Alice Springs Location

The western edge of Alice Springs seen from Mount Gillen

Where is Alice Springs?

Alice Springs is in the Northern Territory, Australia and is the country's most inland town. The Tropic of Capricorn passes 30km north of Alice Springs and Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is around 450km south west of Alice Springs.

Latitude: 23° 41' 60S -23.7000
Longitude: 133° 52' 60E 133.8833

Nearby Cities and Towns include Glen Helen (E), Barrow Creek (N), Arltunga (W), Finke (S). Australian Cities on the same Latitude include Rockhampton, Queensland and Yulara, Northern Territory. International Cities on the same Latitude include Antofagasta, Chile; Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Inhambane, Mozambique; and Windhoek, Namibia.

The 'centre'

Although Alice Springs is often referred to as the 'centre of Australia' this is not technically correct. Depending on the method used to calculate it, there are at least five 'centres of Australia' - but Alice Springs does sit close to the centre of the various different 'centres'!

Geoscience Australia hosts an interesting discussion on how the centre of Australia can be calculated.


The Stuart Highway and the Ghan Railway both run from North to South through Alice Springs. Although there are many unsealed roads connecting Alice Springs to other Australian settlements and towns, the Stuart Highway is the only fully sealed road in the area.

Elevation above Sea Level

Alice Springs is 608 metres, or 1998 feet above sea level.