Important information regarding job applications
We are pleased to launch our new Teacher Recruitment System. To avoid any inconvenience to applicants who submitted applications through the previous system please be aware that we are not able to transfer those applications to the new system. Previous applicants are asked to resubmit their application in the new system if they still wish to be considered for employment.
Please note we are currently experiencing some difficulty with email addresses for Hotmail, yahoo and gmail if possible please use an alternative email address to register your application.
We thank you for your patience and look forward to receiving an application from you.
Teaching opportunities in remote Central Australia
The Northern Territory Government is looking for talented and committed qualified teachers who are seeking a rewarding challenge in a unique environment.
As a teacher in a remote Indigenous community of Central Australia, you will have the opportunity to develop your career through a unique desert teaching experience like no other. You will support young Territorians to reach their potential and help build brighter futures.
Teachers are required for schools in Indigenous communities which may cater early childhood, primary and secondary students (depending on the school/location).
The remote schools and regions
Alice Springs region
With 28 very remote Indigenous schools, the Alice Springs region has the most remote schools in the Territory. Located at the heart of Australia, the region’s desert landscapes are home to the iconic Uluru and the MacDonnell Ranges. More information
The Arnhem region on the coast of the Arafura Sea has 14 very remote Indigenous schools in communities on small off-shore islands and the mainland. More information
The Barkly region has 16 remote Indigenous schools and approximately nine Indigenous groups call the region home. With sweeping grasslands and several huge cattle stations, the region is rich in pioneering and war history. More information
Sweeping from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Western Australia border, the Katherine region has 15 very remote Indigenous schools. With a national park, hot springs, waterfalls and stunning gorges there is always plenty to see and do. More information
Palmerston and Rural region
The Palmerston and Rural region has 9 very remote Indigenous schools with spectacular scenery. The region is home to Darwin, the Territory's capital and includes the Tiwi Islands, Litchfield and Kakadu.