Services - Northern Territory

These links are a good start, if you are after further information. Some of these services will refer you to other services and websites – be sure to persist until you find what you are after.

IN AN EMERGENCY, PHONE POLICE: 000

Child Protection NT Department of Children and Families

Website: http://www.childrenandfamilies.nt.gov.au/Child_Protection/
Reports should be made to the 24 hour Centralised Intake Service by using the free-call phone number 1800 700 250.

For more general information, as a starting point you could try:

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: http://www.kidshelpline.com.au
If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kids Helpline. You can call the Kids Helpline for free any time, any day to talk about any problems or issues you have. The Kids Helpline is confidential which means that anything you talk about will be kept private. (Kids Helpline).

Youth Services

Office of Youth Affairs, NT Government

Website: http://www.youth.nt.gov.au/

Alcohol and Drug Issues

Catholic Care NT (Drug and Alcohol Intensive Support Program for Youth)

Phone: (08) 8932 9977
Email: palmerston@catholiccarent.org.au
Website: http://www.catholiccarent.org.au/services/dsp-services.cfm?loadref=2

Legal Advice

Darwin Community Legal Service

Phone: (08) 8982 1111
Website: http://www.dcls.org.au

Domestic Violence Legal Help (Alice Springs)

Phone: (08) 8981 9726

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

6th Floor, 9-11 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 1800 019 343
Website: http://www.ntlac.nt.gov.au

Counselling

Crisis Line

Phone: 1800 019 116
General and domestic violence crisis counselling (24hr)

Men

Mensline

Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Website: http://www.menslineaus.org.au
Mensline is a 24 hour, 7 days a week service that provides counselling for men. Mensline provides telephone support and counselling for issues such as divorce, parenting or work issues. If you know a man who needs someone to talk to about a problem, they can call Mensline. (Mensline).

White Ribbon

Website: http://www.whiteribbonday.org.au
The White Ribbon Foundation of Australia aims to eliminate violence against women by promoting culture-change around the issue. The major strategies to achieve this are a national media campaign as well as education & male leadership programs aimed at men and boys around Australia. (WRD).

XY Online

Website: http://www.xyonline.net
XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. (XY).

Women

Crisis Support

Crisis Line

Phone: 1800 019 116
General and domestic violence crisis counselling (24hr)

Domestic Violence Counselling Service

Phone: (08) 8945 6200 (9am-5pm weekdays) - 1800 019 116 (after hours)

Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Phone: (08) 8922 6472

Dawn House

Phone: (08) 8945 1388 (24 hrs)
Crisis accommodation services for women with children escaping domestic violence.

Information

Ruby Gaea Darwin Centre Against Rape

Phone: (08) 8945 0155