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.
With the financial assistance from the International Transport Federation, the Darwin Port and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the DPWC has established and upgraded a Seafarers Centre within the Port precinct, providing recreational facilities, and free wi-fi access for those with personal laptops & phones in a relaxing environment. We have 2 rooms, one with the Canteen and the second is a lounge for relaxing, both rooms have Television sets, one with a DVD player.
The Seafarers Centre reopened in 2013 following it's relocation due to Port expansion.
All Seafarers are welcome to use the centre during their visit to Darwin and we will do our utmost to assist you in any way we can. An ITF Inspector associated with the Maritime Union of Australia can be contacted thro the centre, see the contact tab above. An ITF office is located in the new module. The kitchen is open Mon - Sat and International phone cards are usually available from the operator who is eager to provide stock of items not already available.
Port Safety Regulations prohibit the sale and consumption of Alcohol anywhere at East Arm Port and the Seafarers Centre is a Smoke free zone in conformity with Health Regulations, we appreciate your understanding of these regulations by not smoking in the Centre buildings.
Thank You Darwin Port The Chairman and DPW Committee would like to give a big "Thank You" to Darwin Port for their ongoing support to the Seafarers Centre and proceeds from the "Annual DP Golf Day"
Our move to the new site was completed and officially opened by the Northern Territory Chief Minister, Hon Adam Giles on the 6th April, 2013.
Chow Down Cafe is now open and can be contacted on 0413 888 676 (call or text) and is open Monday to Saturday 0800 - 1500hrs, other times and weekends by arrangement.