite mounds, waterfalls to swim in, wildlife to observe. Take a ride on the Adelaide River where you can spot huge crocodiles from the safety of the boat. Perhaps take the opportunity to go out on an ocean trip, fishing or sight seeing.

Families often enjoy the local adventure parks where visitors can see crocodiles or interact with other wildlife in the Top End. One such place is The Territory Wildlife Park, a 45-minute drive south of Darwin, allows you to see dingoes, enjoy their walk-through aviary, nocturnal house, goose lagoon, aquarium, billabong and monsoon forest walk.

INDIGENOUS ART AND CULTURE

Take the opportunity to explore the enthralling culture of the local Pudakul people on an authentic, nature-based experience. Learn about bush tucker (food) and traditional medicine, try blowing a didgeridoo, play the clapsticks, throw a spear and see basket and dilly bag making demonstrations. Discover the significance of Dreamtime and Djukbinj, the Rainbow Serpent and enjoy damper (bush bread) and tea.

Take some time to explore the well-appointed museums that explain and celebrate the city and territory’s past. The history of this land is truly remarkable – the sad times, the good times – so important for us to learn about and acknowledge in this land steeped in culture.  Stunning galleries showcase the region's rich indigenous art and offer explanations of the significance of each piece.

Didgeridoo and clap sticks being played at the Seabreeze Festival

Didgeridoo and clap sticks being played at the Seabreeze Festival

Tiwi Islands

A visit to the Top End would not be complete without a trip to the Tiwi Islands called Melville and Bathurst. The island of Bathurst is just a short boat trip from Darwin. There you can experience life in a modern-day Aboriginal community - learn about the rich and fascinating history and culture of the Tiwi people and take the opportunity to purchase examples of the unique and wonderful Tiwi Island arts and crafts.

AND…RELAX

Once you’re done with adventuring for the day, you might like to watch a movie under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema in Darwin. Perhaps climb aboard a luxury yacht or an old 'pearl lugger' for a dinner cruise around Darwin’s magnificent harbour at sunset. Or, just enjoy a simple sunset picnic with a cold beer and some local food.

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USEFUL LINKS

Lonely Planet - Darwin

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Travel NT - useful travel information including accommodation, tours and weather

GETTING THERE

The terminal at Darwin International Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both domestic and international flights leave from the same building. The city centre of Darwin is just 15 minutes drive from the airport.

 
Darwin is a place of spiritual, cultural and natural wonder – to be respected and absorbed in awe. To spend a few days or weeks here will surely be a life-long highlight.

Have we tempted you yet?  If you would like to try life in Darwin and locum for a week or two, I would be delighted to help.  You can contact me via nicola@prescript.com.au / 0405429799 or click on the button below to request a call, subscribe for updates or register as a candidate.