David Tarka is a retired Australian associton footballer who played for the national team. Tarka was an Australian youth international and an Australian schoolboy international player. Tarka helped the Australia under 20 team qualify for the 2003 World Youth Championships in the UAE and played in the Australia under 23 team’s 2004 Olympic Games Qualifiers. Tarka turned down a chance for a trial at West Ham in April 2003, instead staying in Australia to help Perth Glory win the NSL championship. In the middle of 2003 Tarka moved to Nottingham Forest in England. On the international stage Tarka earned two full international caps against Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in 2004.