Who is responsible for services in the NT?

The Northern Territory Government, Northern Territory councils and the Australian Government all work to support Territorians with disability. This section tells you who does what.

Key Northern Territory disability information

The NT Office of Disability is responsible for disability policies and issues in the Northern Territory Government. The Northern Territory Disability Advisory Committee provides advice to the Northern Territory Government and helps people with disability to have a say in disability matters. Northern Territory councils also work to support, promote and improve local communities.

Learn about the Northern Territory Disability Minister

Visit the disability section of the NT Disability Services website

Visit the Northern Territory Government website

Learn more about local councils in the Northern Territory

Learn about the Disability Advisory Committee

Northern Territory Disability Strategy

Services the Northern Territory Government provides

Public, social and community housing

Public hospitals

Community health services

Home and Community Care programs for under 65s

Public transport services

Public primary and secondary schools


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Kindergartens and pre-schools

Jurisdictional court systems

Correctional centres and prisons

State/Territory Police

Guardianship, Public trustees

The Ombudsman

Child protection

Community visitors programs for disability*

Domestic and family violence services

Major sporting facilities

State and territory human rights/anti-discrimination bodies

Services Northern Territory local councils provide

Northern Territory local councils provide the following support and services:

  • Urban planning/design of the built environment
  • Accessible buildings
  • Local development planning
  • Local roads, bikeways and footpaths
  • Local parks and recreational facilities
  • Local sports grounds
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds
  • Council run childcare and aged care centres
  • Municipal services
  • Parking regulation
  • Public libraries, community halls

Find out more about Local Government in the Northern Territory.

The Australian Local Government Association is the national voice of local government, representing and providing a range of services to 537 councils across Australia.

Australian Government and shared services

Find out what services the Australian Government provides