City of Palmerston

Palmerston has a rapidly growing reputation as a place where arts and culture are recognised as a valuable part of our vibrant and diverse community. We believe art contributes significantly to our uniqueness and well-being while influencing our economic prosperity through the creation of tourism opportunities.

The City of Palmerston delivers a number of annual events and projects that enables people living, working or visiting our city to experience and participate in the arts. We also offer support to local artists, artist groups and organisations through direct funding or in kind support to enable creative outcomes in support of our Council Plan.


Palmerston's first and only purpose built art and culture space is located at located at 33 Packard Avenue, overlooking the lake in The Heights, Durack. This facility provides Palmerston families and residents with the opportunity to engage with and enjoy art and to provide an amenity to support artists and creative enterprises.

The facility has high ceilings, plenty of cross ventilation and natural lighting. The art rooms open to a balcony, there’s a small kitchenette, storage space and the rooms themselves are specifically designed for art and craft activities.

It is available to hold a class or cultural activity or to use the space for your own personal art and craft activities. Click here to book into a class/workshop or hire an art room online.


City of Palmerston are offering the opportunity for musicians, entertainers, or performers to showcase their talents at Palmerston city’s Goyder Square with the recent introduction of a busking permit. Busking permits are free, types of busking performances may include:

  • performing with an instrument or multiple instruments
  • performing a song, poem, dance routine, mime, clowning, juggling, puppetry, comedy, magic or living statue act
  • actively working in an artistic medium such as painting, portraiture, or chalk art

How to apply? Click here to download the application form.

A Place for People

Council Offices
Civic Plaza, First Floor
1 Chung Wah Terrace,
Palmerston, NT, 0831
Palmerston, NT 0831

P 08 8935 9922 (24 hour service)
F 08 8935 9900

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9999
F 08 8935 9998

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9922
F 08 8935 9900

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm