Making referrals to appropriate service providers is a key step in connecting individuals with relevant assistance.
It is important that this process is voluntary and the individual at risk has provided informed consent.
The organisations and agencies below can provide free information and advice.
The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission provides free and confidential legal information, referral to other helpful services and legal advice appointments for most legal problems in the NT.
Legal Aid Helpline operators will talk with a person about the type of problem they need help with and connect them to the correct office at Legal Aid to make an appointment. Legal Aid provides legal advice over the phone, or in person if that is preferred.
The Legal Aid Helpline can:
Phone 1800 019 343
If an interpreter is required, first call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 and ask to connect to Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.
Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre provides free and confidential advice to women about work-related matters.
The NT Working Women’s Centre can assist with issues such as:
NT Working Women’s Centre has work rights information on their website.
Phone 1800 817 055
If an interpreter is required, call first call Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre to arrange this.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is an Australian Government agency that regulates Australian workplaces.
Employees can't get into trouble or have their visa cancelled for contacting them to ask for information about their pay or other workplace rights.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has information and resources in over 30 languages on its website to help people understand their workplace rights and obligations in Australia.
Phone 13 13 94
If an interpreter is required, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 and ask to connect to Fair Work on 13 13 94.