Support for victims of crime

If you are the victim of a violent act, or the relative or close friend of a victim, you can get free counselling.

Counselling services for victims of crime are located across the Northern Territory (NT).

Support services

Victims of Crime NT (VoCNT) is a non-government agency that provides crisis support, information, advocacy, court support and referrals to other support services.

VoCNT operates a 24-hour phone line.

Freecall: 1800 672 242

CatholicCare NT

Free call: 1800 899 855 and 08 8944 2000

Kids Helpline

Free call: 1800 55 1800

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

Free call: 1800 737 732

Ruby Gaea (Darwin)

Phone: 08 8945 0155

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Darwin: 08 8922 6472
Alice Springs: 08 8952 6075
Katherine: 08 8971 0777
Tennant Creek: 08 8962 4100

Read about SARC.

Crime Victims Services Unit (CVSU)

Victims may be eligible to receive financial assistance for financial loss or injury resulting from a violent act that occurred in the Northern Territory.

Free call: 1800 460 363
Read about CVSU.


VoCNT administers the Safe at Home Clean Up and Re-Secure Program which provides a small amount of financial assistance to clean and secure homes after a violent crime or break-in.

Free call: 1800 672 242

Witness Assistance Service (WAS)

WAS is a unit within the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that supports victims of crime and witnesses who need to appear in Court to give evidence.

WAS can also assist with the preparation of victim impact statements.

Free call: 1800 659 449
Read about WAS on the DPP website.


VoCNT can provide a support person for victims feeling traumatised or overwhelmed by the court process.

VoCNT can also assist with the preparation of documentation including applications for financial assistance and victim impact statements.

Free call: 1800 672 242

YWCA Darwin

Victims of domestic and family violence in Darwin and Palmerston may be eligible to receive free safety planning and home security upgrade services.

Phone: 08 8932 9155


VoCNT administers the Safe at Home Security Improvement Program, which provides home security upgrades to Territorians who are most at risk of unlawful entry or domestic violence.

VoCNT also administers the Business Resecure Program to help small businesses resecure their business premises after a break-in.

Free call: 1800 672 242

Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit

Free call: 1800 088 884 (Alice Springs) and 1800 068 830 (Tennant Creek)

Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (Alice Springs)

Free call: 1800 684 055

Darwin Community Legal Service

Free call: 1800 812 953

Domestic Violence Legal Service (Darwin)

Phone: 08 8999 7977

Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Service

Free call: 1800 620 108

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

Free call Darwin: 1800 041 998 and Katherine: 1800 184 868

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

Free call Darwin: 1800 898 251, Katherine: 1800 897 728, Alice Springs: 1800 636 079, Tennant Creek: 08 8962 1332.

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

Free call: 1800 019 343

Top End Women’s Legal Service (Darwin)

Free call: 1800 234 441

Last updated: 15 September 2022

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