About us

Territory Families was established by the Northern Territory Government on 12 September, 2016

The establishment of Territory Families brings together many of the key functions that work together to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

The agency includes the following divisions:

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

Strategic Plan

Territory Families released our first Strategic Plan in September 2017 and committed to an annual process to refresh the key actions to guide our future decision-making and activity. The Territory Families Strategic Plan Refresh Key Actions 2019-20 sets the stage for continued progress in the final year of the Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017-2020.

Territory Families Chief Executive Ken Davies said that the release of the Strategic Plan Refresh Key Actions will assist progress towards reform in the coming financial year.

"The Strategic Plan Refresh Key Actions 2019-20 set specific and measureable actions for the final year of our Strategic Plan," he said.

"The Key Actions identifies the actions we will take in 2019-20 as we work to build a new family service system."

Mr Davies said that the Key Actions show Territory Families is resolute in working with sector and community partners as we continue our reform journey.

There have been 38 key actions set for 2019-20 across all six goals of our Strategic Plan. Action against these goals will be reviewed in 2020 as we work to develop a revived Strategic Plan for Territory Families.

Territory Families Strategic Plan Refresh Key Actions 2019-20 PDF (1.4 MB)

Previous versions and updates

Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 PDF (6.4 MB)

Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 - 6 Month Review - First Half Yearly Report PDF (1004.7 KB)

Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 - Refresh PDF (1.4 MB)

Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 - 6 Month Review - 1 July to 31 December 2018 PDF (5.0 MB)

Annual reports

Territory Families annual reports

Territory Families Annual Report 2018-19 PDF (5.9 MB)

Territory Families Annual Report 2017-18 PDF (3.7 MB)

Territory Families Annual Report 2016-17 PDF (6.0 MB)

To access previous annual reports call the department on (08) 8999 2737.

Our Minister

Hon. Dale Wakefield

Assistant Ministers for Territory Families are as follows:

  • Assistant Minister for Men's Policy: Tony Sievers MLA
  • Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs: Kate Worden MLA
  • Assistant Minister for Prevention of Family Violence: Sandra Nelson MLA
  • Assistant Minister for Seniors and Youth: Ngaree Ah Kit MLA
  • Assistant Minister for Women's Policy: Sandra Nelson MLA

Contact details for Assistant Ministers

Our management

Chief Executive Officer Ken Davies

Last updated: 17 October 2019

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