Audit House

Audit House was built for the Commonwealth Auditor in 1938.  The residence is one of a number built in this part of Darwin for high-ranking public servants in the 1930s.

It is now a rare example of a large-scale housing form used in Darwin during 1920-1940.  Mr S. O’Brien was the Commonwealth Auditor who first occupied the house in 1938/1939. The house was used during the war as part of a rest home for nurses. After the war, the Auditor no longer used the residence and there was a succession of occupants from various Government Departments.  Although the house suffered only minor damage during the war it was repaired and rehabilitated in 1946.

Audit House is a particularly fine example of tropical housing, the house is carefully designed for climate and is located within a large and well-established garden. The house and gardens are open to the public during Open Days.

 

Address:

2 Burnett Place
Larrakeyah 0820 NT

Open:

Not open for public inspection

Phone:
(08) 8981 2848
Email:
[email protected]