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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

At the 17 July Council Meeting, Council adopted the Animal Management Plan 2019-2023. The Animal Management Plan 2019-2023 sets out Council's programs and education over the next four years to continue to manage dogs in the rural area. If you have a stray dog wander onto your property after hours...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 7am to 6pm Ph 8983 0651. No Commercial Waste. Humpty Doo - corner of Spencely and...Read more


Council presently maintains approximately; Sealed roads 625 km Unsealed roads 104 km Cycle Paths 7.1 km 2019/20 Reseal Program The 2019/20 Road Reseal Program is well underway. The following roads are listed in the 2019/20 Road Reseal Program: Hunter Road, Bees Creek Freds Pass Road, Humpty Doo...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