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.

Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Fees
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Age
Disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals
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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.

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Advocacy

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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COTA NT is the peak body for seniors in the Northern Territory advocating on their behalf and dedicated to promoting their well-being since 1969.

Now in its 50th year, COTA NT provides services, support and information including NT Seniors Card, Age Care Navigators, Seniors Month activities, multicultural programs and events including Seniors Expo

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Peak Body

The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled healthservices in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with theGovernment 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.

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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.
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We are a non for profit organisation representing the veteran community of the Northern Territory

Opening: 3rd Sunday of every month – Monthly meetings

Tuesday mornings 10am-12 Trauma Teddy group

Friday mornings Advocacy services 10am-12pm

Our core values are to:

  • promote veterans and families health and well-being

  • provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise

  • represent Territory veterans at NT Government level

  • support local schools and other community groups

We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.

We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.

We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.

History

Initially VVAA  (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.

Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans.

As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT. The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.

Advocacy

VANT provides an advocacy services including welfare and compensation assistance.

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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.

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Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation

Head Office: Darwin Corporate Park 631 Stuart Highway Building 1, Level 2, Berrimah NT 0828

P: (08) 8931 6600 E: info@ironbark.org.au

Ironbark Indigenous Support (IIS)

Casuarina contact – M: 0408896908

Palmerston contact – M: 0419762118

IIS is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander specific Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) support service in the Darwin and Palmerston areas (including the Town Camps). We have two sites – Casuarina and Palmerston and we provide outreach servicing to clients. IIS facilitate support to clients/families who are experiencing DFV or who have in the past. We provide:  Intensive Case Management and collaboration with other support services, establish supported referral pathways relevant to the client’s needs, advocacy, we provide a culturally appropriate trauma-informed service. We endeavour to foster a collaborative model of co-case management and wrap-around-servicing to clients wherever possible and we have an extensive network of service providers we work closely with to assist clients.  Our overall goal is to empower our clients and improve their safety and wellbeing.

 

Ironbark Community Development & Employment Programs

Shop 2, 14 Freds Pass Road, Humpty Doo, NT 0836

P: (08) 8988 0999

  • Butler Place, HOLTZE NT, 0830

P: (08) 8935 1200

Nauiyu Community, DALY RIVER NT, 0822

P: (08) 8939 9400

 

Aboriginal Bush Traders – Retail Art Outlet

Lyons Cottage, 74 The Esplanade, DARWIN NT 0810

P: (08) 8931 6650

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Counselling

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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Parentline provides free counselling and support to parents and carers of children living in the Northern Territory.

Parentline offers confidential phone and WebChat counselling and support for parents and carers and offers a safety-net for families by providing support when it’s most needed. This includes after hours, weekends, where families may feel isolated and where local services are unavailable.

Whether it’s support for challenging behaviour, relationship with children, co-parenting guidance or mental health help, Parentline is here.

Kids do better when their parents feel supported.

Parentline is here to support parents 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

Call 1300 30 1300 or visit parentline.com.au

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The MS Society of SA & NT (MSSANT) helps to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on individuals, their families, carers and the community, whilst supporting research into improved treatments and ultimately finding a cure.

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AADANT is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Northern Territory.

As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.

Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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The Legal Aid Helpline provides free and confidential legal information, referral to other helpful services, and appointments for free legal advice. Take your first step towards a solution and call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.

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NAPCAN’s programs promote every child’s right to be safe and addresses the underlying issues of child abuse and neglect.

NAPCAN’s activities include the following:

  • Supporting child-friendly & child-safe practices in organisations, businesses and communities to promote the wellbeing & welfare of children & their families.
  • Building community and school capacity in order to support young people in developing respectful relationships.
  • Support, advocacy and development of resources including brochures, posters and audiovisual materials around child safety and wellbeing.
  • Coordination of the National Child Protection Week in September and
  • Coordination of Children’s Week in October.

Community Workshops

Check the NAPCAN website Training Calendar for available workshops otherwise contact NAPCAN for a quote. All workshops can be customised to suit urban, rural and remote communities.

Mandatory Reporting and Child Abuse Prevention

  • This workshop is designed to ensure that staff, volunteers and community members understand their mandatory-reporting legal & ethical obligations as well as increasing confidence in knowing when & where to report abuse or neglect.
  • Participants learn about indicators of harm as well as comprehensive assessment of risk and protective factors.
  • Discussions include practical strategies to reduce the risk of harm to children in families, organisations and communities.
  • The workshop can be individually tailored to urban and remote participants.
  • Workshops are available at no cost to organisations funded by Dept. of Children and Families and are available in Darwin and Alice Springs every 6 months.
  • Advanced bookings are essential.

Tools & Resources for Engaging Vulnerable Children & Families

  • This is a fun & interactive workshop that introduces a wide range of local, national and international child abuse prevention tools and resources for working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Through practical application, participants gain confidence & competence in using the resources in their work places.
  • The workshop can be tailored to urban and remote community services and for those working with newly arrived migrant or refugee families.

Child-Safe Organisations

  • This workshop provides information, research and practical resources to support agencies to improve their work practices with children and young people
  • Policies, protocols and processes are identified to assist agencies to assess, evaluate and introduce child-friendly and child-safe practices.
  • Organisations have an opportunity to identify risk and protective factors within their own practices and within their organisation
  • NAPCAN staff can review current child protection and mandatory reporting policies
  • Sample policies are made available for all participating agencies.

Respectful Relationships Programs – including Love Bites (Violence Prevention Programs)

NAPCAN delivers training in respectful relationships programs for children and young people from 3 to 17.

  • All Children Being Safe – Protective Behaviours program for 3 – 6 years (Key Theme: Community Responsibility for child safety; Safe people; Safe places; Safe/Unsafe feelings)
  • Growing Respect 7 – 12 years (Key Themes: Managing feelings and behaviours; Problem Solving in friendships; Listening skills; Managing fights / arguments; Asking for Help
  • #friends 11 – 13 years (Key Themes: Relationships and social media; Power in relationships; Jealousy; Communication)
  • Love Bites Junior 12 – 15 (Key Themes: Popularity and power; Power and control in relationships; Bullying, Jealousy; Homophobia; Sex, love and control; breaking up; Supporting friends.
  • Love Bites 15 – 17 (Key Themes: Relationship violence and sexual assault; Respectful vs abusive behaviour; Power and control; Myths; Consent; Being a bystander

Check the NAPCAN training calendar for dates of training or contact NAPCAN to arrange for additional workshops.

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We are a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. Since early 2017 we have been piloting the Youth Justice Group Conferencing program which aims to help young people see
the impact of their actions on victims of crime, and to support young people to restore relationships with those they have harmed.

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Support for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory. Carers NT are the Local Carer Gateway Service provider throughout the Northern Territory.

All carers can access Carer Gateway services. You are a carer if you are looking after someone with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age.

You don’t need to be a new carer to use Carer Gateway services – any carer can use the services at any time in their caring journey.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.

We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, peer support, advice and information.

Carers NT are registered NDIS providers, and we also offer a range of Aged Care services with CHSP funding.

Most of our services do not attract fees, however some services have set fees (NDIS), or request a contribution towards the cost of services provided.

Interpreter Services available.

Registered for NDIS

Disability access.

 

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The Childbirth Education Association Darwin is a community based organisation which provides information and support for women and their families and promotes self- reliance and confidence in pregnancy, birth and parenting.   CEA provide support through education sessions, pre-natal and post-natal exercise classes; library and general resources.  Childbirth Education Association is also a community advocate for birthing services.

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FPNT provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education and training.
We strive to provide appropriate, affordable and accessible services to those most in need.
FPNT is a non-government organisation, not for profit, responsible to a governing board of
volunteers.

Our health clinics are open Monday to Saturday in Coconut Grove and Palmerston. Visit our website for further information: http://www.fpwnt.com.au

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Providing support for people with a mental illness and their families and carers.  Also providing early intervention for young people who may be at risk of developing a mental illness.

Wellbeing & Relaxation Centre

Provides emotional support, information, activities, workshops, education, respite, advocacy and referral for carers of people with mental illness.

Mental Health Support

Provides emotional support, information, education, respite, advocacy and referral for people with mental illness and for families and carers of people with mental illness. Social and recreational opportunities are available for people with mental illness and for carers in order to reduce social isolation.

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