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

Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture Trauma Survivors Service of the NT incorporated is a community-controlled, not-for-profit Association operating out of Darwin. Melaleuca Refugee Centre provided an environment for resettlement and healing of refugee survivors of torture and trauma, their families and communities through confidential, high quality and holistic services.


Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture Trauma Survivors Service of the NT incorporated is a community-controlled, not-for-profit Association operating out of Darwin. Melaleuca Refugee Centre provided an environment for resettlement and healing of refugee survivors of torture and trauma, their families and communities through confidential, high quality and holistic services.

Family Dispute Resolution (formerly known as Family Mediation) includes education, information, dispute resolution and group work to help couples who have separated or are in the process of separating, to resolve family, parenting or property issues. These disputes may include parenting arrangements, child support, financial arrangements and property settlement.
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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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.

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Medical Planning & Coordination

Membership services for medical practitioners in the Northern Territory including information and support regarding practice accreditation, mental health care initiatives, home-medicine reviews, immunisation, information management, quality use of medicines, lifestyle risk-factor management, chronic disease management and the provision of seminars & workshops for ongoing education in the profession.

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Peak Body

The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled healthservices in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with the Government and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people. The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health.



Identifies workplace issues for women in order to raise awareness, lobby for change and provide informed public comment. Interpreters can be arranged. Individual Client Service Provides information, advice and appropriate referral relating to workplace issues for Northern Territory women. Longer term casework assistance and support are also available. Interpreters can be arranged.

Information Service

Provides information for women about their legal rights in the workplace; awards & agreements; workers’ compensation and health & safety; work & family issues; discrimination and harassment in the workplace; workplace bullying; dismissal; and other issues of concern for women in the workforce. Interpreters can be arranged.

Training & Information Sessions

Training & information sessions on industrial relations for women are provided for groups or targeted work places.Topics may include workers’ legal & moral rights and workplace bullying. Interpreters can be arranged.

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TEWLS is a community legal centre focused on the advancement of women’s rights. We provide high quality, responsive, and culturally appropriate legal services to women living in the Greater Darwin region.

We provide free and confidential:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Casework and legal representation services
  • Community Legal Education
  • Advocacy and reform services

We can help with:

  • Family law;
  • Domestic and family violence;
  • Victims of Crime Compensation;
  • Housing and tenancy;
  • Consumer law;
  • Debts, fines and welfare rights;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Discrimination;
  • Employment Law;
  • Superannuation and Estates; and
  • Complaints about government and other services.

Free legal clinics – by appointment

  • Daily during business hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every Wednesdays after-hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every second Wednesday at the Palmerston Community Care Centre;

Outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the town communities surrounding Darwin, women incarcerated in the Darwin Correctional Precinct, women being treated at the Royal Darwin Hospital, women at the Dawn House Women’s Shelter, and culturally and linguistically diverse women within the Greater Darwin region please contact our office for further details.

Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)

General medical services are provided for Aboriginal families and singles.


Emotional & social wellbeing counselling and support areoffered for those affected as a result of the stolen generations. General counselling is available for families and individuals and may deal with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss & grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.Women’s groups are also available.


Infant & Child Health Screening

Screening and monitoring of health for infants and childrenunder five years old is provided as well as advice about health concerns for parents with children in this age group.The service particularly assists indigenous families.


Men’s Clinic

A men’s health clinic, with referrals as necessary.The Clinic focuses on the early detection and treatment ofchronic diseases. The service particularly assists indigenous males.

Mobile Clinic

A mobile clinic offers health services for the frail aged, the ill and those who have disabilities and are unable to attend the Health Service and for those who do not have transport. The service particularly assists indigenous people.


Sexual Health

A sexual health clinic for the indigenous community, includes testing, counselling and medical treatment for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissible infections.

Social & Emotional Well-Being

A social and emotional wellbeing worker is available to provide support for members of the indigenous community who have mental health problems or emotional difficulties.


Specialist Clinical Services

Specialist allied health & medical services include audiology, paediatrics, ear, nose and throat (ENT), treatment for diabetes and asthma, podiatry and colonoscopy. Specialist medical physicians are also available.

Well Women’s Clinic

A women’s health clinic, with referrals as necessary, offering family planning & fertility advice, pregnancy testing & advice, Pap smears, breast examination and rubella immunisation. The Clinic also focuses on the early detection and treatment of chronic diseases.

The service particularly assists indigenous females.

Youth Services

Youth services include activities, counselling and support for children and young people. Counselling may deal with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss & grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.

Statutory Body

The Law Society represents and regulates solicitors practising in the Northern Territory. The Society also investigates complaints about professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct or practice by Northern Territory solicitors.


Environmental Law & Planning Service

A community-based legal service practising in planning and environmental law and providing legal advice & advocacy on public-interest planning & environmental law for individuals and groups. The service also provides education for community groups and engages in law reform.

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Life & Career Coaching

Provides programs to assist young people as they explore their career options and pathways. Training for people working in career development is also available. YouthWorX NT facilitates the Coaching Young People for Success Train-the-Trainer Program for youth educators and professionals to enable them to provide life, career and school performance coaching within their own school or organisation.

Skills, Employment & Careers Expo

An annual exhibition provides opportunities for students and members of the community to explore potential career opportunities and pathways. Exhibitions are held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

Transition to Work Service

YouthWorX NT is funded by the Australian Government to provide the Transition to Work (TtW) Service in Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston. The service provides vocational guidance and a range of skills and capabilities building activities to young people aged between 15 to 21 years who live in the service areas. It also offers a range of real world opportunities such as work tasters, work experience and mentoring in addition to making connections between young people and organisations in the community who can help them to achieve their goals.

CareerStart Pre-employment Training Programs

CareerStart Pre-employment Training Programs have been developed in response to skill shortage areas in the trades, and to offer young people studying vocational training additional support with the aim to lead to employment.

YouthWorX NT liaises with local training providers, employers and provides participants with individual job coaching and teaches skills for job seeking. This support includes work experience, concurrent and ongoing mentoring and support for the learners.

Career Launchpad Service

Our Career Launchpad service provides one-on-one, specialised career coaching and vocational support for young people with disability in their transition from school and into the world of work. The service will provide a cohort of young people with the opportunity to engage in a well-established, specialised youth career service in the safe, supportive environment provided by YouthWorX NT.


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Aboriginal Peak Organisations Alliance

An alliance comprising the Central Land Council (CLC), Northern Land Council (NLC), and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory (AMSANT).

The alliance works towards providing an effective response to key issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory;

  • advocates practical policy solutions to government;
  • increases Aboriginal involvement in policy development & implementation;
  • expands opportunities for community control; and
  • strengthens networks between Aboriginal organisations in the Northern Territory.

Peak Industry Body for Disability Services

The national industry association for disability services in the Northern Territory. NDS assists members to operate efficient and effective services and to meet relevant industry & government standards through the provision of information and advice, networking opportunities and access to corporate support.


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.



Professional and practical counselling for people experiencing problems with their alcohol, drug, or gambling behaviour.

Drug & Alcohol Service

Provides information, education, and counselling that is professional and practical.

Gambling 24hr Helpline – 1800 858 858

Provides telephone information, education and counselling for people who are experiencing problems with their gambling or for people who are concerned about someone else’s gambling behaviour.

Inhalants Program

Provides training and education for retail staff in the safe storage and responsible selling of inhalants.

Responsible Gambling (RG) Training

Provides training that builds on good customer service skills that enables gambling industry staff to recognise and respond to red flag behaviours and assist people with self-exclusion.

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Counselling, organisational development, human-resource consultancy services and critical-incident stress-management services are available for individuals and organisations across the Northern Territory.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Provides professional, customised support and learning programs to minimise risks to employees’ personal health and wellbeing associated with exposure to traumatic events. Training includes stress management, effective communication, basic counselling skills and dealing with aggressive & violent people. A comprehensive peer support training program is also available.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Provides a comprehensive range of confidential counselling and support services in work-related problems for employees and their immediate family members, paid for by employers.

After-hours appointments are also available.

Male and female counsellors are available.

Training & Development

Training and consultancy services available in organisational development and human resources include strategic & business planning, performance management, succession planning, organisational reviews, focus groups & culture surveys, team development, leadership, development programs, human resource consulting, performance review & evaluation, policy review & development, recruitment and retention, recruitment testing, job design, outplacement services, career planning, performance management, diversity & cultural change and organisational change.

Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Program

A specialist counselling and therapeutic treatment service for people affected by alcohol and other drugs.

The program helps to support, encourage and reinforceactions taken by individuals to reduce alcohol and othersubstance related harm. The program is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of the individual, children, couples, families, groups, communities or organisations.

Education and counselling for employees and members oftheir immediate families are also available.

EASA psychologists and counsellors offering the program are professionally accredited, trained and experienced. Male and female counsellors are available.



Relationships Australia NT provides a diverse range of counselling services, responding to the needs of individuals, couples and families from all cultural backgrounds. Counselling is available on a wide range of issues including relationship development/improvement, relationship difficulties, sexual concerns, family violence, grief and loss, and individual growth.

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.


TeamHEALTH is a leading provider of mental health supports. We have been operating in the Territory for over 30 years. We are a for-purpose organisation that provides nonclinical, recovery focused support. Our vision is that all people lead a full and valued life.

TeamHEALTH actively promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse culture. We welcome all people, regardless of age, gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, faith, religion and all other identities represented in our community.

Adult Support

Individual support for Adults

TeamHEALTH have a variety of support available for adults who have a mental illness or are experiencing distress in relation to their mental health.

We provide mental health supports for adults 16-64 years old who are experiencing mental health issues, with or without a diagnosis. Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referral.

Location of Support: We provide supports to people living in Darwin – urban and rural regions, Palmerston, Katherine, Daly River and Maningrida.

Centre Based Support

Adults over 16 who are experiencing mental health issues, with or without a formal diagnosis, can access the Centre Based Supports service. Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referral.

If you are feeling isolated or alone, our Centre Based Supports team provide a welcoming place where you can socialise and participate in a range of activities.

Location of Support: The Centre Based Supports office is located at Rapid Creek Business Village, 48 Trower Road, Millner NT 0810

Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 3.00pm

Support for Older Adults

To be eligible for support by the Older Adult team you need to be assessed and found eligible for a Home Care Package (HCP) or have an NDIS package that includes these supports. Non-indigenous adults are required to be 65 and over and Indigenous adults are required to be 50 years.

We support older adults experiencing mental illness who need assistance to remain living in their own home.

Location of Support: Support is available in urban Darwin regions.

Support Coordination for individuals with an NDIS package

Support Coordination is an NDIS item, whereby you receive individual support to help manage your NDIS package. TeamHEALTH have a team of experienced support coordinators who can assist you in getting the most out of your NDIS package.

Child and Family Support

Our Child and Family Wellbeing team work with children who are aged 0-18 years, together with another member of their family or significant adult, such as a parent or carer. We work alongside children and families who are affected by, or at risk of developing a mental illness.

We offer support at our office locations, Palmerston –Litchfield, Katherine, Gunbalanya, and can visit children and families in their homes, or somewhere else suitable to families in the community, such as a play centre.

Housing Support

We provide non-crisis, accommodation options for you and your family, if you are over 18 years and living with mental illness or mental health concerns and can live independently in the community with support. To be eligible to receive housing support individuals need to be engaged with an individual support worker through TeamHEALTH or another approved provider.

Medium to long-term, shared and non-shared housing options are available in a range of units and houses throughout Darwin and Palmerston. All accommodation comes partly furnished including white goods.

TeamHEALTH Housing is located throughout Darwin and Palmerston.

Residential Support

Through the NDIS we provide Supported Independent Living (SIL) by assisting participants in a shared home environment. This program assists participants build their skills around budgeting, household management and social skills. Our individualised supports each participant in their own journey to good mental health to people living with mental health issues or a significant and permanent disability.

Education and Training

At TeamHEALTH we are committed to delivering education and training to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and contribute to better mental health outcomes.

We provide up-to-date training for workplaces, schools and individuals in the community delivered by our trained facilitators.

Education and training are available in Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine.

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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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