Wagaman, Northern Territory

Wagaman is a suburb of the Australian city of Darwin, Northern Territory. It lies in the band of locations known as the northern suburbs. An established residential area, Wagaman is bounded by Vanderlin Drive in the north, Lee Point Road in the east, Parer Drive in the south and Trower Road in the west; these confines correspond to the neighbouring suburbs of Alawa, Moil, Anula, Wanguri and Casuarina.

Darwin, Northern Territory
Coordinates12°22′57″S 130°53′6″E
Population2,163 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Area0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location14 km (9 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Sanderson
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Wagaman:
Casuarina Wanguri Woodleigh Gardens
Alawa Wagaman Wulagi
Jingili Moil Anula


Development of the area was primarily during the 1970s, with much of the area built before Cyclone Tracy struck in 1974 and caused severe damage. Major features of the area include Wagaman Primary School, Wagaman Park and a small shopping centre.

Wagaman has experienced a decrease in population between 1996 and 2001, the result of stability in the number of dwellings and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Wagaman is named after the Wagiman Aboriginal tribe from present-day Pine Creek, in the Katherine Region of the Northern Territory.

Present day

The land area of Wagaman is approximately one square kilometre, with a population density around 22.4 people per square kilometre (2001 figures).


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wagaman (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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