Destination Darwin

Welcome to Darwin

Food, glorious food

Given it’s proximity to Asia, and access to some amazing fresh local produce, Darwin has become a modern foodie’s paradise. Food inspiration is taken from the land (think mud crab, lemon myrtle, crocodile and even green ants!) Take the time to explore one of the many superb dining options in Darwin.

Things to see and do

From the popular local Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, to enjoying the natural surrounds including National Parks, fishing around Darwin, and exploring the Waterfront, time your stay to experience some of the extremely unique experiences and local attractions.

Experience Aboriginal Culture

Darwin is the gateway to some incredible outback experiences and is very rich in the culture and history of it’s traditional land owners – the Larrakia people. Take advantage of the opportunity to connect with Aboriginal crafts, and discover the beauty of Aboriginal Art via the  Darwin Street Art Festival. Have an immersive cultural experience by making the time to visit surrounding areas like Kakadu or Arnhem Land.

Things to see and do

Darwin Convention Centre

Located on the spectacular Darwin Harbour, the world class Darwin Convention Centre is an iconic landmark in the tropical harbour city of the Northern Territory. Set within the lush tropical setting of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, the Darwin Convention Centre is a stunning destination for local, national and international delegates.

A Sustainable Venue

With sustainability in mind, the Darwin Convention Centre was built to be as energy efficient as possible. Careful consideration was made for its orientation, shape and integrative design so as to minimise overall energy consumption for the lifetime of the building. The Convention Centre has been recognised for their dedication to sustainable practices as the recipient of numerous accreditations and awards.

Some of the Convention Centre’s sustainable design features include:

  • Digital based lighting system

    An integrated digital based lighting system for automated lighting, stepped dimming control and energy efficient timers.

  • Cooking equipment burners

    Cooking equipment burners are designed to maximise energy utilisation versus kilowatt input. All heat sources are surrounded by baffles which direct the energy to the cooking appliances.

  • Recycling all waste

    Committed to recycling all waste

  • Recyclable material of drainage pipework

    Over 70% of the Centre’s drainage pipework is constructed from recyclable material in place of PVC

  • Cyclonic filters

    Cyclonic filters have been installed as they require smaller fans and ducts, reducing their energy consumption and lowering noise generation.

  • Siphonic Roof Drainage System

    A Siphonic Roof Drainage System has been designed with HDPE pipe work and fittings.

Organised Tours

We have organised several non-scientific program events which you and your partner can book as part of the online registration system for your main Congress registration.

Please note: organised activities will be subject to final minimum numbers in order for the tours to proceed. If minimum numbers are not met, registrants will receive a full refund on the ticket price.

The organised tour options will be available soon. If you have any questions or would like further details on any of the below, a member of the Organising Team would be happy to assist – please email

See More of Darwin & Surrounds

Please visit the website of Tourism Northern Territory 
If you want to find out more about Darwin & Surrounds,

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of the Darwin region where NSC2024 will be hosted.  The Larrakia people have a deep, spiritual connection to the land and are responsible for ensuring it is respected by all that use it.

We commit to respecting the land, people and culture of the Larrakia Nation during the conference, and at all times.

Scroll to Top