Coonawarra, Northern Territory

Coonawarra is a south-eastern suburb in the city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia.[3]

Darwin, Northern Territory
Defence Establishment Berrimah, Coonawarra
Coordinates12°26′03″S 130°54′27″E[1]
Population78 (2016 census)[2]
Location11.3 km (7 mi) from Darwin City
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Fong Lim
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Coonawarra:
Winnellie Winnellie
Hidden Valley
Coonawarra Berrimah
Hidden Valley Hidden Valley Berrimah
Hidden Valley
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[3]

Defence Establishment Berrimah and the Northern Immigration Detention Centre are located in Coonawarra.

The suburb's name is derived from HMAS Coonawarra, a naval establishment which was located in the suburb until 2003. 'Coonawarra' itself is an Aboriginal word which means "swan".[4][1]


  1. "Place Names Register Extract for "Coonawarra"". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coonawarra (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. "Darwin City Council Suburbs" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. "HMAS Coonawarra". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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