Our Campus

Darwin High School is located on a unique, picturesque site. It is surrounded by native tropical vegetation, including the city’s Botanical Gardens, and has superb views of Darwin City and the Arafura Sea. The Museum and Art Gallery of the NT adjoins the school’s property, as does Darwin Middle School.

About our school facilities

The main buildings were first occupied in 1963 and are still in use today as ‘A’ Block and ‘B’ Block. These blocks are fully air-conditioned and house the bulk of our classrooms and student services facilities.

Sporting facilities

  • Gymnasium (The Tank) - The Gymnasium is a unique feature of Darwin High School as it was originally the water tank used to supplement the city's water supply. It has been architecturally converted to provide a large fully air-conditioned gymnasium suitable for a variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer and indoor cricket. Balcony seating is available on a mezzanine floor for spectators.
  • Pavilion - The Pavilion is an undercover outdoor area consisting of five specialised courts that can be used for a variety of sports including basketball and netball. Additionally, it provides an ideal venue for school assemblies and other special purposes.
  • Sporting Oval - The newly refurbished oval is a shared outdoor facility with nearby Darwin Middle School.

Performing Arts centres

  • The Dance space consists of two specialised rooms, one mirrored with a spring floor suitable for Dance classes, and a lighting room. In conjunction with the Gymnasium facilities, it can be adapted to create an intimate theatre atmosphere or transformed into a venue used for performances to accommodate larger audiences.
  • The Drama room is located in the STEAM Centre, is soundproofed and has a semi-sprung floor.
  • The Music Centre consists of three workshops/classrooms, three practice rooms, including computer facilities, a recording studio and an extensive instrumental bank.
  • The Theatrette has a large TV Screen projector and may be used for groups of up to three classes.

Visual Arts centres

  • The photography laboratory is well equipped with work stations. The latest computer software allows digital manipulation of photographs.
  • The design laboratory provides students with access to specific electronic equipment and software necessary for the completion of senior courses in design and computer graphics. This includes PC work stations and servers, industrial printers, laptops, a scanner and digital cameras. Students have access to this area after school hours by arrangement with their teachers.
  • The Technical Studies area is designed to implement senior courses, and includes two wood workshops and a metalwork area with machine tools and lathes.

Home Economics laboratories/Trade Training Centre

We have two specialist kitchens resourced with appropriate equipment and utensils for catering on a commercial and domestic scale. Our Home Economic facilities include a commercial cafe set-up. Cafe AhToy provides our Stage 1 Integrated Learning students with hands on experience of operating a commercial cafe.


The library offers a wide range of resources to support teaching and learning in the school. Our students have access to the Library during school hours.

Homework Centre

A free Homework Centre staffed by two tutors is available to all students in the Library after school until 5pm Monday to Thursday.

Search our catalogue

The NT Libraries Portal is your access point to the Darwin High School catalogue and other online resources including World Book Online, Weblinks Online and Australian New Zealand Reference Centre.

Students and staff within the school can log onto these resources using the links provided on any computer on the School Network. Students and staff at home can login to these programs from the iPortal using their library card number and password.

Science laboratories

Nine specialised Science laboratories are used for specific science disciplines including Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Laboratories are resourced with specialist equipment.

Computer laboratories

The school has a number of fully equipped computer laboratories and annexes all with appropriate software required for senior school courses. In addition, there are also extensive ICT facilities available in the library.

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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