City of Palmerston

Children and Families

Palmerston is a vibrant community of families - from young to old. With an average age of 28, Palmerston's 30,000 strong population is primarily made up of families. Around 30 per cent of the population is under 15 years of age. Visit Healthy Children and the Library's Children Programs for more information on healthy and fun activities.

Children and Families living in Palmerston participated in a movie booth at this 2015 Palmerston Festival ‘Making a Splash’. The booth was designed to capture the voice of children in our community; in line with the theme of Children’s Week 2014 ‘Children have a right to speak and be heard’, Children were asked ‘What makes them happy?’ and parents were asked ‘How they know their child is happy?’. The booth was run by an amazing group of Youth Inspiring Palmerston volunteers who interviewed over 150 children. The footage captured was made into a short film that includes positive parenting messages. Watch the video below to see what makes Palmerston Children Happy!

A Place for People

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

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

Office Hours
8.15am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
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 9777
F 08 8931 0122

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm
Public holidays 9am - 1pm