About Us

Territory Families, Housing and Communities is the Northern Territory Government department which empowers families and communities for a safe and better future. Territory Families, Housing and Communities helps to build stronger families in stronger communities, where children are safe, healthy and happy; women and men from all cultural backgrounds have equal opportunities and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Territory Families, Housing and Communities is responsible for:

  • Children and Families
  • Youth Justice
  • Youth, Multicultural Affairs and Seniors
  • Senior and Pensioner Concessions
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Offices of Women’s and Men’s Policy
  • Children’s Policy.

Under the Youth Justice Act, Territory Families, Housing and Communities provides the following services:

  • Youth Detention
  • Youth Outreach and Re-engagement
  • Community Youth Programs
  • Supported Bail Accommodation
  • Alternatives to Detention