Contacts

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 office Alice Springs
Phone: (08) 8955 6001

Arafura
Phone: (08) 8922 8474

Arnhem
Phone: (08) 8987 0400 

Barkly
Phone: (08) 8962 4334

Darwin 
Phone: (08) 8922 7111

Katherine
Phone: (08) 8973 8600 

Palmerston
Phone: (08) 8999 4789
Adoptions Phone: (08) 8922 5519
Child protection hotline Phone: 1800 700 250
Complaints Attention: 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 hotline Phone: 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 Commissioner Phone: 1800 259 256
Email: childrenscommissioner@nt.gov.au
Out of home care Phone: (08) 8922 7097
Placement unit Phone: (08) 8922 7106

Contact the Department of Children and Families

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 

To provide feedback about the Royal Commission into the Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, go to the Royal Commission website.

Last updated: 26 August 2016