Coolalinga is an outer suburban area in Darwin. It is 29 kilometres (18 mi) south east of Darwin, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south east of Palmerston and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the proposed city of Weddell. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The name was first used by Len Cant for his store and caravan park on the Stuart Highway. Since Coolalinga Store, the area has become an important commercial centre for the Shire.