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Make it to the Top

There are so many ways to make it to the Top by working in the Northern Territory.

Our economy is growing fast and Territorian employers are offering top working conditions to attract skilled workers to move up and join in.

Our wages are strong, our business hours are flexible and we balance work with play as a way of life.  

Diverse roles and plentiful job opportunities mean that you can choose a role in the Territory that fits you perfectly.

Most workers experience an accelerated career pathway in the Territory meaning you can grow, learn and get to the top much quicker.

We welcome the bold and the innovative.

We invite you, to Move to the Top #movetotheTerritory

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Sakib

Sakib

Bangladesh-born hospitality professional Sakib Mohammad loves living in the Territory. He particularly appreciates its job opportunities, multiculturalism, natural beauty, friendliness and good lifestyle. “Almost anyone I meet comes from abroad or other parts of Australia, which makes me feel like I am one of them,” he says. Life in Australia was “completely different” at first – he started as a casual worker in a restaurant and then as a hotel housekeeper. But opportunities opened up when he made the sensible decision to move to the Territory in 2018. Sakib says good job opportunities are “abundant” in the Territory. He is getting into the rhythm of Territory life – he played A grade cricket for the Alice Springs Tigers in the 2018-19 season. “I want to stay in Australia permanently and I want to stay in the Northern Territory – because these days I feel like I am a Territorian.”

Mostofa Mahin

Mostofa

Bangladesh-born Mostofa Mahin loves a lot of things about living in the Northern Territory – and near the top of the list is the sense of space. The Territory Health Department administrator is delighted that his home town of Dhaka and Darwin have two things in common – weather and mangoes. “Darwin is a good place,” he says. “Everyone is friendly. People are always smiling. And it’s very multicultural – there are people here from all over the world. I like that.” Mostofa and Humaira enjoy the welcoming nature and vibrancy of Darwin life. He has got involved in the Territory community – he plays for University Cricket Club and is president of the Darwin Tigers. Mostofa hopes to settle permanently in Australia to make a new life with his wife.

Max Stretton

Max

There are many things that Max Stretton enjoys about living in the Territory – the lifestyle, the friendliness, the multiculturalism and the unparalleled work opportunities. But it’s the NT’s role in connecting Australia to Asia that excites him most. Max loves living in the Northern Territory and is an enthusiastic ambassador for its role as the Gateway to Asia. He likes to say that he is a “product” of a government partnership between Australia and Indonesia – his Balinese mother met his father while she was on a teacher exchange in Darwin. Max now works for a thriving Darwin-based company offering political and commercial strategy advice to companies wanting to establish major projects in the NT.

Danielle

Danielle

Dr Danielle Esler, who is a specialist in primary care and public health, was lured back to the Northern Territory by good job opportunities and a friendly, relaxed lifestyle. She worked in Darwin from 2003-04 and then moved back interstate. But that slog to and from work in Melbourne finally made her realise that there was life beyond being stuck in traffic jams. Moving to the Territory has never been simpler for skilled workers. She works in the Health Department’s COVID-19 response team after 12 months as acting deputy chief health officer.

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The Territory is home to people from across Australia and the world. We welcome new Territorians to join us in calling our vibrant community, home.