Hotham, Northern Territory

Hotham is a locality in the Northern Territory of Australia located about 62 kilometres (39 mi) east of the territorial capital of Darwin.[2][4]

Northern Territory
Hotham is located in Northern Territory
Coordinates12°16′38″S 131°23′34″E / 12.2771°S 131.3928°E / -12.2771; 131.3928Coordinates: 12°16′38″S 131°23′34″E / 12.2771°S 131.3928°E / -12.2771; 131.3928[2]
Population0 (2016 census)[3]
Established4 April 2007[2]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
Location62 km (39 mi) E of Darwin City
LGA(s)unincorporated area[1]
Territory electorate(s)Goyder[5]
Federal division(s)Lingiari[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
32.1 °C
90 °F
23.2 °C
74 °F
1,725.1 mm
67.9 in
Suburbs around Hotham:
Vernon Islands Vernon Islands
Van Diemen Gulf
Van Diemen Gulf
Vernon Islands
Glyde Point
Hotham Van Diemen Gulf
Koolpinyah Marrakai Marrakai
Adjoining localities[8][1]

The locality consists of land bounded to the west by the Adelaide River and to the north by the coastline of Van Diemen Gulf which includes the headland, Cape Hotham. The locality was named after Cape Hotham which itself was named by Phillip Parker King in 1818 after the Royal Navy officer, Rear Admiral Sir Henry Hotham. Its boundaries and name were gazetted on 4 April 2007.[8][2]

The locality includes part of the Djukbinj National Park.[9][10]

Hotham includes the site of the first attempt by the Government of South Australia to create a settlement in the Northern Territory in 1864, which was listed on the Northern Territory Heritage Register on 12 January 2000 under the name of Escape Cliffs.[11]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Hotham had no people living within its boundaries.[3]

Hotham is located within the federal division of Lingiari, the territory electoral division of Goyder and within the unincorporated areas of the Northern Territory.[6][5][1]


  1. ^ a b c "Localities within Un-Incorporated area (map)" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. 29 October 1997. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Place Names Register Extract for Hotham". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hotham (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2019.  
  4. ^ a b c "Hotham Postcode". Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Division of Goyder". Northern Territory Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Lingiari". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics DARWIN AIRPORT (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Hotham". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Survey Plan CP5087 - Localities within the Aligator sub-region". Northern Territory Government. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Djukbinj in Australia". Protected Planet. United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Escape Cliffs". Heritage Register. Northern Territory Government. 12 January 2000. Retrieved 1 May 2019.