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Interest groups, clubs and other groups and organisations in Darwin and the Northern Territory

Writing and Literature Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Writing and Literature Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc (ARDS) has publications for sale to anyone interested in learning more about indigenous culture and language. Children’s Book Council of Australia NT Branch Darwin libraries  – Lists library locations and contact details. Honey Ant Readers are reading books and literacy resources for Indigenous… Read More

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Volunteer Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Volunteer Groups in Darwin & NT Volunteers are always needed and it is a quick way to make friends and learn new skills. The Alice Springs Masters Games are held every two years attracting over 4,400 competitors from across Australia and overseas, competing in 34 sports. The Games have earned a reputation as being Australia’s… Read More

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Womens Social and Support Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Women’s Groups BPW Darwin – A branch of Business and Professional Women Australia, the group supports issues that affect working women. Country Women’s Association of Australia  – Click on State Members icon for Northern Territory contact details. Katherine Womens Information and Legal Service (KWILS) is a community legal centre providing women with… Read More

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Support Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Support and Networking – Darwin & NT Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc (ARDS) Working with Indigenous people any where in the world is a massive challenge. They face so many barriers at the cross-cultural and cross language interface. Since 1973, ARDS has worked at the ‘cutting edge’ of Aboriginal community development work, mainly in… Read More

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Radio, Television, Movie Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Film Darwin Film Society operates the outdoor Deckchair Cinema each year. N.T. Filmmakers Association  – Filmmakers and writers that work on projects as a group and individually. Darwin & NT Radio Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) public radio stations: ABC Radio Homepage ABC Darwin  105.7 ABC – your gateway to ABC Local Radio… Read More

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Science Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Science Groups and Links in the NT The Centre for Arid Zone Research (CAZR) in Alice Springs provides a research base for a number of scientists engaged in research projects studying arid and semi-arid rangeland ecology and natural resource management including socio economic and policy aspects. Darwin Astronomy – An amateur astronomy group that meets… Read More

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Social Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Social Groups Darwin Bowls Club Darwin Bushwalking Club The club organises one-day or weekend walks throughout the year as well as occasional longer walks. Most walks are around Darwin, or in Top End parks. The club also meets socially and sometimes organises other outdoor activities such as canoeing and bicycle riding. Darwin… Read More

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Performing Arts Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Performing Arts, Music and Drama Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Inc  – Provides workshops and performance opportunities across artforms for ages 5 to 25. 8/18 Bauhinia St, Nightcliff. Darwin Chorale – A community choir based in Darwin. Darwin Symphony Orchestra  – A non-profit incorporated association and the only resident symphony orchestra in the Northern… Read More

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Public Speaking Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Public Speaking Clubs etc Rostrum – find clubs around Australia on their website Toastmasters – International public speaking organisation… Read More

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Darwin: NT Lawn Bowls Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Clubs and Organisations – Lawn Bowls Bowls NT Charles Darwin University Sport – Provides sporting and recreational services and opportunities to students and staff of Charles Darwin University, as well as the wider Darwin community. Katherine Country Club – golf and lawn bowls club Nightcliffe Bowls Club More Lawn Bowls and Petanque… Read More

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Multi-cultural Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Multicultural Groups Find statistics at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc (ARDS) – Working with Indigenous people any where in the world is a massive challenge. They face so many barriers at the cross-cultural and cross language interface. Since 1973, ARDS has worked at the ‘cutting edge’ of… Read More

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Food and Wine Groups in Darwin & Northern Territory

Food Groups in Darwin & Northern Territory Lakeside Drive Community Garden a community garden at Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus. The garden is driven by a dedicated team of volunteers and supported by the Office of Community Engagement at CDU. Remote Indigenous Gardens RIG Network – working to support local food production in and by… Read More

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Gaming Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Games Clubs in Darwin & Northern Territory Darwin Gamers Association  – A non-profit organization run by volunteers of all ages and gender, DGA comprises a group of local gamers with an interest in multiplayer computer games and in sharing computer knowledge. Northern Territory Bridge Association  – Bridge is suitable for all ages from eight to… Read More

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Historical Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Genealogy and Local History Groups in Darwin & NT Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – See Family History Unit Coomalie Creek Airfield – Information about the Coomalie Creek airfield, which was used during World War Two, including information on crashes. Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc Historical Society of the… Read More

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Environmental Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Environmental Groups and Links in Darwin & Northern Territory COOLmob – Working to reduce household greenhouse emissions, waste and water usage in Darwin. The Centre for Arid Zone Research (CAZR) in Alice Springs provides a research base for a number of scientists engaged in research projects studying arid and semi-arid rangeland ecology and natural resource… Read More

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Dance Societies and Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Dance Societies and Groups in Darwin & the Northern Territory Royal Scottish Country Dance Society – Northern Territory Branch… Read More

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Car and Motor Cycle Clubs in Darwin and the Northern TerritoryAustralia

Car Clubs in Darwin and Northern Territory Central Australian Drag Racing Association Classic Ford Club NT – A club for all owners of classic Fords in the Northern Territory. Darwin Karting Association Darwin Speedway Riders Drivers Association Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association Landcruiser Club Darwin Branch MotorSportsNT North Australian Motor Sports Club Outback 4WD Club… Read More

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Groups for Young People in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Children and Young People (for and about) Corrugated Youth Arts – Provides workshops and performance opportunities across artforms for ages 3 to 26. Nightcliff. Darwin Police and Citizens Youth Club Incorporated (PCYC)  – Caters for all members of the family. Darwin Toy Library – Provides services to children who are disadvantaged in the community. Girl… Read More

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Church Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Darwin & NT Church  and Religious Groups Buddhist The Tibetan Buddhist Society continues the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the West. With centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, the Society holds a variety of classes including instruction on how to meditate, Buddhist philosophy and advanced Vajrayana practices. Shaolin Cultural & Lifestyle Association – National lay… Read More

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Community Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Community Groups in Darwin & NT The Alice Springs RSL Club Lions Club District 201 C2  – Incorporating clubs in the Northern Territory. Casuarina Lions Club Nightcliff Lions Club NT Working Women’s Centre – A non-profit organisation that aims to provide free and confidential advice to women about work related matters. Remote Indigenous Gardens RIG… Read More

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Animals and Animal Welfare Clubs in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Pet Clubs and Animal Welfare in Darwin & the NT Alice Springs Kennel Club Berrimah Riding Club – Darwin horse riding club. Birdwatching in Northern Territory – A directory of Northern Territory birdwatching tours, bird clubs, freelance guides, bird-orientated accommodation and reference information. Cat Association of the Northern Territory Darwin Dressage Club Inc – Based at Fred’s Pass… Read More

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Art and Craft Groups in Darwin and the Northern Territory Australia

Art and Craft Groups in Darwin and Northern Territory Aboriginal Australia Art & Culture Centre – Alice Springs Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is the peak advocacy and support agency for aboriginal artists and art centres located in the regions of: Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, Kimberley and Tiwi Islands Darwin Camera Club… Read More

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Services for Children and Young Adults in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Children and Young Adults Darwin and Northern Territory Australian Children’s Contact Services Association Inc. (ACCSA)  – A non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent/child contact services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision. Camp Quality  – A non-profit organisation that is committed to bringing… Read More

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Victims of Crime Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Victims of Crime Darwin and Northern Territory 1800RESPECT – National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7 – Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help. Phone 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au. For more information about a service in your state or… Read More

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Watchdogs and Information for Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Watchdogs and Other Sources of Information NT Consumer & Business Affairs  – Part of the NT Government’s Department of Justice. NT Anti-Discrimination Commission  – Independent, impartial body that investigates and helps resolve complaints about discrimination and harassment. Ombudsman for the Northern Territory  – investigates complaints about government departments and agencies… Read More

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Services for Women in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Women – sources of help in Darwin and Northern Territory Alternatives to Violence Project  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a network of independent not-for-profit grass-roots volunteer groups offering experiential workshops on creative conflict transformation in prisons, schools, and the wider community Australian Women’s Health Network – acts as an advocate, lobbyist and information… Read More

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Help and Support for Parents in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Parents & Families Darwin and Northern Territory Australian Breastfeeding Association Australian Children’s Contact Services Association Inc. (ACCSA)  – A non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent/child contact services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision. Australian Parents Council represents the views and interests of… Read More

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Aged Care Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Seniors’ Sites Darwin and Northern Territory Alzheimer’s Australia NT provides support, counselling, information and education to help people living with dementia, their families and those working in the dementia field. COTA NT – Connecting Over 50s Throughout Australia, formerly known as Council on the Ageing, is an independent consumer organisation run by and for senior… Read More

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Services for Men in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Men’s Support and Information Darwin and Northern Territory NT Anti-Discrimination Commission  – can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Alternatives to Violence Project  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a network of independent not-for-profit grass-roots volunteer groups offering experiential workshops on creative conflict transformation in prisons, schools… Read More

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Support Groups and Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Support Groups – Someone to talk to Anglicare NT – Provides adolescent, individual and couple counselling; mediation/family therapy; family mediation; family skills training; youth housing; health and support services; services to frail aged living in the community and their carers. Charles Darwin University Counselling – free for staff and students. Parentline– A confidential telephone counselling… Read More

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Health Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Health Resources and information Darwin and Northern Territory Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of the Northern Territory Carers NT Cancer Council of the Northern Territory Choose yourself Government site with information on health choices – drugs, STDs, lifestyle and more Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT HealthInsite Government web site with a wide range of… Read More

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Hospitals in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

In an Emergency If you require immediate medical assistance dial 000 See also Emergency and Essential Services Hospitals & Medical Services in Darwin & NT Alice Springs Hospital Katherine Hospital Northern Territory Hospital Services Royal Darwin Hospital caters for the population of Darwin and Palmerston, as well as patients from outlying communities and other centres… Read More

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Legal Help and Information in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Legal Help and Information Darwin and Northern Territory Australian Institute of Criminology  – Australia’s pre-eminent national crime and criminal justice research agency. Australian Law Online  – Making it easier for Australians to solve their legal problems. Austlii – Australian Legal Information Institute – Cases & Legislation Katherine Womens Information and Legal Service (KWILS) is a… Read More

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Emergency Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Emergency Services Darwin and Northern Territory Police, Fire, Ambulance In an emergency dial 000 St John Ambulance Northern Territory Northern Territory Police, Fire & Emergency Service Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service  includes news, station phone numbers, safety advice NT Weather and weather warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Police Crime Stoppers  –… Read More

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Disability Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Disability Services Darwin and Northern Territory National Disability Services (NDS) is the National Industry Association for Disability Services. ACROD’s membership includes over 550 non-government, non-profit organisations, which collectively operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disabilities, including intellectual, physical, psychiatric and sensory. NDS’s members are located in every State and Territory in… Read More

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Drug Rehabilitation Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Alcohol and Drugs – Information and Rehabilitation NT Australian Drug Information Network links to an extensive range of information about alcohol and other drugs. Amity Community Services  – Offers a range of services including intervention, counselling and education. Australian Drug Information Network links to an extensive range of information about alcohol and other drugs. Choose… Read More

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Crisis Services in Darwin and Northern Territory Australia

Financial Help & Crisis Relief Dawn House – A Children’s And Women’s Service. A safe place for women and children who are escaping domestic violence. Lifeline Salvation Army St Vincent de Paul Society – NT branch of the Christian support organisation. White Wreath Association Inc. TM Action Against Suicide Created to bring to the attention… Read More

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Politics, Political Parties and Lobby Groups in Darwin and NorthernTerritoryAustralia

Political Parties > National and Northern Territory Australian Labor Party – Northern Territory Branch Australian Democrats Australian Sex Party is a federal political party established to protect the civil rights and liberties of Australians – also a registered state political party in Victoria. The Greens – Northern Territory Branch Liberal Party of Australia  – Country Liberals… Read More

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Schools and Education in Darwin Northern Territory Australia

Schools in Darwin Northern Territory Department of Education website Alice Springs School of the Air offers a wide range of educational services and activities to isolated primary children in the southern half of the Northern Territory, the extreme north of South Australia and the south-east of Western Australia. The school’s Visitor’s Centre in Alice Springs is… Read More

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