Policy & Advocacy
Veterans Australia NT (VANT)
We are a non for profit organisation representing the veteran community of the Northern Territory
Opening: 3rd Sunday of every month – Monthly meetings
Tuesday mornings 10am-12 Trauma Teddy group
Friday mornings Advocacy services 10am-12pm
Our core values are to:
- promote veterans and families health and well-being
- provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise
- represent Territory veterans at NT Government level
- support local schools and other community groups
We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.
We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.
We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.
Initially VVAA (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.
Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans.
As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT. The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.
VANT provides an advocacy services including welfare and compensation assistance.
Volunteering NT is a division of Volunteering SA&NT which is a not-for-profit organisation and the peak body for volunteering, leading the sector in the Northern Territory. Volunteering NT connects people and organisations to create positive volunteering experiences. We work with volunteers and volunteer involving organisations across the Territory.
Volunteering NT works with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to lead, advance, grow, promote and celebrate volunteering. We provide a range of services, support and resources for volunteer-involving organisations and volunteers which contribute to positive volunteering experiences and the strengthening of communities.
Services include advocacy, promotion, consultancy, training, mentoring and research.
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service – Community Services
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service’s aim is to relieve poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.
Yuendumu Women’s Centre Aboriginal Corporation (YWCAC)
Yuendumu Women’s Centre (YWCAC) is a meeting place, a resource centre and provider of advocacy services for the women of Yuendumu and their families.
YWCAC manage the Yuendumu Women’s Safe House.
YWCA Australia – Women of Worth Program
After being involved in the justice system, women may need support to positively integrate and re-engage with the community. The Women of Worth program works with these women, helping to make any lifestyle changes and reduce the risk of re-offending.
The program works alongside these women, and provides:
- Pre and post-release support
- Support to develop employable skills
- Social and emotional wellbeing programs
- Monthly outreach groups
- Support reconnecting with children and families
- Crisis accommodation
- Domestic violence support
- Education and employment pathways