Welcome to the Darwin Seafarers Centre

Our location is approx 150m from the ship berths at East Arm Wharf The Darwin Port Welfare Committee (DPWC) is a voluntary body dedicated to the provision of Services in the Port of Darwin, Northern Territory Australia, at the East Arm Port precinct, to all Seafarers visiting the Port.


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Committee Meeting Notes

Inaugural Opening

With the generosity of the International Transport workers Federation and the co-operation of the Darwin Port Corporation, the Darwin Port Welfare Committee has established a Seafarers Centre right at the heart of the East Arm Port across the wharf from the berths near the terminus of the North South Railhead connecting Darwin to Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

The Centre was officially opened on the 26 th February 2008 by the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory , The Honorable Paul Henderson at a ceremony attended by official guests:

The Treasurer and Minister for Transport, The Hon Delia Lawrie MLA
Mr Dean Summers, Coordinator in Australia , International Transport workers Federation
Mr Paul Toussaint Jackson, Australian ShipOwners Association
Mr Rick Newlyn, Assistant National Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia
Mr Robert Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer of the Darwin Port Corporation
Chairman and Committee Members of the Darwin Port Welfare Committee
Seafarers in Port and representatives of Darwin Port users

The establishment of this Centre became necessary following the movement of all Port Operations away from the original Port facilities close to the City at Fort Hill Wharf, The Iron Ore and Tanker Berth as well as the oldest,Stokes Hill Wharf, bombed during the War and rebuilt in 1942 which has now been developed as a Community and Tourist Precinct.

The Seafarers Centre is equipped with six computers providing Wireless Broadband Internet access and an international access public telephone in a comfortable Air-conditioned environment with a canteen, Television and DVD player

Seafarers who have visited Darwin in earlier years would have enjoyed the excellent services provided by the Apostleship of the Sea and Stella Maris who have now ceased operations.

We are working to provide a comfortable relaxing environment and hope we can make your visit to the Port of Darwin an enjoyable experience.

Darwin Port Welfare Committee