Rural assistance and support services

Find organisations below that help farmers, their families and others in rural industries who need:

  • business and financial services
  • personal counselling services.
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Rural Business Support

Call 1800 836 211 or go to the Rural Business Support website.

NT Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade - business support services

Contact Renee Yuen by calling 08 8999 5479 or emailing renee.yuen@nt.gov.au.

For more information, read about business support services.

NT Department of Health

For Top End regions, you can call 08 8999 4988 – 24 hours, 7 days a week.

For Katherine region, you can call 08 8973 8724.

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

You can call them on 1800 682 288 (1800 NTCATT) or read about mental health in remote communities.

You should also read more about community based mental health services.

Lifeline

This service helps all age groups.

You can call 13 11 14 – 24 hours, 7 days a week.

For more information, go to the Lifeline website.

Beyond Blue

This service helps all age groups.

You can call 1300 224 636 (local call cost) or email infoline@beyondblue.org.au.

For more information, go to the Beyond Blue website.

Kids Helpline

This services helps young people under 25 years old.

You can call 1800 55 1800 – 24 hours, 7 days a week (free from landlines, public telephones, and Optus network mobile phones).

For more information, go to the Kids Helpline website.

Relationships Australia

This service helps families and all age groups.

You can call 1300 364 277 (local call cost) or for more information, go to the Relationships Australia website.

Headspace

This service helps young people from 12 to 25 years old with face to face counselling, and offers training for community members in the mental health area.

You can call 1800 659 388 or email headspacetopend@anglicare-nt.org.au.

For more information, go to the headspace website.

Somerville Community Services

This service helps families and and all age groups.

You can call 08 8920 4100 or 1300 759 655 (remote area financial counselling).

For more information, go to the Somerville Community Services website.

CatholicCare NT

This service helps all age groups.

You can call 08 8944 2000 (Darwin) or 08 8971 0777 (Katherine).

For more information, go to the CatholicCare NT website.

Last updated: 02 November 2020

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