Tiwi, Northern Territory

Tiwi is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The suburb is bounded by Trower Road, Henbury Avenue and a coastal strip, separating Casuarina Beach and Lee Point Beach. It is in the Local Government Area of City of Darwin. It is home to Dripstone Middle School.

Darwin, Northern Territory
Dripstone Middle School located in Tiwi
Population2,562 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density826/km2 (2,140/sq mi)
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location14.4 km (9 mi) from Darwin City
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Casuarina
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Tiwi:
Darwin Harbour Darwin Harbour
Lee Point
Lee Point
Brinkin Tiwi Lyons
Brinkin Brinkin
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[2][3]


The suburb was partly built before Cyclone Tracy struck in December 1974.

Tiwi is named after the Aboriginal people from the Tiwi Islands. The word means "people", and is the plural of the word for a man (tini) and woman (tinga).

Some argue that the origins of Tiwi date back to the days of the Larrakia People, and its inherent pertinence to the respective coolabah trees in the area.


The Royal Darwin Hospital, the only public-only hospital in Darwin is located in Tiwi. The surrounding area has been substantially redeveloped after Cyclone Tracy, as well as the development of new estates in the surrounding area of Tiwi

Tiwi has a Middle school and a Primary school one of which is also an addition that extends to the Northern Territory University main building. There is a small shopping centre for local shopping, appropriately called 'Tiwi Shopping Centre' or casually referred to as the 'Tiwi Shops'. The streets are named for Northern Territory stations.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tiwi (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. "Tiwi". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. "Darwin City Council Suburbs" (PDF). Place Names Committee. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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