Darwin

Respondent Early Assistance Legal Service (REALS)

REALS provides legal advice to people who have a domestic violence order application made against them (including by Police).  Appointments for legal advice must be made.  Call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343 to access the service. REALS also has a duty lawyer service at the Local Court at Darwin.  No appointments are […]

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Family Duty Lawyer Service

A free service for people whose family law case is in the Federal Circuit Court in Darwin or Alice Springs on that day and who do not have a lawyer.  It is only available on days that the Court has a duty list.  If possible, it is best to contact the NT Legal Aid Commission […]

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Domestic Violence Legal Service

A legal service for victims and people at risk of domestic and family violence. The service provides: confidential legal advice on your legal options legal assistance with applying for/changing/extending/removing a domestic violence order (DVO) legal assistance with DVO’s taken out by the police on your behalf duty lawyer service at the Darwin Local Court community […]

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Top End Women’s Legal Service Inc (TEWLS)

Legal advice, referral, community legal education and advocacy on most areas of civil law, including family law. By appointment on Wednesdays from 5.15pm. Who’s it for: Women in Darwin and surrounding areas. Cost: Free Where:  2/17 Lindsay Street, Darwin Outreach Services at various aboriginal communities in Darwin area; Darwin Prison; Adult Migrant English Programs. Contact TEWLS […]

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NT Legal Aid Commission

Legal Advice, on-going representation and/or family law conferencing (lawyer-assisted Family Dispute Resolution for separated couples to resolve disputes about children and/or property without having to go to court). Who is it for: Any person who is living in the NT and has a problem with family law, child protection or child support or who is […]

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Child and Family Wellbeing Service

An outreach service providing practical, strengths based support for families where a child or young person (up to 18 years old) is at risk of developing, or showing early signs of mental illness. TEAM Health: Shop 1 & 2, 10 Third Street, Katherine OR 101/5 McCourt Road Yarrowonga (Palmerston/Litchfield area) Phone: 08 8943 9600 Cost: […]

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Children and Parenting/Community Mental Health

These two programs provide outreach counselling and case management support for families with children at risk of, or are showing signs of, developing a mental illness. This program does not require a diagnosis. Individual and group parenting sessions can be negotiated according to client need. CatholicCare NT: 17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah. Outreach available. Contact:  […]

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Supporting Children After Separation (SCASP)

To assist children/teenagers to deal with issues arising from relationship breakdowns and to participate in the decisions that impact on them. Can include but not limited to divorce, relationship, deployment and death. CatholicCare NT: 17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah Contact: 8944 2000 Cost: Free

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Children’s Therapeutic Team

Therapeutic counselling responses for children (0-17 years) who have experienced hurt or trauma. Counsellors see children at school or home and can also support the family. Relationships Australia NT, 5 Shepherd Street, Darwin OUTREACH – KATHERINE AND TIWI ISLANDS Contact: 8923 4999 Cost: Free

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Melaleuca Refugee Centre

Melaleuca Refugee Centre provides a wide range of services for resettlement and healing of refugee survivors of torture and trauma, their families and community. Where: 24 McLachlan St, Darwin. Contact: 08 8985 3311  

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Multicultural Council of the NT

MCCNT promotes empowerment for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through culturally appropriate advocacy and direct service delivery to ensure full participation in the NT.  Contact the Council for information and advice about a wide range of multicultural issues. They run different programs for eligible clients eg citizenship program; passport to drive; homework club; […]

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Children’s Contact Centre, Catholic Care NT

The Centre is purpose built and professionally staffed to provide a safe environment for children and separated parents which minimises the risk of conflict. Supervised contact enables children to spend time in a controlled and supervised environment with the separated parent or relative. Facilitated changeover has procedures in place to minimise parental conflict impacting on […]

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NT Legal Aid Commission

Family Law Conference Lawyer-assisted Family Dispute Resolution for separated couples to resolve their dispute about children and/or property without having to go to Court. Where: Ground Floor, 9 -11 Cavenagh Street, Darwin or 77 Hartley Street, Alice Springs Cost: Legal advice free.  Representation provided on a means and merit test, payment depending upon income. Contact: […]

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RESOLVE Anglicare NT

Who’s it For: Separating or separated families; to help sort out issues like arrangements for children and property. Negotiations can lead to written agreements for parenting and/or property. May include child consultations if appropriate Cost: Depends on income, may be nil if financial hardship. Where: 60 Winnellie Road, Winnellie Contact: (08) 8985 0000

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Family Relationship Centre/Relationships Australia NT

Who is it for: Parents (or other family members) who are experiencing separation and want help to come to an agreement about children or children and property. There are three steps: Education Session: Kids Come First or Aboriginal Building Connections (can do as a stand-alone session or part of family dispute resolution). Individual session with […]

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Child and Family Wellbeing Service

An outreach service providing practical, strengths based support for families where a child or young person (up to 18 years old) is at risk of developing, or showing early signs of mental illness. TEAM Health: Shop 1 & 2, 10 Third Street, Katherine OR 101/5 McCourt Road Yarrowonga (Palmerston/Litchfield area) Phone: 08 8943 9600 Cost: […]

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Children and Parenting/Community Mental Health

These two programs provide outreach counselling and case management support for families with children at risk of, or are showing signs of, developing a mental illness. This program does not require a diagnosis. Individual and group parenting sessions can be negotiated according to client need. CatholicCare NT: 17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah. Outreach available. Contact:  […]

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Financial Counselling

Counsellors can assess financial circumstances and provide information and support about debt, income management, budgeting and bankruptcy.  Also counselling for existing or recovering gamblers and/or anyone who is experiencing financial difficulties related to gambling. Somerville:  147 Lee Point Rd Wagaman; ph: 8920 4100 Cost: Free

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Victims of Crime Counselling Support Service

For individuals throughout the NT who have experienced violent crime and/or secondary victims who have been impacted by crime. Counselling and/or practical support to prepare for and engage in the court process. CatholicCareNT: 17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah; Ph: 8944 2000 Cost: Free

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Royal Commission Support Services

Counselling and support for anybody affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.   Relationships Australia NT:  5 Shepherd Street, Darwin; ph:  8923 4999   Cost: Free

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Children’s Therapeutic Team

Therapeutic counselling responses for children (0-17 years) who have experienced hurt or trauma. Counsellors see children at school or home and can also support the family. Relationships Australia NT, 5 Shepherd Street, Darwin OUTREACH – KATHERINE AND TIWI ISLANDS Contact: 8923 4999 Cost: Free

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Tenancy Support Program

An in-home case management program to help families sustain and maintain their Territory Housing property.   CatholicCare NT:  17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah; ph: 8944 2000   Cost: Free

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Individual/Relationship/Family Counselling

A diverse range of counselling services responding to the needs and well-being of individuals, couples and families, including children.   CatholicCare NT:  17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah; ph: 8944 2000 Cost: $10 concession or 0.1% of gross p/a income/hr. Fees negotiable.   Relationships Australia NT:  5 Shepherd Street, Darwin; ph:  8923 4999 Cost: Means tested […]

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Domestic Violence Counselling Service

For women who are currently experiencing or escaping domestic violence or who have  experienced domestic violence in the past.   Dawn House Inc: Ph: 8945 1388   Cost: Free  

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The Local Court

The Local Court has jurisdiction to hear applications under the Domestic Violence Act. Nichols Place Cnr Cavenagh & Bennett Streets Darwin NT 0800 There is a FREE Duty Lawyer Service for victims of domestic violence.

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Federal Circuit Court

Most family law matters are heard in the Federal Circuit Court.  The Court is located on the 4th floor of the Northern Territory Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin.  The Court shares a Registry with the Family Court of Australia on  the ground floor of the Supreme Court Building. If your family law case is […]

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Children’s Court

Youth Justice and Care and Protection matters are heard at the Children’s Court: Ground Floor, TCG Building, 80 Mitchell Street, Darwin. A free duty lawyer service is available at the Court for those who do not have a lawyer.    

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