Batchelor

Batchelor is located 90km south of Darwin. It is a well maintained small town with sealed road access and small shopping/services centre and tourist accommodation. It is the home of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, specifically catering for Indigenous students.

The patrol area covers 10,800 km², including Litchfield National Park and the Douglas Daly Region to Adelaide River southern boundary. There are two Aboriginal communities serviced by Batchelor, being Bulgul, on the coast, and Acacia, 70 km from Darwin on the highway. General duties include some MVR duties, but the majority of the policing required in the district are pro-active. Members regularly liaise with Adelaide River and conduct joint operations/patrols targeting traffic and anti-social behavior in both areas. Work can change in the dry season with the impact of 280,000 tourists to the area.