Stronger Futures in the NT

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory is a commitment by the Australian Government to work with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory to build strong, independent lives, where communities, families and children are safe and healthy.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory is a $3.4 billion investment and responds directly to what Aboriginal people told the Government was important to them.

Stronger Futures is directed to improving the lives of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory, particularly those living in remote communities and town camps, who experience much higher levels of disadvantage than anywhere else in Australia.

We are working with all levels of government and with communities in the Northern Territory to:

  • improve services
  • create more local jobs
  • tackle alcohol abuse, and
  • encourage children to go to school every day.

The Government will support Aboriginal organisations to deliver services under Stronger Futures and all services will be expected to employ local Aboriginal people wherever possible.

Complementing this investment, the Stronger Futures legislation aims to help deal with the issues that Aboriginal people have said are the most urgent.


Stronger Futures involves collaboration across a number of Australian Government agencies including:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Address: PO Box 6500, Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6271 5111

Department of Social Services

Address: PO Box 7576, Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610
Phone: 1300 653 227

Department of Health

Address: GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
Switchboard: 02 6289 1555
Freecall: 1800 020 103

Department of Education

Phone: 13 33 97

Department of Employment

Phone: 13 33 97

Attorney-General's Department

Address: 3-5 National Circuit, Barton ACT  2600
Phone: 02 6141 6666

The Australian Government is also working with the Northern Territory Government to deliver Stronger Futures in the NT:

Northern Territory State Government

Phone: 08 8999 5511

More Information

The Australian Government is committed to improving the way governments and Aboriginal communities work together.

Aboriginal people, community leaders and local organisations are encouraged to provide input to how Stronger Futures is delivered and have their say about the areas they care about most. To learn about what Stronger Futures means for your community get in touch with your local Indigenous Engagement Officer or Government Engagement Coordinator, or the Indigenous Coordination Centres in:

  • Darwin Ph: 08 8928 6100
  • Alice Springs Ph: 08 8958 4200
  • Tennant Creek Ph: 08 7978 1900
  • Katherine Ph: 08 7978 2000
  • Nhulunbuy Ph: 08 8968 8400

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