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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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Eric Lacroix

Eric

Eric Lacroix came to Australia on a working holiday visa and had every intention of returning to France. But he immediately fell for the Northern Territory’s lifestyle. He has been in the Territory since 2018 and now wants to settle permanently. Eric found that Darwin offered much more than other cities, particularly job opportunities, outdoor adventure, natural beauty and what he calls “an untouched land”. He enjoys the “vibe” of the city – “the lifestyle and the laid-back way” – and loves the Aboriginal culture and history.

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.

Leticia Bassler

Leticia

Brazilian Leticia Bassler has never regretted for one minute her decision to leave her homeland and settle in the Northern Territory. Leticia’s 19-year-old daughter Amanda was 16 when she arrived in the Territory and went to Darwin High School. She made good friends and appreciates that her life in Darwin is “better and safer” than in Brazil. Amanda got good grades in Year 12 and is now studying accounting at Charles Darwin University – and loves it. Mother and daughter enjoy Darwin. “We really like living here. It’s a small city and a safe place. It’s got beautiful beaches, beautiful sunsets and a very nice waterfront.

Sukran Maden

Sukran

Sukran Maden knows that the Northern Territory has much going for it. But it’s the lifestyle that delights Sukran. “I remember when I first arrived in Darwin,” she says. “I was cycling to work and it was so lovely that I found myself smiling. No traffic, no congestion. Just five minutes from my home to the office.” The graphic designer, who has a swag of in-demand skills, including web design, soon found that Darwin’s unbeatable lifestyle is complemented by tremendous professional opportunities. Her experience of getting a good, well-paid job quickly is typical of skilled migrants – the Territory’s growing and diversifying economy is creating exciting opportunities for skilled workers. “Coming to Australia was the best decision of my life.”

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.

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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.