The town of Jabiru is located 253 kilometres southeast of Darwin in the Kakadu National Park and is a high profile tourist area that attracts many thousands of visitors a year.
The major industry of the area is uranium mining, which is the reason for the establishment of the Jabiru Township. The population of Jabiru Fire District is 700. However in the tourist season the population rises by as much as 3000 on any given day. The climate is typical "Top End" tropical climate very similar to Darwin. Because of its inland location as compared with Darwin, the effects of cyclonic conditions during the cyclone season are not as severe as those experienced in coastal areas.
In Jabiru there are many services including: service station, supermarket, newsagent and post office (Commowealth Bank agency), Westpac Bank, travel agent, medical centre and chemist, police, public telephones, swimming pool, library, hairdresser, restaurant and cafe.
Jabiru is located 253 kilometres south east from Darwin in Kakadu National Park. Road access from Jabiru to Darwin is all year round, however other areas around Jabiru become totally inaccessible during the wet season, usually December to March. (last update we had)