Darwin : Anchorages & Marinas

  • A list of anchorages and marinas in Darwin. Click on a name to get more information.
  • Bayview Marina

    Welcomes participants of the Darwin Dili Yacht Rally, go to www.bayviewmarina.com.au for information email the lockmaster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Cullen Bay Marina

    The Cullen Bay Marina is not a conventional marina managed by a single authority, it is a collection of berths that are all individually owned under a strata title system and berths are usually available for short term rental prior to the rally departure. Cullen Bay Marina Management Corporation offer Marina Berth rentals, allowing visiting yachts a one stop shop when entering Cullen Bay as they are the governing body for the marina and manage the Lock and Fueling Facilities. For enquiries please see their website at http://cullenbaymarina.com.au.and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. also see their Marina Contacts Page.

  • Darwin City Wharf Anchorage

    The second anchorage is located east of the Darwin Wharf area at approximately 12° 28 and 130° 51, there are no facilities close to this anchorage and it is exposed to the south east winds that prevail during June and July. There is dingy pontoon on the nearby wharf and it is close to the city centre.

  • Fannie Bay Anchorage

    The first is located directly west of the Darwin Sailing Club at approximately 130° 50' and 12° 25'. This is a public anchorage area and there are no set moorings, you are able to anchor anywhere in the area that is free. The prevailing offshore south east breezes in June and July make this a pleasant anchorage but check the tides and depth before anchoring as the tidal range in Darwin exceeds 7 metres. The anchorage here is good holding in mud. If you are living on board please leave your dinghy directly in front of the Sailing Club buildings and leave the beach area to the south free for the rigging of dinghy yachts as July is the peak of the sailing season in Darwin. Rubbish can be left in the large bins at the top of the boat launching ramp.

  • Frances Bay Marina

    The Frances Bay marina facility is for the commercial fishing fleet and they do not usually accommodate pleasure yachts unless your yacht is too large for the other three marinas. For all informatiemail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.darwinport.nt.gov.au/port-trade-development/frances-bay-marina

  • Tipperary Waters Marina

    Full marina facilities are available, lock dimensions are 22 by 6.1 metres with a minimum depth of 3.5 metres. For information and bookings email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Lockmaster. See their web site at www.tipperarywatersmarina.com for phone numbers and information about lock opening times.

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Darwin : Duty Free

  • Access duty free purchases before you leave Australia.
  • Duty Free Fuel

    To purchase Duty Free Fuel, when you arrive in Darwin first take all your yacht papers together with the crew passports the Shipping Section at Australian Customs located at 21 Lindsay Street in Darwin and they will issue you the paperwork and explain the procedure to you. You can take on duty free fuel at the Cullen Bay Jetty after you arrive in Darwin and before you go into a marina, yachts cannot be refuelled inside a marina and this will save the extra time and effort involved in coming out of a marina to take on fuel. Contact Australian Customs for further details and the necessary paperwork. See Cullen Bay Marina web site for more information.

  • JR Duty Free

    JR Duty Free offers the best prices and an extensive range of products with free delivery to your yacht or ship. JR Duty Free are located at Darwin International Airport next to Arrival Gate Number 7. For trading hours and phone numbers see their website www.jrdutyfree.com.au or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On arrival in Darwin you will be given an order form and price list and your order will be delivered to your yacht.

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Darwin : Health

  • Information about health services and other health related issues.
  • Health & Vaccinations

    In Timor-Leste, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Tetanus and Malaria are common Every crew member should consult a doctor for advice on the prevention and treatment of tropical diseases. The Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre located at 43 Cavenagh Street in Darwin is on the first floor of the Cavenagh Centre and they specialize in tropical medicine and vaccinations. Their email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and web site The Travel Doctor. In June and July, there are usually a few days wait for an appointment

  • Prescription Drugs

    Skippers who require S4 and S8 drugs for their Medical Kits should submit their application form to the Northern Territory Department of Health Tel + 61 8 89228888. This permit can take up to six weeks to process.

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Darwin : Marine Services

  • Darwin offers an extensive marine services industry. Below are those of more interest to sailors.
  • Darwin Ship Stores

    Darwin Shipstores Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Two stores located at the forefront of Fishermans Wharf at Frances Bay and The Slipway in Cullen Bay Marina. Darwin Shipstores are Darwin's largest ships chandlery, catering for both the commercial and leisure marine markets. Commercial and amateur fishing equipment. Boating equipment, Stainless steel fittings and fasteners, Marine clothing and wet weather gear, Commercial and Industrial safety equipment, International Protective coatings and sealants, Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic charts and products, British Admiralty and US Nautical publications and much more.

  • Nautical Supplies

    Nautical Supplies at 80 Frances Bay Drive, Dinah Beach, Darwin, NT, 0800 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website www.nauticalsupplies.com.au Approved Life Raft Service Depot Large Range Safety Equipment and Chandlery Complete Rigging Service plus fully air conditioned Sail Loft , North Sails Agent Admiralty Chart Agent Repair Inflatable Boats as well as stockists of Jabsco and Johnson Pumps

  • Pearl Marine Engineering

    Syncrolift to 2250 tonnes with hard standing area. Full ship repair and maintenance facilities. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Web site Pearl Marine Engineering

  • Rado Marine Refridgeration

    Located in the Frances Bay Mooring Basin RADO Refrigeration specialise in the service and installation of marine refrigeration.Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Contact Karl Radonich.

  • Seafleet Marine

    Seafleet Marine 10/23 Tannadice St Winnellie email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sailmakers, email your measurements ahead and have new sail ready on arrival,Sail repairs, Canvas work, Rigging, re-rigs, furlers, spinnaker poles, ropes and work aloft. Chandlery, stainless bolts and fittings. C-Map cards worldwide coverage and navionics. Marine electronics including Koden, Navman and Majestic CD's and TV's. Waeco and Danfoss refrigeration and Air X Wind generators.

  • Spot On Marine

    Located on Ludmilla Creek Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. operate a 50 tonne Marine Straddle Carrier capable of lifting a maximum length of 18 metres. A full range of servicing is available including water blasting, anti fouling, hard standing for short and long term and aluminium and stainless steel welding. Do-it-yourselfers are welcome and you may live on board while your yacht is in the boat yard. Spot On Marine

  • The Yacht Shop/Wheelhouse Marine

    The Yacht Shop NT- Darwin's largest boating supermarket,  conveniently located next to the Darwin Sailing Club, Atkins Road, Fannie Bay NT; Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website www.yachtshopnt.com.au

    We provide a wide range of equipment for both Sail & power boats.  All Safety Equipment, Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Charts, Cmap & Navionics.   Distributors for Muir winches, Paguro Gen Sets.. Clothing, shoes & much more.

    Wheelhouse Marine Pty Ltd operates out of The Yacht Shop NT, next to the Darwin Sailing Club Fannie Bay.  Wheelhouse Marine can provide all your Electrical & Electronic repairs, maintenance and installations.  Wheelhouse Marine is also agents for Victron, Balmar alternator charging systems, Xantrex chargers, Muir winches, Lewman & Lofrans windless anchor winches.  Authorised Technical dealer for Raymarine, Furuno & Garmin.
    Contract Wayne Bateman Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Woodgroup

    Diesel Engine and Marine Specialists located at 416 Stuart Highway, Winnellie Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Their skilled team provides a variety of engineering services both Marine and Industrial including inboard engines, sterndrives, gearboxes, generators, alternators, desalinators, propellers and shafting, cables and controls. No job is to large or to small. Yanmar, Perkins, Lister, Hino, Isuzu, Honda, Generators and Pumps, Pressure Cleaners, Teleflex Morse Cables and Controls, Stamford Alternators, Isoflex Mounts and Drive Couplings , Dolphin Desalinators, Construction Equipment, Air Compressors and all associated equipment..

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Darwin : Sailing Clubs & Events

  • A list of sailing clubs and sailing events in Darwin.
  • Darwin Sailing Club

    The Darwin Sailing Club is located on Atkins Drive in FannieBay, Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Full club facilities are available including two bars, the Waterfront Bistro, gaming machines, library/book exchange, outdoor barbecues, shower and laundry facilities. Visiting yachts are most welcome and visiting yachts and their crews can register at their office for temporary membership. Web site Darwin Sailing Club

  • Dinah Beach Crusing Yacht Association

    The Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association (www.dinahbeachcya.com.au) is located on Frances Bay Drive on the banks of Sadgroves Creek, Darwin. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Lat/Long: S 12° 27.087' E 130° 50.953. Dinah Beach is a short walk from the Mooring Basin and the city centre is not much further on. It has a range of facilities for cruising yachties including bar and dining, dinghy pontoon and careening piles, hardstand and laundry and ablution facilities. Web site www.dinahbeachcya.com.au

  • Sail Indonesia

    Sail Indonesia www.sailindonesia.net is an annual sailing rally which departs from Darwin in July and follows a three month schedule of linked events across Indonesia. Any yachts wishing to travel into Indonesian waters or ports require appropriate cruising and security permits. These are facilitated by Sail Indonesia and must be obtained prior to departure from Darwin. Entrants in the Sail Timor-Leste Darwin Dili Yacht Rally are able to enter the Sail Indonesia event, joining up with the Sail Indonesia fleet in Kupang in West Timor after departing Dili. For more information on this option including relevant conditions, contact Sail Indonesia on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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