Other useful contacts 2019-06-24T13:57:44+09:30

Emergency

Police

If you or someone else are in immediate danger, call 000.

You can also call the police on 131 444 to report a crime after it’s happened.

http://www.pfes.nt.gov.au/police.aspx

https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/crime-types/family-law-kit

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1800 RESPECT

1800 RESPECT is a 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support service for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic and family violence, or abuse

Call 1800 737 732

or chat online via https://www.1800respect.org.au

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Domestic and Family Violence Services

Dawn House

Call: (08) 8945 1388

Website: https://www.dawnhouse.org.au/

Dawn House Inc provides services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence in Darwin with the women’s shelter, domestic violence community education service, and domestic violence support, including counselling.

Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women’s Shelter (DAIWS)

Call: (08) 8945 2284

DAIWS provides safe and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are homeless or escaping family violence. The services provided include support, referral, outreach and domestic violence crisis accommodation.

Ironbark Indigenous Support

Call: (08) 8931 6600

Ironbark Indigenous Support (IIS) is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander specific Domestic and Family Violence support service in the Darwin and Palmerston areas (including the Town Camps). IIS facilitate support to clients/families who are experiencing DFV or who have in the past and provide Intensive Case Management and collaboration with other support services, establish supported referral pathways relevant to the client’s needs, and advocacy.

YWCA Domestic and Family Violence Centre

Call: (08) 8932 9155

Provides crisis accommodation and case-management support for families escaping domestic violence. Support includes advocacy, referral and assistance with attending legal appointments, court hearings, Centrelink services and other support services. Outreach support is also provided for families not accommodated at the centre.

Sexual Violence Services

Ruby Gaea

Call: (08) 8945 0155

Website: http://www.rubygaea.net.au

Ruby Gaea provides specialist post-initial trauma sexual assault counselling, education and training service.

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Call: (08) 8922 6472

Website: https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/hospitals-health-services/sexual-assault-referral-centres

The Darwin Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides medical, forensic and counselling services to anyone who may have experienced any form of sexual assault (acute, recent or historical). Services available to adults and children (female and male). There is no fee for services.

Crisis / Medium Term Accommodation Services

Catherine Booth House

Call: (08) 8981 5928

Catherine Booth House is a safe crisis centre for women 18 years and over. It provides crisis accommodation and intensive case management for women at risk or experiencing family and domestic violence.

Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women’s Shelter (DAIWS)

Call: (08) 8945 2284

DAIWS provides safe and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are homeless or escaping family violence. The services provided include support, referral, outreach and domestic violence crisis accommodation.

Dawn House Women’s Shelter

Call: (08) 8945 1388

Website: https://www.dawnhouse.org.au/

Dawn House Women’s Shelter provides safe and secure crisis accommodation for women with accompanying children escaping domestic violence in their homes or community.

YWCA Domestic and Family Violence Centre

Call: (08) 8932 9155

Provides crisis accommodation and case-management support for families escaping domestic violence. Support includes advocacy, referral and assistance with attending legal appointments, court hearings, Centrelink services and other support services. Outreach support is also provided for families not accommodated at the centre.

Legal Services

Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS)

Call: 1800 684 055

Website: https://cawls.org.au/

The Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS) is a free legal service for women in Central Australia. CAWLS provides free legal advice for all women in Central Australia and can help with information about legal issues, legal advice and representation, referral to support services, community legal education and law reform advocacy.

Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Service (KWILS)

Call: 1800 620 108

Website: https://www.kwils.com.au/

The Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Service (KWILS) is a not-for-profit Community Legal Centre based in Katherine, Northern Territory, providing women in the Katherine region, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, access to free and professional legal services. KWILS provide community legal education and undertake advocacy and law reform, and provide outreach services to remote women in the Katherine region.

Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS)

Call: 1800 812 953

Website: https://www.dcls.org.au/

The Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS) is a free, confidential service that provides legal services to the Darwin Community. DCLS offers a range of general and specialist services, including the Tenants’ Advice Service and the Disability Rights Service.

Domestic Violence Legal Service (DVLS)

Call: (08) 8999 7977

Website: http://www.dvls.nt.gov.au/

The Domestic Violence Legal Service is a free service for victims and people at risk of domestic and family violence. DVLS provides confidential legal advice and representation services for domestic violence order (DVO) matters, including a duty lawyer service and community legal education.

Environmental Defenders Office (NT) (EDONT)

Call: (08) 8981 5883

Website: https://www.edont.org.au

The Environmental Defenders Office (NT) (EDONT) is a community-based legal service practising in planning and environmental law and providing legal advice & advocacy on public-interest planning & environmental law for individuals and groups. The service also provides education for community groups and engages in law reform.

Law Society of the Northern Territory

Call: (08) 8981 5104

Website: https://lawsocietynt.asn.au/

The Law Society Northern Territory controls the affairs of the legal profession in the Northern Territory. The Law Society Northern Territory offers services to the community including the handling of complaints about lawyers and coordinating community legal education events such as Law Week. The Society cannot give legal advice, however can provide a list of firms who have identified that they specialise in particular areas of law.

Northern Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service (NAAFLS)

Call: 1800 041 998

Website: http://www.naafls.com.au/

The North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Services (NAAFLS) is a Family Violence Preventative Legal Service that provides culturally sensitive legal assistance, casework, advice, support and a counselling service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are victims/survivors of family violence or sexual assault.

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

Call: 1800 898 251

Website: http://www.naaja.org.au/

The North Australian Aboriginal Legal Services (NAAJA) is an Aboriginal Legal Services providing a range of legal services for Indigenous people in the Top End, including legal aid (criminal, civil and family law), community legal education and advocacy for the rights of Aboriginal people before the law.

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

Call: 1800 019 343

Website: https://www.legalaid.nt.gov.au/

The NT Legal Aid Commission provides free and confidential legal services to people in the Northern Territory. They provide legal advice and representation (subject to eligibility), duty lawyer services, family dispute resolution, community legal education and contribute to policy and law reform.

Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre (NTWWC)

Call: 1800 817 055

Website: http://www.ntwwc.com.au/

The Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre (NTWWC) provides free and confidential advice to women about work related matters. The Centre particularly targets services to those in a disadvantaged bargaining position, insecure and low paid work.

Online Safety

eSafetyWomen

Website: https://www.esafety.gov.au/women

eSafetyWomen is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences. The eSafetyWomen resources aim to help women manage technology risks and abuse by giving women the tools they need to be confident when online.

Counselling and Support Services

Amity Community Services

Call: 1800 684 372

Website: http://www.amity.org.au/

Amity Community Services is an incorporated non-government community organisation providing a range of services pertaining to behaviours of habit, including alcohol and other drugs, and gambling.

Anglicare NT

Call: (08) 8985 0000

Website: https://www.anglicare-nt.org.au/

Anglicare NT is one of the largest providers of government-funded welfare, social justice and community development programs in the Northern Territory. They provide programs and support including Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation), Counselling Services, Financial Counselling Services, Family and Parenting Support, and Housing and Tenancy Support.

Australian Red Cross – Darwin

Call: (08) 8924 3900

Website: https://www.redcross.org.au/

The Australian Red Cross provides migration support services, disaster response, and community services including The Shak (youth centre).

CatholicCare NT

Call: (08) 8944 2000

Website: https://www.catholiccarent.org.au/

CatholicCareNT offers programs and services including counselling and separation services, mental health services, financial wellbeing and capability programs, and housing support services.

Danila Dilba

Call: (08) 8942 5400

Website: https://ddhs.org.au/

Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.

Employee Assistance Services NT (EASA)

Call: 1800 193 123

Website: http://www.easa.org.au/

EASA offers an integrated package of psychological and organisational development services to organisations across the Northern Territory, including counselling services.

Family Planning Welfare Association NT

Call: (08) 8948 0144

Website: https://www.fpwnt.com.au/

Family Planning Welfare Association of the NT (FPWNT) provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education and training.

HK Training and Consultancy

Call: 1800 728 508

Website: https://hktc.com.au/

HK Training and Consultancy provide Money Management services, providing support to individuals and families through the use of tools and resources to develop budgets, debt management plans, savings goals, understanding banking products and services and also assisting clients with bill paying.

headspace Darwin

Call: (08) 8931 5999

Website: https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/darwin/

headspace Darwin is a free and confidential service where young people aged between 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals. headspace offers free services that can help you with your mental health and well being, as well as provide assistance in accessing education, employment services and alcohol and other drug services.

Larrakia Nation

Call: (08) 8948 3733

Website: http://larrakia.com/

Larrakia Nation is an Aboriginal organisation providing representation for the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of Darwin, and services for Aboriginal people in the region including community services, homelessness support, and land and sea monitoring.

Lifeline

Call: 13 11 14

Website: https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Melaleuca Refugee Centre

Call: (08) 8985 3111

Website: http://www.melaleuca.org.au/melaleuca/

Melaleuca Refugee Centre (MRC) provides counselling and early settlement support services to people of refugee background and facilitates community development programs in the areas of cultural transition, strengthening families and peace leadership.

Mission Australia

Call: 08 8935 0900

Website: https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/contact-us/

Mission Australia’s integrated nationwide services help people find safe and affordable housing, support disadvantaged children and families, empower troubled young people, assist people with mental illness and disability, etc.

Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory (MCNT)

Call: 08 8945 9122

Website: https://www.mcnt.org.au/

The MCNT is the peak body providing advocacy and services for individuals, families and communities from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the Top End of Australia.

NAAJA Throughcare

Call: 1800 321 201

Website: http://www.naaja.org.au/our-programs/throughcare/

NAAJA Throughcare aims to reduce repeat offending by addressing the ‘throughcare’ needs of adult prisoners and youth detainees. Throughcare is defined as the coordinated provision of support to a person, beginning when they first go into prison and continuing until they are living a safe, fulfilling and trouble free life back out in the community.

Relationships Australia NT

Call: 1800 650 276

Website: https://nt.relationships.org.au/

Relationships Australia NT offer a broad range of counselling and mediation services to individuals, families and communities throughout the Northern Territory.

Somerville

Call: (08) 8920 4100

Website: https://www.somerville.org.au/

Somerville Community Services Inc is a non-government, not for profit, youth, family and community welfare organisation indigenous to the Northern Territory providing disability, family and financial services.

YWCA Darwin

Call: 08 8936 0500

Website: https://www.ywca.org.au/

YWCA Darwin is a non-religious organisation that achieves positive change by providing advocacy, programs and services for women, families and young people in Darwin., including the Women of Worth program, parenting support programs, and a youth diversion program.

Other helpful websites

LawInfo NT

Website: https://www.lawinfont.org.au/

LawInfo NT is a website with plain language information about the law. You can read, watch, listen to, or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you.

The Northern Territory Law Handbook

Website: http://ntlawhandbook.org/foswiki/NTLawHbk/NTLawHandbook

The Northern Territory Law Handbook is a resource and practical guide to legal issues that affect people living in the Northern Territory. The layout is similar to a Wikipedia page and the resource includes information about the legal system and different areas of law.

ShelterMe

Website: https://www.shelterme.org.au/

ShelterMe is an online directory of services for homeless Territorians, operated by NT Shelter and funded by the NT Government. There are no fees to list your service on ShelterMe, however individuals wishing to access listed services should be aware that some service providers may charge fees.

“Quick Exit” button

The TEWLS website has a “quick exit” button in the top right-hand corner of the page.

This button will close the TEWLS website and open the Bureau of Meteorology website. You may need to use this button if you are worried that someone is watching you use the computer or that you have been looking at the TEWLS website.

The “quick exit” button does not delete your browse history. This means that if someone checks your browser history, they will be able to see that you have visited then TEWLS website.

Do you speak a language other than English?

If you would like to speak to TEWLS with an interpreter:

You can call TEWLS on 1800 234 441 and ask to speak to us with an interpreter. We can organise this for free.You will need to tell us your name, your phone number and the language that you speak. We will then call you back with an interpreter on the phone.

TEWLS are able to organise interpreters for most languages, including Aboriginal languages and Auslan.

You can also organise for TEWLS to contact you:

To organise for TEWLS to contact you, please complete the form through the “Make an Appointment” button on the TEWLS home page.

Do you want to access the TEWLS website in a language other than English?

If you would like to listen to the TEWLS website in an
Aboriginal language:

TEWLS has had four Top End Aboriginal languages recorded for this website. You can click the “play” button to listen to these recordings.

The languages that are currently available are:

  • – Murrinh-Patha
  • – Tiwi
  • – Warlpiri
  • – Yolngu Matha

If you would like to read the TEWLS website in a language other than English:

The TEWLS website is able to be translated to lots of different languages. To change the language settings, press “Select Language” in the top bar and choose the language that you speak.

More about hiding your history

Remember, deleting large parts of your internet history may be dangerous. This is because it may tell someone that you do not want your internet history to be found.

If you need help with online safety and/or technological safety, you can visit the eSafety Commissioner website here or you can call 1800 RESPECT on their 24-hour telephone counselling and support service. If you are in danger, you should call the Police on 000.