Life in Alice Springs

Living in Alice Springs Australia

Living in Alice Springs Australia

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.

Life in Alice Springs

Life in Alice Springs

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

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.

Mercure Alice Springs Resort
3 reviews
Resorts
+61889530995
34 Stott Tce, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Todd Tavern
4 reviews
Hotels
+61889521255
1 Todd Mall, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Alice’s Secret Travellers Inn
3 reviews
Hostels, Hotels
+61889528686
Khalick St 6, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia

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

 

Page 27 Cafe
15 reviews
Restaurants, Coffee & Tea
+61889520191
3 Fan Arcade, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Sporties Cafe And Restaurant
6 reviews
Mediterranean, Bistros, Cafes
+61889530935
43 Todd Mall, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Watertank Cafe
6 reviews
Cafes
+61408854472
16 Wilkinson St, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Bean Tree Cafe
2 reviews
Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch
+61889520190
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Jade Ebony’s Cafe
1 review
Coffee & Tea, Restaurants
+61889532135
Alice Plaza Restaurants-36 Todd Mall, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia

 


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

 

Epilogue Lounge
12 reviews
Mexican, Bars
58 Todd St, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Sporties Cafe And Restaurant
6 reviews
Mediterranean, Bistros, Cafes
+61889530935
43 Todd Mall, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Page 27 Cafe
15 reviews
Restaurants, Coffee & Tea
+61889520191
3 Fan Arcade, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Confucius Palace Dumpling
2 reviews
Chinese
+61889523633
Shop 10, 63 Todd Mall, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Loco Burrito
3 reviews
Mexican
+61889530518
Shop 10, Shop 10, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia

Schools in Alice Springs

 

 


Solicitors in Alice Springs

 

 


Supermarkets in Alice Springs 

 

Woolworths
1 review
Grocery
+611300767969
Yeperenye Shopping Centre, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Fresh in the Desert
1 review
Grocery
+61889537230
28 Railway Tce, #2, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia
IGA
1 review
Grocery
+61889550511
6 Lyndavale Dr, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia


 

Vets in Alice Springs 

 

Alice Veterinary Centre
1 review
Veterinarians
+61889524353
1/74 Elder St, Alice Springs Northern Territory 0870, Australia

 

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