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AIMS Darwin, in the Arafura Timor Research Facility

Our research in Darwin takes place at the Arafura Timor Research Facility (ATRF), only 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre, within the boundaries of the North Australia campus of the Australian National University and adjacent to the Charles Darwin University.

The Arafura–Timor region, in which Darwin is a scientific and commercial hub, is linguistically, culturally and biologically diverse, which provides valuable links between the biophysical and social sciences.

Finding us

From the Darwin CBD, follow the Stuart Highway for several kilometres, then turn left onto Bagot Road and head towards Casuarina. Stay on Bagot Road until it becomes Trower Road, turn left onto Dripstone Road, and then right into Ellengowan Road at the roundabout in front of Charles Darwin University.

The sign at the front of the complex reads: ‘North Australia Research Unit and Arafura Timor Research Facility’. There is reserved car parking within.

There is no direct public transport to the office.

Public visits

Access is by appointment only.

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