Rent in Darwin For Tenants

We don’t have a business without our tenants!

Many tenants have been with us long term and choose to rent with Darwin Rental Specialists time after time.

Viewing and applying for properties

Finding your new rental home can be hard work but exciting. We like to make it as easy as possible with our online application forms and automatic open-for-inspection updates.

When you first enquire to inspect a property, you register for updates about showings. We’ll keep you up-to-date about any changes via SMS or email.

This will also help us match you with other properties that may suit. 

Apply online

We use 1Form online applications to make your rental application process easy.

Reporting maintenance

Maintenance requests need to be made in writing to your property manager.

Darwin Rental Specialists uses ‘Maintenance Manager’, an app you can use on your smart phone or tablet. All typical maintenance items should be reported through the app.

Get Maintenance Manager

Get our Maintenance Manger app for your smart phone or tablet.

Get it on Google Play

Emergency and after hours maintenance

If your maintenance issue is urgent, please call us to speak to a property manager.

Emergency maintenance 08 8948 8588

Connecting your electricity

Tenants need to connect their own power in the NT. The provider is Jacana Energy.

Please make sure you connect your electricity 24 hours before your lease starts so you’re not left in the dark!

After-hours and weekend connections are extremely expensive.

Connect online

Connect your electricity by completing the online form at Jacana Energy.

Rental payments

When you sign a lease with us, you need to pay a security deposit (also called a ‘bond’) of four weeks’ rent, which we hold in a trust account, as well as two weeks’ rent in advance.

We use an easy online BPAY system and will give you a PayWay card to make your fortnightly payments. 

Got a payment question?

We're available to answer any questions your have about your rented property.

Living in the Top End

About Darwin, Palmerston and surrounds

Darwin climate and weather

The Top End weather is not that bad, but it can be different from other states. Here we have two seasons, not four.

Our tropical and sometimes monsoonal climate means mould and roof leaks are common. Contact your property manager if you have questions.

Unique and beautiful

It isn’t all bad though! Darwin is a thriving and unique city with a diverse, multicultural flavour. Enjoy the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets in the dry season or head to Nightcliff foreshore in the wet to see the storms roll in.

Tenant information

You are always welcome and encouraged to contact your property manager if you have any questions about renting in the Northern Territory.

What our clients say

Landlord and tenant feedback

I have been a client of Darwin Rental Specialists for over 10 years. No matter who managed my property the team at Darwin Rental Specialists have always provided a very friendly and professional service.Tania Mu
Darwin Rental Specialists was recommended to me by a good friend after having a horrible experience. Darwin Rental Specialists have been very professional and efficient in the way they have looked after my house and really listened to what is important to me in the upkeep of my property.Marie Chin
I have been utilising Darwin Rental Specialists to manage my property over the past 10 years, the service I have received to date is unmatched by others!Orsolya
I would like to commend Darwin Rental Specialists on the processes the company has in place for the complete rental process, from a tenant point of view it is far more professional than that which was offered by our previous property management company.Sally, tenant in Woolner