Support for Indigenous carers

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who cares for someone? We can help you.

Support for Indigenous carers

Remote camps

The remote camps happen each dry season and give frail aged Indigenous ladies the opportunity to participate in activities on country.

We come to your community in our Troop Carriers and take you out camping for up to a week. When we arrive at your community, we will sit and talk with you about your choice of activities on camp. They could include:

  • visiting family in other communities
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • digging for roots or clay to collect colour for dying
  • picking bush tucker
  • collecting plants for eating or weaving. 

When we return to camp after being out all day, the ladies love cooking their catches and preparing their finds for weaving or painting.

Camp is set up in your local community area, in consultation with locals. The camp is solar powered, and the ladies stay in tents with bedding supplied.

Troopie program

During the dry in the Katherine and Darwin area, we work with providers in community to send a Troop Carrier (troopie) out to your community for up to a month.

Responsible participants with a current NT drivers licence will be eligible to access the service.

You can use the troopie for meaningful activities to enhance the health and wellbeing of carers in the community. You might go out for day activities like hunting or fishing or visiting family in another community.

You can go out on country, just with your family, and have time together.

We pay for the petrol and basic supplies, like your fish bait. 

I remember a remote camp I went on; it still makes me smile. A group of ladies sitting in the middle of the bush watching Jackie Chan on a telly beneath the stars, giggling their hearts out. It was magic.​ - Sharon Tentye - Executive Officer, Carers NT

Coming from community to Darwin for a break

When you need a break from your caring role, you can talk to us about coming to town. You can stay at Anula House, a hostel or other accommodation for a few nights or a few weeks.

This is for all Indigenous carers and the people they care for.

Anula House is air conditioned and close to the bus stop and local shopping centres. Some hostels are air conditioned, and they provide three meals a day.

Staff will talk with you about the responsibilities that come with having a break in Darwin.

Anula House is available for booking by other service providers under our fee-for-service structure.  

Major sponsors

  • Halikos Group
  • Southern Cross Television
  • Area 9 - Gold Sponsors - Golf Day 2018
  • Arthur J Gallagher Silver Sponsor Golf Day 2018
  • Paywise Gold Sponsor Golf Day 2018


Carers NT acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that Carers NT website and publications may contain images and references to deceased persons

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