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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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Sukran Maden

Sukran

Sukran Maden knows that the Northern Territory has much going for it. But it’s the lifestyle that delights Sukran. “I remember when I first arrived in Darwin,” she says. “I was cycling to work and it was so lovely that I found myself smiling. No traffic, no congestion. Just five minutes from my home to the office.” The graphic designer, who has a swag of in-demand skills, including web design, soon found that Darwin’s unbeatable lifestyle is complemented by tremendous professional opportunities. Her experience of getting a good, well-paid job quickly is typical of skilled migrants – the Territory’s growing and diversifying economy is creating exciting opportunities for skilled workers. “Coming to Australia was the best decision of my life.”

Danielle

Danielle

Dr Danielle Esler, who is a specialist in primary care and public health, was lured back to the Northern Territory by good job opportunities and a friendly, relaxed lifestyle. She worked in Darwin from 2003-04 and then moved back interstate. But that slog to and from work in Melbourne finally made her realise that there was life beyond being stuck in traffic jams. Moving to the Territory has never been simpler for skilled workers. She works in the Health Department’s COVID-19 response team after 12 months as acting deputy chief health officer.

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.

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.

Sakib

Sakib

Bangladesh-born hospitality professional Sakib Mohammad loves living in the Territory. He particularly appreciates its job opportunities, multiculturalism, natural beauty, friendliness and good lifestyle. “Almost anyone I meet comes from abroad or other parts of Australia, which makes me feel like I am one of them,” he says. Life in Australia was “completely different” at first – he started as a casual worker in a restaurant and then as a hotel housekeeper. But opportunities opened up when he made the sensible decision to move to the Territory in 2018. Sakib says good job opportunities are “abundant” in the Territory. He is getting into the rhythm of Territory life – he played A grade cricket for the Alice Springs Tigers in the 2018-19 season. “I want to stay in Australia permanently and I want to stay in the Northern Territory – because these days I feel like I am a Territorian.”

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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.