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

Men’s Shed

Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for men of all ages. Men’s Shed provides tools and equipment that the men can use for small woodworking or other hobby activities and community projects.


Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT) is a volunteer-based community service organisation regarded as the peak coastal safety body in the NT, which formed in 1983 and incorporated in 1991.

There are three Surf Life Saving Club’s (SLSC) in the Northern Territory, two in Darwin and one in Nhulunbuy.



After-School Care

After-school is available to assist parents of primary school children attending local schools.


Social and recreational activities are provided for infants and preschool children and their parents or carers.

Seniors’ Leather Workshop Group

Aboriginal elders meet to make leather goods.

Sport & Recreation

A sport & recreation program provides a range of activitiesincluding basketball, pool, table tennis and a drop-in centre with internet cafe facilities for children, young people and their families.

Stay Strong Women’s Group

A group focusing on issues of concern for young and adult indigenous women.

Vacation Care

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

Youth Homelessness Program (Reconnect)

A preventive early intervention program for 12 to 18 year olds and their families where the young person is homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program seeks to improve relationships where the youth is becoming disconnected from their families, school or work and where there is a risk of their leaving home prematurely without family support.


Disability Sporting Activities

Provides opportunities in athletics, cycling, swimming, pistol shooting, archery and lawn bowls for people with disabilities. A local wheelchair basketball competition is also available.


Introducing Clients into Sport

The Association assists people with disabilities to participate in sport by networking with other sporting organisations. Members can be provided with opportunities to participate in the National Disabled Championships.

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Training Sessions: Thursdays weekly at Nakara Oval from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Football Without Borders (FWB) is an organisation that promotes the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in the Darwin community by engagement through the practice of football (soccer). The program provides a great opportunity for participants to meet form new friendships, practice their favourite sport and grow in confidence as they find their place within the Darwin community.

FWB competes in Football NT’s Division 1 tournament during the active football season (Feb – Sep) and plays friendlies every other weekend throught the year. No matter your skill levels, you are welcome to enjoy football with us.

Support is fluid and extends to areas outside of football including help finding work, transport and communication systems.

Find us on Facebook as “Football Without Borders Darwin” and join in the fun!


ASYCC creates opportunities for everyone to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.  Provide affordable sport & recreational activities in a safe, clean, and inviting environment for people of all ages through sound business and management practices

The Centre prides its self in promoting an active lifestyle for people of all ages. We have a membership of over 700 from 0-70+.

We offer a range of recreational activities, seven days a week, to the wider demographic of the Alice Springs community. The Centre has successfully operated from a group of old buildings (some dating back to 1947). Our members reflect the population of Alice Springs, everyone is welcome. Some activities attract a fee to cover operational costs, but only survive because they are facilitated by volunteer instructors. If these core activities, and others from hiring the facilities, did not exist the ASYCC would not be able to remain functional, and provide the many vital public access opportunities for sport and Youth social interaction.

The Centre has the following areas: a large dance studio, which is now the home of the Greatorex Public Service Gym; Agnes East Gymnasium (gymnastics and circus space); boxing shed; martial arts dojo; and recreational hall in addition to its outside facilities. Individuals and groups are catered for with a range of classes; including gymnastics, boxing, 5 disciplines of martial arts – all taught by qualified instructors. The recreational hall provides pool tables, TVDVD player and also caters for refreshments from a canteen area. There is a boxing shed with boxing bags, weights and even a ring where Alice Springs boxing champions James Swan, Jason Lord and Henry Collins have inspired local children.

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Sport & Recreation Programs

Provides sport and recreational opportunities for adults, young people and children over 9 years old with intellectual, psychiatric or physical disabilities or acquired brain injury. Services include adult group programs, youth programs and individual programs that assist with gaining access to chosen sports.

Programs focus on developing independence.


Arts Projects & Workshops

Corrugated Iron undertakes projects, workshops and performances in areas such as dance, drama, music, circus and video to develop engagement with the arts and production & presentation skills.

Community Partnerships

Corrugated Iron undertakes partnerships with communities, indigenous agencies, schools [primary and secondary], and councils to develop creative projects and programs that develop young people’s creative capacity, self-expression and confidence.

Training & Mentoring

Corrugated Iron trains and mentors young creatives who wish to become teaching artists, graphic designers, and project workers, as well as mentoring artists developing community engagement capacity to work in urban, regional and remote settings.


After-School Care

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

Belyuen Youth Program

Activities and assistance for indigenous children and young people in the Belyuen community include after-school care and cooking, nutrition and personal-hygiene classes.

Budget Hostel Accommodation

A range of budget accommodation includes short-term,medium-term and long-term permanent and backpacker.

Child Care

Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children 7 months to 5 years old.

Health & Fitness

Sport & recreation facilities for the community include personal training, teen gym for children & young people 13 to 15 years old, group-exercise classes, yoga, aerobics, cardio-exercise, weight-based exercises, disability programs and school programs.

Health services including weight management, blood-pressure testing, rehabilitation services and nutrition education are also available.

Indoor & Outdoor Activities

Outdoor & indoor physical activities are available for children, young people, families and individuals. Activities may include softball & other outdoor games, an inflatable jumping castle, inflatable Twister and a roller-skating disco.

Indoor Skating

Physical activity in the form of indoor skating and blading is available and may include a roller-hockey competition.

Katherine Aquatic Centre

Physical activities include learn-to-swim and aqua-aerobics classes.


A fun-based program, lead by trained instructors, for families with preschool children 1 to 5 years old.

Leanyer Recreation Park

A free recreation park for the community including water slides and family events & holiday activities. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants and children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.

Palmerston Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre

Sport and recreation facilities for the community include a fifty metre pool, weights room, gym, disability health club, exercise classes and physiotherapy.

AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants & children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.

Palmerston Drop-In Centre

A drop-in centre for young people providing holiday programs, sport & recreation activities, discos, cooking, youth counselling & mentoring and education programs.

Palmerston Recreation Centre

Provides sport and recreation facilities for the community.

Programs include health & fitness classes, comprehensive gym facility with the inclusion of disability friendly fitness equipment on site for use, injury rehabilitation programs available, casual child minding, Seniors programs, children’s programs, social sports competitions and facilities hire.

Palmerston Water Park

A free recreation park for the community including water slides and wet play areas for toddlers and children.

Vacation Care

Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreation activities for primary-school children 5 to 12 years old.

Youth Diversion Program

The Program is provided as an alternative to court for children and young people who offended when they were under 18 years old. The program provides case management and is run in conjunction with the Youth in Communities program.

Youth in Communities

Provides case management and support for young people and their families in Katherine. Youth in Communities also coordinates a range of activities for National Youth Week and National Homelessness Matters Day.

Youth in Communities, FAST Program

The Families & Schools Together (FAST) program assists families to build supportive relationships and improve their communication skills in order to achieve better outcomes for children and family members.

Youth in Communities, Girls’ Program

Provides education and discussion for adolescent girls 12 to 18 years old on topics such as mental health, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, good decision-making and gaining access to local support services.

Youth in Communities, Youth Nights

Youth drop-in nights provide free dinner, activities and transport home for children, young people and families. Activities may include roller-skating, discos, table tennis, karaoke, computer games on the big screen and pool.

Anyinginyi is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.

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.

Community Shed

Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for adults and young people 15 years old or over. The Community Shed provides tools and equipment that can be used for hobby activities such as bicycle repair & maintenance, community gardening, sewing and painting. Workshops offered include computer skills, music & performance collaboration and handyman skills.

Men’s Shed

Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for men of all ages.

Men’s Shed provides tools and equipment that the men can use for hobby activities such as woodwork, leatherwork, car maintenance and painting. A weights room and gym are also available.


Royal Life Saving Society – Australia works to prevent drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all Australians with water safety skills.


Vacation Care

Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreational activities for primary-school children including camping and hunting trips.


Yalu Marnggithinyaraw Cultural Knowledge Centre

A knowledge centre for the Yolngu culture focusing on the gathering & teaching of traditional language and culture.

Programs include family support services; recreational &educational activities with a focus on culture; integration of cultural knowledge in primary-school and secondary-school curricula; family & community camp-fire nights; a drop-in centre for individuals and families needing assistance; recording of family histories and traditional stories; traditional fruit and bush medicine gardens; collaboration with the health clinic, school and other community organisations to provide health & wellbeing information and activities; parenting classes including specific classes for young mothers; cultural ceremonies; and vacation care programs focusing on traditional cultural activities.

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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