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NTCAT staff can provide you with information about NTCAT processes and procedures, but not legal advice. 

There are a range of services in the Northern Territory that can help you with free or low-cost legal information, advice and assistance. 

A list of services is provided below for your information. All services are provided by organisations external to NTCAT. If you require assistance, you should contact the relevant service directly to see if they can help you. 


Alicia Johnson Justice Centre
The Alicia Johnson Justice Centre is administered by the Charles Darwin University Foundation. It brings together solicitors, final year law students and legal academics to offer concessional legal representation to low income earners in civil disputes.

NT Anti-Discrimination Commission 
NT Anti-Discrimination Commission aims to eliminate discrimination from happening by raising awareness about individual’s rights and responsibilities under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act. The Anti-Discrimination Commission has three main roles: Public education and training, handling complaints and community engagement.
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Community Justice Centre
The Community Justice Centre is a Northern Territory Government service that offers free mediation services to help people reach an agreement on a wide range of disputes.
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NT Consumer Affairs
The main functions of Consumer Affairs are associated with consumer protection within the purchase of goods and services, residential tenancies and residential building disputes.
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NT Health and Community Services Complaints Commission 
NT Health and Community Services Complaints Commission provides assistance to resolve complaints about health, disability and aged services and make recommendations to improve the quality of these services.
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Law Society of NT 
Law Society of NT provides an online listing of all current Northern Territory legal practitioners to help you find a qualified lawyer suitable for your needs. You will need to pay fees for the lawyer.
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NT Legal Aid  
NT Legal Aid provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across the Northern Territory in most areas of criminal, family and civil law.
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Local Court of the NT
The Local Court deals with criminal and civil matters involving debts, damages or other actions in excess of $25,000 to a maximum of $250, 000.
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NT Office of the Public Guardian 
NTCAT may appoint the Public Guardian as the guardian of a person with impaired decision-making capacity. They also provide information and support to private guardians.
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NT Public Trustee 
NT Public Trustee provides services such as estate, trustee, will and will storage services to Northern Territory residents.
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Supreme Court of the NT
The Supreme Court is the highest Court in the Northern Territory and deals with civil and criminal matters as well as appeals.
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Top End Services

Darwin Community Legal Service
Darwin Community Legal Service assists disadvantaged members of the community to protect their legal rights by the provision of free legal advice in most areas of criminal, family and civil law.
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Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Services
Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Services provides free and confidential information, advice, legal representation, referral, community legal education, and advocacy to women in Katherine and surrounding areas.
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North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency 
North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency provides legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Top End in most areas of criminal and civil law.
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Top End Women’s Legal Services
Top End Women’s Legal Services provides free and confidential legal information, advice, legal representation, referral, community legal education, and advocacy to women in Darwin and surrounding areas.
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Central Australia Services

Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Ltd
Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Ltd provides legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Central Australia in most areas of family, criminal and civil law.
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Central Australian Women’s Legal Services
Central Australian Women’s Legal Services provides free and confidential information, advice, legal representation, referral, community legal education, and advocacy to women in Central Australia.
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