Teaching in urban schools

Urban schools are located in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs. 

Living and working in an urban location allows you to enjoy the unique lifestyle of the Northern Territory with the convenience of town facilities. Go to the Australia's Northern Territory website for more information about living and working in the Northern Territory.

Some 27% of government schools are located in urban locations, delivering high quality education to 52% of students enrolled in Northern Territory government schools.  

Urban schools reflect the diversity found in the Territory, delivering education to students from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures.

Current opportunities

Opportunities for permanent and temporary employment are available for immediate start and at the commencement of the 2017 school year.

For temporary and relief teaching positions APPLY NOW.

For permanent classroom teaching positions APPLY NOW.

Read more about the new rates for temporary and relief teaching positions.

Conditions and support

As a teacher in an urban school you will receive a competitive salary and range of benefits.

Read more about pay and conditions of employment.

Orientation and support

You will be provided with support and training both prior to commencing and throughout your employment. This includes regular access to targeted professional learning opportunities relevant to working in an urban school in the Northern Territory.

Read more about your responsibilities as a teacher.


You can contact the department by calling 1800 646 391 or emailing teacherrecruitment.det@nt.gov.au to find out more.

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Last updated: 21 October 2016