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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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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.

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.

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.

Yunita Hasar

Yunita

Indonesian-born doctor Yunita Hasar likes the job opportunities, friendliness and happy melting pot community of the Northern Territory. She has lived in Darwin for four years. “I like it here. People are friendly and good to each other. And it’s so multicultural. I meet lots of other Indonesian people – sometimes it feels like I’m back in Indonesia.” Yunita was a doctor in Indonesia but needs to sit registration examinations before she can practice in Australia. “The exams are very difficult – there is so much to learn – but I’m working hard to get through them.” “I have been given far more work opportunities in the Northern Territory than my Indonesian friends in other states. There’s a big demand for doctors and nurses in the NT.”

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.

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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.