With up to 10,000 hectares being suitable for development for agricultural purposes, it is rare to find this amount of greenfield land that has not been previously developed.


The Tiwi Islands create a natural biodiversity due to its isolation from the mainland. With current existing port infrastructure and barge services to support the agricultural activities, the Tiwi Islands presents a unique opportunity.

Agriculture opportunities:

Tropical exotic fruit trees – rambutan, jackfruit, durian, cocoa, coffee, pepper and mangosteen

Sub-tropical to semi-arid tropical fruits – banana, mango, citrus, papya, pawpaw, passionfruit, dragon fruit and pineapple

Ornamentals – heliconia and ginger

Vegetables – pumpkin, cucumber, snake gourd, sin qua, luffa, snake bean, taro, yam bean

Herbs chilli, okra, basil, kangkung, coriander, parsley

Fruits – bitter melon, hairy melon, winter melon, long melon, watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew melon and hami melon, coconut

Hay and fodder crops rhodes grass – sabi grass, aerobic rice, cavalcade or fodder peanuts

Grains and pulses rice – grain sorghum, corn and peanuts

Fibre and industrial crops – kenaf, cassava, oil palm and guar

Forestry – cypress pine, acacia mangium and eucalyptus

Native fruit – Kakadu plum

Farming – Buffalo