Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Directory

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

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Opening Hours

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

DCLS is a free, confidential service. We assist disadvantaged members of the community to protect their legal rights. We work towards a community where everyone has access to legal advice and support. We seek to challenge unjust laws and procedures, and to ensure that people are aware of their legal rights.

 

General Legal Service

The General Legal Service can provide free legal information and advice on most non-criminal matters including:

  • employment
  • credit and debt
  • social security (Centrelink) rights
  • discrimination

 

Tenants’ Advice Service

Provides information, advice, advocacy and support for tenants on all tenancy and related legal issues.

The TAS works to:

  • Advise you on problems you are having with your landlord or real estate agent.
  • Negotiate and advocate on your behalf with your landlord or real estate agent.
  • Assist you with advice, documentation and in some cases representation before the Norther Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT).
  • Talk to your community group or organisation about tenants’ rights
  • Undertake activities to improve legislation and policies for residential tenants in the Northern Territory

 

Seniors and Disability Rights Service

The Seniors and Disability Rights Service is based in Darwin and regularly visits Katherine, Nhulunbuy and other locations across the Top End of the NT as required.

The Seniors and Disability Rights Service assists older people or people with disabilities and their representatives who:

  • want to know about their rights and how to obtain them
  • receive Commonwealth funded aged care services in residential facilities

 

We also provide:

  • community awareness and education activities
  • factsheets
  • systemic advocacy, policy and law reform work
  • NDIS planning and appeals support
  • information, education and referrals through our Elder Abuse Information Line (1800 037 072)

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Hours

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed