Bagot Road

Bagot Road is a major arterial road in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. The road forms part of the main transport route between the Central Business District, northern suburbs and Darwin International Airport. The origins of the name Bagot Road is believed to be in reference to the Bagot family of South Australia, who had significant land holdings in the early Northern Territory.[1] In 2010, the road was used by an average of 34,487 vehicles per day.[2] Due to the high traffic volumes, a number of major retailers and fast food outlets are situated along Bagot Road. Darwinbus Route 10 and Orbital Link services travel the length of Bagot Road with frequent stops in both directions.[3]

Bagot Road

Aerial view of Bagot Road, Ludmilla looking south towards the Stuart Highway
General information
Length4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Major junctions
South endStuart Highway, Ludmilla
North endCoconut Grove
Major suburbsBagot, Eaton, Millner

Bagot Road begins in the suburb of Ludmilla at a partially grade separated intersection with the Stuart Highway. A flyover carrying citybound traffic opened in 1981 to reduce congestion and was the first grade-separated intersection in the Northern Territory.[4] Bagot Road continues with dual carriageways providing for three lanes of traffic in each direction for most of its length. Major intersections at Totem Road/Osgood Drive and McMillans Road are controlled by traffic lights and provide access to the airport, while another set of traffic lights at Fitzgerald Street, Millner allows access to the Homemaker Village, Darwin's second largest shopping centre. Past the Homemaker Village, Bagot Road becomes Trower Road extending northeast towards Casuarina from the junction with Nightcliff Road.

Prior to 1968 Bagot Road continued into the suburb of Nightcliff itself, however this section was then renamed Nightcliff Road past Progress Drive.[1]

See also

Australian Roads portal


  1. "Place Names Register Extract - Bagot Road". Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  2. "Annual Traffic Report 2010" (PDF). Department of Lands and Planning, Northern Territory Government. 2010. Archived from the original (pdf) on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  3. "Public Bus Services". Department of Transport, Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  4. "Northern Territory Chronicle 1981" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. Archived from the original (pdf) on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
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