Contacts

You can contact the department online via our feedback form or using the contact details below.

Northern Territory Department of Children and Families
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811 
Phone: (08) 8999 2737

Report child abuse or neglect

If you believe a child is being, or has been, abused or neglected you must report your concerns. This is the law in the Northern Territory.

All reports should be made to the child abuse and child protection hotline. 

Read more about reporting child abuse on the Northern Territory Government website.

Child abuse and protection hotline

Phone: 1800 700 250. 

Compliments and complaints

Send your feedback by mail, phone or email.

Attention: Practice Integrity and Complaints Management Branch
Department of Children and Families
PO Box 40596 

Phone: 1800 750 167
Email: DCFcomplaints@nt.gov.au

What is your query about?Contact
Contact a DCF officeAlice Springs
Phone: (08) 8955 6001

Arafura
Phone: (08) 8922 8474

Arnhem
Phone: (08) 8987 0400 

Barkly
Phone: (08) 8962 4334

Casuarina 
Phone: (08) 8922 7111

Katherine
Phone: (08) 8973 8600 

Palmerston
Phone: (08) 8999 4789
AdoptionsPhone: (08) 8922 5519
Child protection hotlinePhone: 1800 700 250
ComplaintsAttention: Practice Integrity and Complaints Management Branch
Department of Children and Families
PO Box 40596 

Phone: 1800 750 167
Email: DCFcomplaints@nt.gov.au
Foster care recruitment hotlinePhone: 1800 814 599
Email: carercommunity@nt.gov.au
Information sharing

Phone: 1800 288 424

Media Phone: 0475 953 571
Email: Media.DCF@nt.gov.au
Office of the Children's CommissionerPhone: 1800 259 256
Email: childrenscommissioner@nt.gov.au
Out of home carePhone: (08) 8922 7097
Placement unitPhone: (08) 8922 7106

Last updated: 07 July 2016