Channel Island, Northern Territory

Channel Island is a suburb of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is located in the local government area of Litchfield.[6] Channel Island Power Station and the Darwin Aquaculture Centre are located on the island.[7]

Channel Island
Outer Metropolitan DarwinNorthern Territory
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Electricity pylon carrying High voltage power from the power station at Channel Island, Northern Territory.
Channel Island is located in Northern Territory
Channel Island
Channel Island
Coordinates12°33′S 130°52′E / 12.550°S 130.867°E / -12.550; 130.867Coordinates: 12°33′S 130°52′E / 12.550°S 130.867°E / -12.550; 130.867
Population0 (2016 census)[1]
Established21 April 2004[2]
LGA(s)Litchfield Municipality
Suburbs around Channel Island:
Darwin Harbour Wickham Wickham
Darwin Harbour Channel Island Wickham
Cox Peninsula Cox Peninsula Wickham
Cox Peninsula
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[4][5]


Channel Island was the first quarantine venue in Northern Territory. The facilities and a hospital for quarantine purposes were established at Channel Island in 1914.[8]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Channel Island (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.  
  2. ^ Burns, Christopher. B. (21 April 2004). "Place Names Act NAMING OF PUBLIC PLACE ("East Arm localities")" (PDF). The Northern Territory Government Gazette. Northern Territory Government. p. 7. Retrieved 23 February 2019. ...the localities shown by thick black lines on the plans appearing in the Schedule be named East Arm, Hidden Valley, Wishart, Tivendale, Elrundie, Wickham and Channel Island, as indicated on those plans.
  3. ^ "Postcode information for Channel Island NT". Australia Post code. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Channel Island". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Litchfield Municipality Localities" (PDF). Place Names Committee. Northern Territory Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Channel Island". Litchfield Council. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  7. ^ "CHANNEL ISLAND (12o 33'S 130o 52'E) – Chart AUS 26" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  8. ^ "CHANNEL ISLAND (12o 33'S 130o 52'E) – Chart AUS 26" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2011.