Darwin, a natural northern bulwark

Darwin port has always been a safe haven and vital asset in a sometimes unstable region.


The 2016 Defence White Paper committed the Government to increasing Defence’s international engagement particularly with countries in the South Pacific and South-East Asia. Darwin provides a fit-for-purpose hub from which to base ADF assets prior to deployment into the region as part of its enhanced international exercises.

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