Living and working in the Territory’s remote areas brings opportunities and challenges. While remote workers sometimes feel isolated, many see the experience as one of that enhances their lives and careers.
Thinking about working in a remote Northern Territory community?
Deciding to live and work in a remote NT community is a big decision to make that involves the future of your family. It can be rewarding, enriching and offer unique experiences but it requires real commitment, patience, flexibility, sensibility, creativity and a sense of humour.
Beyond the exciting Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) employment opportunities, and the additional entitlements available to remote employees, there are many questions to think about ranging from ‘Can I bring my cat? to ‘Can I buy fresh fruit and vegetables?’ to ‘What’s the value of non-indigenous person working in an indigenous community?’.
Perhaps the most important question to answer is ‘Why am I doing this?’ You’ll go back to this during the tough times and the good.
It is important to consider all these issues in the process of applying for an NTPS position in a remote community, and again before you commit yourself if your application is successful.
There are many sources of information to find out more about living and working in remote Northern Territory communities. Even if you’re an existing NTPS employee, you will find useful information on the following websites:
NT Government – Employment Links
Search for employment opportunities with the Northern Territory Government.
NT Government BushTel
A website with a wealth of information about remote Northern Territory communities, including historical information, community profiles, and practical details such as location, goods and services available, travel options and road conditions. The website also contains news, events, and discussion boards.
Teaching in the Territory
Find out about the diverse teaching opportunities in remote Northern Territory communities, including current vacancies, how to apply and teachers’ stories.
Nurses and Midwives
Find out about the diverse nursing opportunities in remote Northern Territory communities, including current vacancies, how to apply and nurses’ stories.
NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Find out about the Police, Fire and Emergency Services careers in the Northern Territory.