Northern Territory Council of Social Service


A directory for the general public and workers to access up-to-date listing of community sector social services available in the Northern Territory.

Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian charities are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our virtual warehouse, a private online portal where registered charities can see and reserve what’s available.

When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the charity. Then, the charity and donor agree between themselves on a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT Listed Ltd aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing support.


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Emergency Relief 

Provides assistance with power and telephone bills, food vouchers and prescription medicine.

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Emergency Relief

Providing assistance with Power and Telephone accounts, prescription medicines and food voucher. Centrelink income statement required. No appointment needed.


Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation strives to improve the cultural, social and economic well-being of the Jawoyn people, while always caring for country. 

We represent and support the Jawoyn people and country through our human services, land management, cultural and business enterprises.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief is available in the form of food vouchers for indigenous singles and families in financial distress.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation

Provides human services, cultural & land managementprograms and business enterprises for the Jawoyn peopleand indigenous people living on Jawoyn land. Land andparks management programs involve traditional burningtechniques and feral animal control. The Corporation alsooperates as a regional development agency with a strongfocus on economic development, enterprise development and the creation of employment opportunities. Businessenterprises include Jawoyn Aviation and Nitmiluk Tours.Identification & preservation of cultural sites is alsoundertaken. The Corporation organises the Barunga Festival and operates the Manyallaluk Art & Craft Centre and the Ghumarn Culture Centre.

Women’s Leadership Program

An annual forum for indigenous women from the Katherineregion to recognise and develop leadership opportunities.

The Program also provides a forum under the auspices of the Banatjarl Strongbala Wimen Grup in which Jawoyn elders and elected representatives meet in alternate months, in their communities, to promote women’s leadership.


Darwin Skills Development Scheme Inc is a community based not for profit organisation that is the Sponsor for Project Employment, the Indigenous Employment Program, and Emergency Relief funds.

We believe that everyone has the right to engage in meaningful work, to fulfil their potential as citizens and participate equitably in their community

Disability Employment Services

A specialised employment service providing placement,training and support in the open labour market for young people and adults with disabilities. Various free services individually tailored for job seekers, employees and employers are provided.

Emergency Relief Funds

The Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) program, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services provides emergency assistance on a case by case basis for people in crisis situations. Assistance available includes food vouchers, payment contribution towards electricity, telephone accounts or other utilities account held by the account holder, emergency short term accommodation and other assistance as requested by individuals.

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The Salvation Army’s primary motivation in providing practical social service comes from a spiritual base: its first purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus with people of all ages.

Every weekend church services at The Salvation Army Darwin Corps endeavour to lead people into worship and present the message of Jesus Christ.

All the elements in the service work together and we use a variety of means to communicate the Gospel message through music (traditional and contemporary), drama, and the Bible message.

Prison Visitor Transport Salvo Shuttle

We offer transport for visitors to the prison on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for a $3-$5 donation.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


Practical assistance in times of crisis……and beyond

Doorways is the entry point; come in and get some support from The Salvation Army.

Doorways is a safe place….
a place where you are respected,
a place where we listen,
a place where you can talk things through,
a place where people care
and a place of hope…

How can Doorways help?

If you need support Doorways exists for you.
Do you need help to get food?
Are you having trouble paying your electricity and water?
Can we help you develop a budget?
Talk it through at Doorways; see if we can help you.
Together we can work through the issues to come up with some suggested solutions.

Positive Action Planning

We can set up a plan and work with you to help get you closer to the point in life where you feel safe, involved, happy, productive, respected and valued.

Find your Doorway to a brighter future and unlock hope



Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as ‘town camps’ in Alice Springs.


We help people in financial crisis by providing financial and material aid and we connect them with support services to build financial resilience and help address the underlying causes of the crisis. Assistance includes food parcels, food vouchers, and transport assistance.

Opening hours:

Darwin – Tuesday & Thursday 10am-3pm

Katherine -Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-12pm


ASYASS believes that all people have a right to secure, appropriate and affordable housing. Many young people are often disadvantaged in their access to housing through factors such as inexperience, family crisis and breakdown, financial insecurity and community prejudice.

Youth Housing

The Youth Housing Program Provides semi-independent accommodation (up to 12 months) to young people 16-21yo. The ASYASS Housing Program currently manages these properties are located across Alice Springs. The housing program offers young people, who are unable to reside with family, through case management the opportunity to re-engage with education, training or to gain employment, as well as to develop and strengthen life skills (including living skills) required to establish themselves independently. Where appropriate ASYASS also supports and encourages involvement with family.

Crisis Youth Refuge

Provides safe supported accommodation for young men and women, 15-17yo, inclusive 24 hrs/7days a week. Accommodation can be provided for one night up to 3 months. During their stay at ASYASS Youth Refuge, young people will also be provided supported though case management (where appropriate).

Young people will also be supported to:

  • identify and work towards their goals;

  • address their health, education and income needs;

  • develop appropriate life skills

  • (re)engage with family (where appropriate); and

  • Access long term accommodation where necessary

The Youth Refuge provides safe supported accommodation for young men and women, 15 – 17 years, inclusive 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Accommodation can be provided for one night or up to 3 months.

Ampe Akweke (pronounced – umba kooka) “Little Babies Place”

Ampe Akweke is a place for single young women / mothers Program 14-23 years of age. Ampe akweke offers both outreach support and residential support, if the single young women / mothers have no where suitable and safe to stay. Young women can stay in the safe house for up to 3 months. Ampe akweke works with the young women to ensure they have theirs, their unborn child or their babies health needs met. Ampe akweke family support workers provide parenting education and support as well as case management to all young women accessing the program.

Emergency Relief Program

ASYASS administers Emergency Relief funds to young people who find themselves needing financial assistance in the form of:

  • purchase vouchers of a fixed value (e.g for food, clothes)
  • assistance to obtain appropriate forms of identification
  • material assistance such as blankets, clothing or school needs
  • appropriate referrals to other services that help to address underlying causes of financial crisis

This Program is administered from our office located at 12 Undoolya Road

Resource Centre

This program is a hub for information, training, life skills development, advocacy and support.  More than just a drop in centre, a calendar of training and activities is provided monthly.

Support workers are available to young people who are not necessarily in our other programs.  Outreach and emergency support are provided through this service and they provide linkages to other services.

They can be assisted to do their laundry, have a shower, assisted with food, clothing and medical needs.

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The Hub assists people in financial difficulty to address their financial problems.  Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers assist clients one on one and in workshops helping them to know how to manage their money, develop saving plans and budgeting. This service covers Central Australia region and includes 33 remote communities and Alice Springs.

  • Financial Counsellors

Counsellors support clients with personal financial difficulties, undertake in depth assessments of a client’s financial situation and work with them to increase their capability to make informed decisions in resolving personal financial difficulties.  Advice includes debt management, negotiating with creditors, budgeting, bankruptcy, credit laws and eligibility for government assistance.  Make an appointment for a free professional and confidential chat.

  • Financial Capability Workers

Financial Capability Workers provide one on one and group sessions to assist clients with basic financial literacy, education and support as well as delivering community education sessions.


Emergency relief is for people who are in a crisis situation and dependant on need can include food, food vouchers, blankets, clothing and where needed referrals to other support. This service is available every morning of the week Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon.


Kwatja Etatha (Arrente for Living Waters) Playgroup runs intensively supported ‘play sessions’ where families are encouraged to interact with their children through structured play activities.  Playgroup sessions run during school terms on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11.30 am.  Transport to and from Playgroup is provided.


Supported by Anglicare ‘Families Learning Together’ offers interactive workshops for parents including Circle of Security and learning experiences for families and parents on Babies and Toddlers Development, Caring for Young Children and Babies, Hygiene and Safety


This programme at Ntaria (Hermannsburg) aims to reduce child neglect through building on family strengths and supporting families to build their capacity to meet the needs of their children.  Families requiring support are referred from other agencies.


Crisis accommodation Gove provides the highest of client care, confidentiality and support to all women and children experiencing domestic or family violence in an environment that is non-discriminatory, participatory, and culturally respectful.

The service is committed to promoting the health, wellbeing, and safety of all our clients and their families. A team of Support Workers and a Family & Children Support Worker provide 24/7 assistance.

Providing education and resources relating to domestic or family violence and involvement in community development activities.

Provision of support services to women and children who are at risk of or are experiencing domestic or family violence. Advocacy, information, education, referrals to empower women & their families towards self care, and self resilience in community life.’

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A limited amount of financial assistance and material aid is provided to young people (single, couples, young families) aged 12 – 25 years through Anglicare NT offices in Darwin and Palmerston.

Assistance provided may be in the form of provision of food/personal/infant care/household items, food voucher, connection of utilities, bill payment, rental assistance, bus cards etc.

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Somerville Community Services is a non-government, not-for-profit youth, family and community welfare organisation. Somerville prioritises and advocates for access to resources that will help disadvantaged Territorians to improve their circumstances and provide essential services to the community.  Somerville manages a number of emergency relief programs to help people deal with their immediate crisis situation in a way that maintains the dignity of the individual and encourages self reliance.

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Somerville Community Services is a non-government, not-for-profit youth, family and community welfare organisation. Somerville prioritises and advocates for access to resources that will help disadvantaged Territorians to improve their circumstances and provide essential services to the community.   Somerville manages a number of emergency relief programs to help people deal with their immediate crisis situation in a way that maintains the dignity of the individual and encourages self reliance.  Our ERF service is available through our Palmerston, Wagaman and Katherine Offices.

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Somerville Community Services is a non-government, not-for-profit youth, family and community welfare organisation. Somerville prioritises and advocates for access to resources that will help disadvantaged Territorians to improve their circumstances and provide essential services to the community.  Somerville’s Financial Counsellors are available to assist with a wide range of finance related issues including money management, general debt and bankruptcy.  They are located in Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine offices but also assist people throughout the Territory.  The number to call for the National Debt Helpline is 1800 007 007.

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Housing Management

Housing-management services are provided for the Berrimah Estate and indigenous communities in Darwin and Palmerston areas.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief in the form of financial assistance with bond, rent and power & water expenses for indigenous and non-indigenous singles and families in financial distress.

Municipal & Infrastructure Services

Assists with the provision of housing maintenance services for indigenous communities in the Greater Darwin region that have signed a service-level agreement with the Corporation.

Transitional Housing

Corporation rental stock is leased to indigenous and nonindigenous people who are waiting for priority public housing and are in need of short-term emergency accommodation.


Women’s & Children’s Crisis Accommodation, Outreach, Domestic Violence Counselling & Education

Short-term safe accommodation for women and their children escaping domestic violence, at risk of violence or in crisis. Services include support, counselling, advocacy, outreach, emergency relief and referral. A children’s worker is available. Twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week access is available.

Community education is also provided.

After-School Care

After-school care is available to assist parents of primary school children.


Emergency Relief

Provides emergency relief in the form of food vouchers,clothing, blankets and monetary assistance for singles andfamilies in financial distress.


Hire of Facilities

Meeting rooms & the centre are available for hire to community groups and individuals. A number of agencies provide services at the centre including the Breastfeeding Association, a mothers’ group, playball program and group fitness program.


Information & Referral

Information and referral for all services in the local community: health, housing, law, finance, education, employment and recreation.


Opportunity Shop

Provides financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods & bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.


Recreational & Educational Activities

A program, varying from time to time, provides recreational and educational activities that may include art & craft, health & fitness and personal growth programs.


Vacation Care

Various holiday programs assist parents by providingrecreational activities for primary-school children.

The Gathering Incorporation is a not-for-profit Christian organisation. The Gathering Incorporation is the peak body for the operation of a range of sub-groups and programs. A key sub-group of the Gathering Incorporation is the Baptist Bush Church.

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