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Services & Facilities

Services and Facilities

Litchfield Municipality is situated on the outskirts of Darwin amid tropical rural bushland, enjoying a rural lifestyle with a wide range of well managed services and facilities available to its residents and visitors.
Spread over 3,100sqkm, Litchfield is rapidly growing, offering larger land parcels for families and is currently home to over 20,000 people. Litchfield residents enjoy a rural lifestyle which combines a mix of rural residential, horticultural, agricultural and industrial interests within its boundaries.
Litchfield Council is the local government council responsible for planning and delivery of a range of services, such shown below:


Animal Management

Dog De-sexing Initiative Council is committed to ensuring safety and amenity within the community and to encourage responsible pet ownership. Dogs that are not de-sexed tend to roam which means they can become lost. Roaming dogs continue to be a key issue for Council. Council is offering a new...Read more

Waste and Recycling

Litchfield Council provides waste management and recycling services to ratepayers, residents and commercial users through its three Waste Transfer Stations. Howard Springs - Howard Springs Road. Open 7 days from 7.00am to 6.00pm Ph 8983 0651. No Commercial Waste. Litchfield Municipality Residents...Read more


Council presently maintains approximately; Sealed roads 596 km Unsealed roads 112.3 km Formed 3.4 km Flat bed 25.3 km Cycle Paths 7.1 km 2016/17 Reseal Program Works have begun to address Shoulder drop off issues before resealing roads. Below is only an estimated timeframe from the contractor for...Read more

Recreation & Reserves

Litchfield Municipality is a region, which strongly contributes to the Greater Darwin area and yet maintains its own identity as a distinctive district with a renowned history. Just 30 minutes drive from Darwin’s Central Business District; the region covers 3,100sqkms taking in breath taking...Read more

Mobile Work Force

Mobile Work Force Council employs a mobile work force of skilled operatives to provide slashing and weed control for Council’s land, road reserves and easements. The work force undertakes all of the planned and remedial maintenance work in the Litchfield Municipality, with job allocation and...Read more