Cerebral palsy register

People with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families in the Northern Territory (NT) are asked to join the Northern Territory Cerebral Palsy Register and the Australian Cerebral Palsy Register.

These registers collect clinical information about CP to help with research across Australia.

Registration for both is voluntary.

By joining you are helping to do all of the following:

  • monitor trends
  • understand causes
  • develop prevention
  • help plan services.

Each state and territory has their own register. The Australian register provides a national picture of cerebral palsy.

Questions you will be asked

You will be asked to give birth details, the type and severity of cerebral palsy in the child, other associated impairments and information about the parents.

Giving consent

You must give signed consent to join the NT register. There are different levels of consent.

You can choose from any of the following:

  • the collection, recording and storage of information on your state or territory register - this may include birth and medical records
  • the transfer of information to the Australian Cerebral Palsy Register that does not include any identification of the person with CP
  • to receive invitations to take part in research projects
  • to nominate a health professional to help complete and verify your information.

How to give consent

You can either:

How to register

To join the NT Cerebral Palsy Register, you should call 08 8922 8885 or email cp.register@nt.gov.au.

To join the Australian register, go to the Australian Cerebral Palsy register website and submit your details. You will also need to complete a consent form.

You can also give your health practitioner or education professional permission to register your details.


Your information is strictly confidential and will only be seen by the NT register staff.

Information included in the Australian CP Register and any reports written from the register or information given to researchers or members of the public will not include your personal details.

If you consent, you may be asked to join in a research study.

You can contact researchers directly or decline to join.


If you have any concerns or complaints, contact the Menzies School of Health Research.

Human Research Ethics Committee
Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital
Tiwi NT 0810

PO Box 41096
Casurina NT 0811

Phone: 08 8922 8196
Fax: 08 8927 5187

Last updated: 14 April 2022

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