Palmerston was born in the early 1980’s with the development of Driver and Grey.  As the city continues to grow we have seen the addition of 13 suburbs with the latest land release being in Zuccoli.

The municipality of Palmerston currently holds 12 residential suburbs and three industrial suburbs with the possible future development of Archer and Mitchell.


Palmerston contains 10 primary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.

Furthermore, tertiary education is available in the region at Charles Darwin University.  This facility was established in 2003 following the merging of Northern Territory University Darwin and Centralian College of Alice Springs and offers students a wide range of degrees and disciplines.


Recreation areas are a part of Palmerston that are certainly not lacking with over 100 recreation areas conveniently placed throughout the city.  Visit for further information on your next outing.