Freds Pass, Northern Territory

Freds Pass is an outer rural locality in Darwin. The name Fred's Pass originally referred to a gap in the Daly Ranges through which the Fred's Pass Road (later part of the Stuart Highway, since bypassed) ran, and was named by surveyor W. P. Auld for his fellow-explorer Fred Litchfield, whose name is also commemorated in the nearby Litchfield shire.[4]

Freds Pass
DarwinNorthern Territory
Freds Pass is located in Northern Territory
Freds Pass
Freds Pass
Coordinates12°32′23.41″S 131°03′18.13″E / 12.5398361°S 131.0550361°E / -12.5398361; 131.0550361Coordinates: 12°32′23.41″S 131°03′18.13″E / 12.5398361°S 131.0550361°E / -12.5398361; 131.0550361
Population24 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Litchfield Municipality
Suburbs around Freds Pass:
Coolalinga Coolalinga Coolalinga
Virginia Freds Pass McMinns Lagoon
Virginia Virginia
Bees Creek
McMinns Lagoon
Bees Creek
FootnotesAdjoining localities[2][3]


The Freds Pass Rural Show is held each May at the beginning of the dry season at Freds Pass Reserve. The event was first held in 1978 as a school fete and has continued grow over the years. In 2009, the show played host to over 200 exhibitors and attracted over 20,000 visitors.[5] The show celebrates and exhibits achievements in local agriculture, horticulture, sport and community endeavours, as well as featuring many sideshows, rides and demonstrations.[6]

The Rural Show attracts visitors from all over the Northern Territory, and is a family oriented event. The Northern Territory Government runs free busses to the reserve during the show.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Freds Pass (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.  
  2. ^ "Freds Pass". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. February 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Litchfield Municipality Localities" (PDF). Place Names Committee. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Darwin Style – What's on Darwin – Darwin Markets – Darwin Foodie".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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