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2020 festive season services availability

If you need assistance or support during the festive season, please go to for a list of services operating in your area of the NT. Please note that some services may be operating on reduced or adjusted hours during this period; below are some of those changes, as well as some information on special Christmas services available.

Remote Laundries Project Casuarina
Thurs 24 December open 9am-12pm
Fri 25 December – Sun 3 January CLOSED
Mon 4 January onwards open as normal (9am-2pm)

St Vincent de Paul Society (NT) Inc
Ozanam House will be providing a Christmas brunch. Please advise clients you are referring to attend early, as the service is planned to close at midday.

Alice Springs
Community Housing Central Australia
Open throughout the festive season, except public holidays.

Apmere Urlte: Open Mon-Fri 8-4pm Closed only on public holidays
Contact numbers: Office 8952 3878; Coordinator 0409 186 858

Stuart Lodge 
Open throughout the festive season.

Tangentyere Tenancy Support Service 
Tangentyere Tenancy Support Service will close mid-afternoon on 24 December and reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Catholic Care NT
Catholic Care IFPS will close over the Xmas break (from XMAS day) until the New year, opening back on the 4th Jan 21.
Contact number: 8958 2400.

Kunga Stopping Violence Program 
The Kunga program will be closed for two weeks over the Christmas break from 21st Dec – 31st December.  Opening again on Monday the 4th January.

Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA)
DASA Head Office and Outreach Services will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period, from 24th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021. We will resume on 4th January 2021.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NT) Inc.
The Vinnies ER will be closed from the 23/12 until 01/02/2021.

Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS)
Christmas / New Year availability – Closing 24 December 2020 – Opening Monday 4 January 2020
Contact number – free call 1800 684 055 and 08 89524055

The Salvation Army
The Waterhole will be closed at 12noon on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 until Monday 11th January 2021.

The main office and Doorways will close at 12.30 on Christmas Eve and re open on Monday 11th January 2021.

The Thrift Shop will close at 12.30 on Christmas Eve and re open Tuesday 12th  January 2021.

TIPAS will be closed from 12.30 Christmas Eve  and re open on Monday 4th January 2021

Christmas Cheer registration is open until  Friday 11th December 2020 and will happen on Thursday 17th December 2020 for all who are registered.

There will be Christmas lunch after church at 11.30am at the Salvation Army Church on Christmas Day. Any queries regarding lunch please contact Captain Rhonda Clutterbuck by email [email protected]

NAAJA Alice Springs
Open through Christmas/New Year, only closed on weekends and public holidays. People can call us on 8950 9300 or free call on 1800 636 079.

Congress Family Support Service
Closed 23rd Dec, reopening January 11th. A skeleton staff will be working, with access via the Gap road clinic.

Office closed from the 24th, youth refuge and Ampe Akweke are open.

Relationships Australia NT
We will be closed from 11.30am 24 December with our office re-opening in the New Year on 4th Jan 2021.
Our contact number is: 89524100

Alice Springs Family Law Pathways Network
The FLPN have produced a Christmas tip sheet for separated parents

The Salvation Army
Katherine Doorways Hub will be providing a Christmas day takeaway meal.

Tennant Creek
Barkly Region Alcohol and Drug Abuse Action Group (BRADAAG)
Sobering Up Shelter closed 16 December, re-opening from 4pm the following day (17 December).

Usual services open right throughout the Christmas/New Year period.

Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities (Housing)
Open Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm, except public holidays
Phone contact 8962 4497

Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit (CAAFLU)
Offices will be shut from midday on 24 December 2020, reopening 4 January 2021.
Contact number: 1800 088 884

Tennant Creek Transport services
Town Route Bus Service & MiniBus Service Closed Christmas to New Year.
Services recommence as normal Monday 4th January.
Greyhound Connect Service – by Booking only 25/12/20 to 31/12/20.

Julalikari Council
Closed from Monday 21st December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021.

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