Our Heritage

  • Michael Paspalis MBE

  • Paspalis Building – “Continental Coffee Shop” Smith Street. Circa 1946

  • The famous “Hot & Cold” Bar – Darwin’s first air-conditioned bar.” Circa 1950

  • Original site Star Theatre – Smith Street. Circa 1953

  • Original site Star Theatre – Smith Street. Circa 1953

  • ANZ Bank – “Darwin’s first fresh fruit and veg opened by Sam Calvi”. Circa 1952

  • Nightcliff Drive-Inn Theatre under construction. Circa 1957

  • Michael Paspalis was awarded an MBE for services rendered to the community. This photo depicts Michael and Chrissie Paspalis leaving for his investiture by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Circa 1964

  • best cleaning Darwin, Facility Serivices Darwin, Facilities Management Darwin
  • Paspalis Centrepoint Construction Site. Circa 1981

  • Construction of Paspalis Centrepoint. Circa 1981

Company Founder

Michael Paspalis MBE

In 1927, almost a century ago, Michael Paspalis arrived in Darwin and formed the commercial basis of the Paspalis Group of Companies.

The Company developed and prospered through the Great Depression, the WW2 bombing of Darwin and Cyclone Tracy in industries spanning trade, major hotels, cinemas, commercial property, retail and shopping centres.