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Division of Nightcliff

History of name

The division was created for the first Legislative Assembly election in 1974 and named after the suburb of Nightcliff on which the division is based. Nightcliff derives its name from an early recording from the HMS Beagle describing some of its crew members scrambling up the cliffs in the area in the dark in 1839. The term ‘Night Cliff’ later appeared in Surveyor-General George Goyder’s original plan for Port Darwin in 1869.


The division of Nightcliff is situated in the northern part of Darwin and includes the suburbs of Nightcliff, Rapid Creek and part of Coconut Grove.
Approx. area: 4 km²


N K FylesALP2012 - Present
J L AagaardALP2001 - 2012
S P HattonCLP1983 - 2001
A D LawrieIND1974 - 1983

Division of Nightcliff