Cancer services: referrals and treatment

There are five public hospitals in the Northern Territory (NT) and one private hospital located in Darwin. Oncology (cancer) services are provided at three of these hospitals - Royal Darwin, Alice Springs and Darwin Private Hospitals. 

The Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre is located within the Royal Darwin Hospital premises.

Treatment for some types of cancers will involve referral to interstate cancer treatment centres as not all can be treated in the NT.

Location Contact Services
Royal Darwin Hospital
Rocklands Drive
Casuarina NT 0810 
Phone: (08) 8922 8888
Fax: (08) 8922 8286

Status of service: public service
Agency description: inpatient

  • Aboriginal liaison support
  • chemotherapy nursing
  • haematology
  • medical oncology
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • physiotherapy
  • radiation oncology
  • social workers
  • special needs dentist
  • occupational therapy
  • cancer care coordinator
Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre
(AWCCC)
Rocklands Drive
Casuarina NT 0810
Phone: (08) 8944 8220
Fax: (08) 8944 8222
www.ntro.com.au
  • adolescent and young adult cancer care coordinator - SA/NT Youth Cancer Care Service
  • clinical trials
  • diagnostic services
  • dietetics
  • haemotology
  • interpreter service
  • lymphodema service
  • McGrath Breastcare nurses
  • medical oncology
  • palliative care
  • pathology
  • radiation oncology
  • urological cancer care coordinator
  • telehealth service
  • teleoncology nurse
  • speech therapy
Territory Palliative Care
(TPC) / Hospice
Rocklands Drive
Casuarina NT 0810
Phone: (08) 8922 7962
Fax: (08) 8922 7977
  • hospice
  • palliative care
  • pastoral care
Darwin Private Hospital
Rocklands Drive
Casuarina NT 0810
Phone: (08) 8920 6011
www.darwinprivatehospital.com.au

Status of service: public service
Agency description: inpatient / outpatient

  • diagnostic services
  • haematology clinics
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care
  • pastoral care
  • pathology
  • physiotherapy
  • social work
  • speech pathology
  • stoma care
  • surgery
Katherine District Hospital
Giles Street
Katherine NT 0850
Phone: (08) 8973 9211
Fax: (08) 8973 9000

Status of service: public service
Agency description: inpatient / outpatient

  • cancer care coordinator
  • chemotherapy day unit
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • social work
Gove District Hospital
Mathew Flinders Way
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
Phone: (08) 8987 0211
Fax: (08) 8987 0399

Status of service: public service
Agency description: inpatient / outpatient
Medical Referral = MR
Self Referral = SR
Other = Nurse, family referral

  • diagnostic services MR
  • pathology MR
  • physiotherapy MR
  • social work MR
Tennant Creek Hospital
Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
Phone: (08) 8962 4399
Fax: (08) 8962 4311

Status of service: public service
Agency description: inpatient / outpatient

  • referral to Alice Springs or Darwin for cancer services
Alice Springs Hospital
Gap Road
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: (08) 8951 7777

Status of service: public service
Agency description: inpatient / outpatient
Medical referral = MR
Self referral = SR
Other = Nurse, family referral

  • cancer care coordinator
  • chemotherapy MR
  • clinical trials MR
  • diagnostic services MR
  • haematology MR
  • lymphoedema services MR/Other/SR
  • McGrath Breastcare nurse
  • medical oncology MR
  • nutrition and dietetics MR
  • occupational therapy MR
  • oncology pharmacy MR
  • palliative care MR
  • pastoral care MR
  • pathology MR
  • physiotherapy MR
  • radiation oncology outpatient clinic MR
  • respiratory nurse MR/Other/SR
  • social work MR
  • specialist dental services MR
  • speech pathology MR
  • stoma care MR/Other
  • surgery MR

Australia-wide online cancer services directories

Use the following links to find interstate cancers services information:

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Last updated: 27 June 2017