Office of Men's Policy

The Office of Men’s Policy works to ensure men are considered fully when developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Northern Territory Government policy.

The four key focus areas of the policy framework for Northern Territory men are:

  • community safety
  • health and wellbeing
  • partnership and engagement
  • supporting young Territory males into adulthood.

In addition, the office also supports:

  • men’s leadership and participation
  • keeping Territory families safe
  • Indigenous males advisory council
  • facilitation, engagement, consultation, policy advice and reporting on issues affecting Northern Territory men
  • promotion of regional strategies
  • development of communications campaigns.

Supported initiatives

The office supports initiatives including:

Indigenous Males Advisory Council

The Indigenous males advisory council is a government council of Indigenous men. It meets up to four times a year at Parliament House in Darwin to discuss family violence.

The council has regular access to senior politicians, raising issues to which the government must respond.

The council is developing links with service providers, non-government organisations, Aboriginal organisations, sports clubs and other groups.

Resources for men

The Office of Men's Policy recommends the following resources for men and families in the Northern Territory.

Resource or serviceContact
Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Legal advice, referrals and other services
Go to the NTLAC website.
Phone: 1800 019 343
24 hour counselling for anyone who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault
Go to the 1800 RESPECT website.
Phone: 1800 737 732
Mensline Australia
Supports men and boys dealing with family and relationship difficulties
Go to the Mensline website.
Phone: 1300 789 978
Kids Helpline
Phone, email and online counselling for children and young people 
Go to the Kids Helpline website.
Phone: 1800 551 800 
Australian Men’s Health Forum        Go to the Australian Men's Health Forum website.
Andrology AustraliaGo to the Andrology Australia website.
Men's Health Australia Go to the Men's Health Australia website.


Office of Men's Policy (Office of Gender Equity and Diversity)
Territory Families
Level 6, Darwin Plaza
41 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0801 

Phone: (08) 8999 6139

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Last updated: 10 October 2017