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
Dawn House.PNG

Accommodation Shelter

Crisis accommodation is available for women with children experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence.Referral to specialist domestic violence counselling is offered. Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.


Domestic Violence Community Education Service

Provides training & resource support relating to domestic or family violence for government & non-government agencies. Dawn House  participates in community development activities that work to reduce the incidence of domestic and family violence.


Domestic Violence Support

Provides outreach, assistance, information, advocacy, training, counselling, referral and support for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. A children’s support worker is available.

Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.


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.’

Aboriginal Legal Service

Provides legal services relating to civil, criminal and family law for Indigenous people. After-hours telephone contact is available.


Serviced by Head Office – Darwin


NPY Women’s Council Domestic and Family Violence Service (Alice Springs Head Office, services Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands).

NPY Women’s Council’s purpose is to work with the women and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara region in Central Australia to increase the capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.


Relationship Australia NT has a new service that can help seniors feel more respected and safer. It’s a service for older people who are being neglected, treated badly, are feeling unsafe or worried because they are having problems with their family, friends or carers. Get free help through counselling, assisted family meetings, support and referrals. Support from experienced Aboriginal staff and interpreters is also available. For more information, visit

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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As a registered NDIS provider, Anglicare NT offers a wide range of services to help people achieve personal goals, thrive in the community and lead an independent life.


St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.  Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Australia Program

Improves health outcomes of indigenous Australians, with a focus on comprehensive primary health care & eye health.


Aboriginal Health: National Trachoma & Eye Health

The Foundation works to eradicate avoidable blindness and improve health outcomes for indigenous Australians.


Training Courses

A range of training courses is available and includes human rights advocacy.

Women’s Development

Encourages and assists indigenous women to build on their skills and undergo training in order to improve their outcomes and those of their communities.


Food for Futures is YWCA Darwin’s catering and conference facility social enterprise operating out of Barbara James House and is able to support the work of YWCA Darwin.

Food for Futures provides nutritious meals to the clients from regional and remote area staying at this facility to attend cancer-related medical treatment.

Food for Futures provides full catering for your functions. We can cater breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, luncheons and dinners. External catering and delivery is also available, and we are happy to customise a menu to suit your taste buds!

Tele-conferencing equipment, PA system, lectern and white board are also available for hire.

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Towards Independence Top End 


  • Confidential, transitional housing and outreach support program that can assist families to move from a crisis situation to living independently in their community
  • Families are referred from other Salvation Army services and various community organizations
  • Eligibility is determined through meeting with families and discussing their situation


  • Offer transitional housing
  • Provide ongoing regular outreach support
  • Assist families with their physical and material needs
  • Assist in the development of a support plan
  • Provide referrals to other services (eg. Children’s services, counselling, legal services)
  • Help to secure permanent housing
  • Talk to other services on your behalf
  • Provide guidance to appropriate life skills (eg. Parenting, budgeting, cooking etc)
  • Access to support networks, home visits, recreational activities and social events.

Aranda House Therapeutic Community

Provides accommodation in a residential therapeuticcommunity facility that provides a twelve-week program forpeople with alcohol problems and an eight-week program for people with volatile substance misuse.

After-care is also available.


Community Education

Community education programs are available.


Counselling Services

Provides counselling in the form of a personal lifestyle improvement program for people with drug or alcoholproblems.


Drink-Driver Training Program

Drink-driver training courses are available for people who have been apprehended by the police and have lost their licence owing to drink-driving.


Independent Living

Allows clients to continue their recovery from alcohol or other drug use while living with their families in self-contained accommodation (apartments) for up to two years. Clients are supported by a caseworker.


Information & Referral

Information, intervention and referral are available for people with alcohol or other drug problems.

Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.



A mobile team of four workers operate an outreach service for people who have alcohol or other drug problems and are in need.


Residential Detoxification Treatment

Short-term accommodation at Aranda House with non-medical detoxification treatment and counselling is available for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The initial detoxification and withdrawal service can be co-managed with another health service should a medical detoxification be necessary.

Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.


Sobering-Up Shelter

Provides accommodation for people who need to sober upfollowing drug or alcohol abuse and have come to the attention of the Police.


Transitional After Care

Accommodation is provided in a semi-independent-livingprogram for up to 12 months for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The program is based on a therapeutic community model where clients are actively involved in their own personal recovery in a safe & caring setting.

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CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing counselling services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

The organisation provides counselling and other support services in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Tiwi, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Jabiru, Maningrida, Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Ltyentye Apurte, Finke, Titjikala, Indulkana and Ali Curung.

This program aims to provide a range of counselling interventions to people who are experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs problems.

Our professional counsellors aim to work with individual and family members who are affected by alcohol and other drug misuse to identify issues and explore better options.

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We work with each child in every family in a community to realise their aspirations for the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of the next generation. Education and opportunity are at the very heart of our approach, which involves working with Traditional Custodians and Elders as they lead the way in implementing the Children’s Ground Platform.

The Children’s Ground Integrated Learning and Wellbeing platform tackles the social, structural and economic determinants and inequities that currently underpin the devastating life experiences of children living in communities of extreme economic poverity. We respond to the multi-level influences on children’s development and life from pre-birth to 25 years.

The service system is designed to create a safe environment for children and families. This is achieved by priviledging  and respecting the First Language of the individual well as their culture and identity. The culture and identity of a child is fundamental to their learning and wellbeing.

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GROW Support Group

Provides self-help and support groups for adults with mental health or emotional problems. Groups follow a structured program and provide support for participants in a positive and non-threatening setting. GROW groups are voluntary, anonymous, confidential and non-denominational.


Vinnies Opportunity Shops

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



Our Disability Employment Services provide tailored support to people with a disability on their journey to securing long term employment within the local labour market. Delivering both the DMS and ESS contracts we are partnering and building relationships with both employers and job seekers to overcome barriers and achieve employment outcomes for job seekers. Mission Australia has two offices in the NT situated in Palmerston and Wanguri to support job seekers.



Peak body for playgroups throughout the Northern Territory which act as a voice and advocate for families, representing playgroups to government and the wider community.

The Playgroup Association NT (PANT) support all families in the NT to learn and grow through play, promoting fun and learning experiences for babies and children through community playgroups, whilst providing information and support networks for all families.


Vinnies Opportunity Shops

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

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NT Friendship & Support also has a respite house and can provide Short Term Accommodation

Contact our Community Engagement Manager – Tricia on 08-8971-0027 for more information

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Catherine Booth House is Darwin’s safe refuge for women who are being affected by domestic and family violence.

Staff members there support these women through crisis accommodation and intensive case management. They have also been working especially hard to ensure that there is more awareness surrounding the impact of Domestic and Family violence in the NT.

In recent weeks Catherine Booth House have had several success stories in which they have enabled women to walk away from domestic violence to become survivors, not victims. Now, they are intent on restoring their clients self-esteem through engaging programs that they hope will return them to an independence they had previously lost.

Catherine Booth House Provides…

A safe place for women 18 years and over, from all cultural backgrounds, who are experiencing crisis/homelessness a safe place to live.

Our services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. We have Care Workers and a Coordinator available during these hours offering advice and services.

We can accommodate up to 7 women in a share situation.

Services include:

  • Crisis Accommodation
  • Support
  • Meals
  • Advocacy
  • Information

We can assist you in gaining referrals top appropriate services such as:

  • Domestic Violence Counselling
  • Domestic violence restraining orders
  • Centrelink
  • Immigration
  • Alcohol rehabilitation services
  • Drug rehabilitation services
  • Legal support
  • Medical attention
  • Assistance to retrieve personal belongings
A small fee of $25 per night applies
Contact Us

08 8981 5928

for information.

Our after hours number is 0428 590 944.

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