Support for communities

Family and community support services

Find family and community support services in the Northern Territory (NT) below.


This is a national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. They provide a service directory for men and women as well as a 24-hour counselling helpline.

You can call them on 1800 737 732. If you need a translator during your call, you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service NT on 131 450.

You can also go to the 1800RESPECT website.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous provides assistance and support to recover from alcoholism.

Call 1300 222 222 or go to their website.

Community support workers

There are community support workers who provide information and referral services for the:

  • Greek community
  • Italian, Portuguese and Timorese communities.

You can call the Greek community welfare officer on 08 8981 7203. or the Canossian Sisters for the Italian, Portuguese and Timorese communities on 08 8985 3128.

Family Planning NT

Family Planning NT promotes sexual health and rights for everyone.

You can call them on 08 8948 0144 or go to their website.

Health Direct

Health Direct provides 24-hour access to health information and advice.

No matter where you live, or what time of the day or night it is, you can:

  • talk to a health professional
  • find trusted advice online about the appropriate care for your health issue
  • find the closest local services that are open when you need them.

Call 1800 022 222 or go to the Health Direct website.

NT Council of Social Services

The NT Council of Social Services (NTCOSS) community service provides directories on its website for health, welfare and community services in the NT.

For more information, go to the NTCOSS website.

Other helplines

For other helplines, you can call:

Other services

Search for health, welfare or community service in the NT using the Service Seeker directory.

To find out more, go to the Service Seeker website.

Ruby Gaea

Ruby Gaea provides free, confidential counselling and support to women and children who have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives.

Call 08 8945 0155 or go to their Facebook page.

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Last updated: 23 May 2022

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