Life in Alice Springs
Life in Alice Springs
Welcome to Alice Springs. We know you are going to love living in Alice Springs and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Alice Springs a good place to live?
Yes, Alice Springs is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Alice Springs will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Alice Springs
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Alice Springs, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Alice Springs. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Alice Springs and want to find a job in Alice Springs we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Alice Springs for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Alice Springs
Weather in Alice Springs
Alice Springs (Eastern Arrernte: Mparntwe) is the third-largest town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Known as Stuart until 31 August 1933, the name Alice Springs was given by surveyor William Whitfield Mills after Alice, Lady Todd (née Alice Gillam Bell), wife of the telegraph pioneer Sir Charles Todd. Known colloquially as ‘The Alice’ or simply ‘Alice’, the town is situated roughly in Australia’s geographic centre. It is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin.
The area is also known locally as Mparntwe to its original inhabitants, the Arrernte, who have lived in the Central Australian desert in and around what is now Alice Springs for tens of thousands of years.
Alice Springs had an urban population of 26,534 in June 2018, having declined an average of 1.16% per year the preceding five years. The town’s population accounts for approximately 10 per cent of the population of the Northern Territory.
The town straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. The surrounding region is known as Central Australia, or the Red Centre, an arid environment consisting of several deserts. Temperatures in Alice Springs can vary, with an average maximum in summer of 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) and an average minimum in winter of 5.1 °C (41.2 °F).
Hotels and Accommodation in Alice Springs
There are all types of accommodation available in Alice Springs. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Alice Springs is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Alice Springs
Banks in Alice Springs
Cafes in Alice Springs
Carpet Cleaners in Alice Springs
Dentists in Alice Springs
Doctors and Medical clinics in Alice Springs
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Alice Springs Electricians below
Hospitals in Alice Springs
Mechanics in Alice Springs
Newspapers in Alice Springs
Pest Control in Alice Springs
Plumbers in Alice Springs
Real Estate Agents in Alice Springs
Restaurants in Alice Springs
Schools in Alice Springs
Solicitors in Alice Springs
Supermarkets in Alice Springs
Vets in Alice Springs
For all information on living in towns and cities across Australia visit our Living in Australia index page where you will find 160 guides on areas right across the country.
To live and work in Australia you might be eligible for an Australian Work Visa or a Permanent Residency visa as a skilled worker. Find out more and move to Australia to live and work and start you new life.