The Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) is responsible for providing support, engagement and advice to Aboriginal people and government on significant Aboriginal Affairs priorities through strategic Aboriginal policy matters, key projects and meaningful engagement and partnerships.

OAA comprises Aboriginal Affairs Strategic Partnerships and the Aboriginal Interpreter Services, and is supported by the broader Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet.

OAA champions the changes, and accelerates the work already underway by government in the areas of Aboriginal leadership, capability and capacity building, and building a culturally responsive public sector, that contributes to the commitments in the ‘Everyone Together’ Aboriginal Affairs Strategy and National Agreement on Closing the Gap more...

  • The National Agreement on Closing the Gap, between all levels of government and Aboriginal people, outlines a new way of working to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people.

  • A 10 year plan that provides a way for the NT Government to reshape how it works with Aboriginal Territorians to support community aspirations and achieve better outcomes.

  • The Northern Territory Government in partnership with key stakeholders is holding a two day forum to celebrate and acknowledge Aboriginal leadership and governance.

  • The Northern Territory Government provides a wide range of grants, scholarships and other forms of support for businesses, community organisations and individuals.

  • Learn about Aboriginal interpreting services in the Northern Territory, and the benefits of using a registered interpreter.

  • An NT Government flagship program aimed to help identify, mentor and support Aboriginal emerging leaders from remote communities across the Northern Territory.

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Office of Aboriginal Affairs
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet
Phone: (08) 8999 8567


GPO Box 4396
Darwin NT 0801


Alice Springs office
Alice Plaza, Mezzanine Level
Todd Mall, Alice Springs NT 0870

Darwin office
NT House, Level 11
22 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

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