Rural assistance and support services

This page contains contact information for a wide variety of support organisations that help farmers, their families and others in rural industries who are in difficulty.

Business and financial services

Rural Financial Counselling Services SA / Rural Business Support

This service covers the Northern Territory.

Phone: 1800 836 211 or (08) 8364 2577
www.rfcssa.org.au

NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation – Business Support Programs

www.nt.gov.au
Contact: Renee Yuen (08) 8999 5479
renee.yuen@nt.gov.au

NT Government Trade Support Scheme

Contact: Wayne Fan (08) 8999 5329
wayne.fan@nt.gov.au

Personal counselling services

NT Department of Health

Top End – phone: (08) 8999 4988 – 24 hours, 7 days a week
Katherine – phone: (08) 8973 8724

The Top End services have a Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team for people with mental health needs in crisis situations.

Phone 1800 682 288 (1800 NTCATT) or go to mental health in remote communities.

You can also find a list of community based mental health services in the NT on the Department of Health website.

Lifeline

Phone: 13 11 14 – 24 hours, 7 days a week
www.lifeline.org.au
Helping all age groups

Beyond Blue

Phone: 1300 224 636 (local call cost)
www.beyondblue.org.au
infoline@beyondblue.org.au
Helping all age groups

Kids Help Line – helping under 25s

Phone: 1800 55 1800 – 24 hours, 7 days a week
Free from landlines, public telephones, and Optus network mobile phones
www.kidshelpline.com.au

Relationships Australia – helping families and all age groups

Phone: 1300 364 277 – local call cost
www.nt.relationships.com.au
Email enquiry/contact form on the website

Headspace – helping under 12- 25 years olds

Phone: 1800 659 388
www.headspace.org.au
headspacetopend@anglicare-nt.org.au
Helping 12 to 25 year olds with face to face counselling – in Palmerston – and offering training for community members in the mental health area

Somerville Community Services – helping families and all ages

Phone: (08) 8920 4100
www.somerville.org.au
Remote area financial counselling 1300 759 655

Catholic Care

They provides services to people of all denominations.

Darwin Catholic Care - phone: (08) 8944 2000
Katherine Catholic Care - phone: (08) 8971 0777

Last updated: 13 October 2017