Northern Territory GiovernmentDefence of Darwin Experience
East Point Military Complex
East Point Military Complex

East Point Military Complex

East Point has a long association with Australian military history. From as early as 1925, military tacticians identified it as an ideal defensive position for protecting Darwin Harbour and its strategic assets. East Point subsequently became one of the most heavily militarised areas in Darwin, and there are many remains and ruins dotting the area around the Defence of Darwin Experience. These offer fantastic insights into defensive strategies developed for Australia in the build up to, and during, World War II.

Map Location

UBD Gregory's Street Directory - Darwin

Map 25, C2

Located at the end of Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point Reserve

 

View from the fire control tower of huts with recreation hall and parade ground on left. Six inch guns and magazines are in the far background.
View from the fire control tower of huts with recreation hall and parade ground on left. Six inch guns and magazines are in the far background.