Disability advocacy

Advocacy services provide information and support to people with disabilities and their carers.

The Darwin Community Legal Service has free legal support and advice for people in the Top End. Go to the Darwin Community Legal Service website or freecall 1800 812 953.

The Disability Advocacy Service has free support and advice for people in Central Australia. Go to the Disability Advocacy Service website or call 08 8953 1422.

The National Disability Advocacy Program can help with general access and support. It also helps people with disability with other issues that can arise, including help with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

For more information go to the Australian Government Department of Social Services website or call the Northern Territory offices of the Department of Social Services on 1300 653 227.

For disability advocacy you can also get support from the following websites:

Northern Territory Carers Charter

Carers play an important role in our community. They must be treated with respect and dignity.

The Northern Territory Carers Charter recognises their contribution to caring.

The charter takes into account the needs and roles of carers and the services they provide.

All staff must have an awareness and understanding of the charter.

The charter gives guidance to service providers on how to:

  • act in accordance with charter when providing relevant services
  • consult with carers and those who represent carers about program development, strategic/operational planning that is relevant to carers and the people in their care.

For more information, you can read the Northern Territory Carers Recognition Act 2006.

Get the printable A3 Northern Territory Carers Charter PDF (939.0 KB).

Find out more information about disability services.

Last updated: 21 June 2021

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