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If you’re finding it difficult to live in your current home for health reasons, or you no longer need the space, you may be considering changing your housing arrangements.

Some options include:

  • moving into a smaller home
  • living with family
  • purchasing a place in a retirement village
  • applying for aged care.

You may be able to access in-home support to help you to stay longer in your current home. Your local Aged Care Assessment Team could advise you about your options. They can help you work out what type of care will suit you and assess whether you’re eligible for:

You could also visit the My Aged Care website or phone the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422.

COTA NT – Our Aged Care Navigator can also assist you access My Aged Care support.

More information


COTA NT housing advocacy

View information about COTA NT’s advocacy for the provision of affordable seniors housing options (more)

  • COTA NT Bidding for Senior Territorians 2020 – Included six calls for action including: Liveable communities – that foster social participation of older people: i.e. appropriate housing which provides social interaction and Planning for change – providing appropriate retirement and planning options in regional areas.

NT Housing strategy

  • Northern Territory Housing Strategy 2020-2025 – A home for all Territorians –this housing strategy was officially released in December 2019 by the Northern Territory Government. The vision of the strategy is a home for all Territorians – housing that enables social and economic well being and strong communities.

Lifestyle accommodation – The NT Government’s vision is for senior Territorians to remain in the Territory and be able to transition into appropriate accommodation by ‘downsizing’ and ‘rightsizing’ if they wish. The NT Government is also considering operating structures for these accommodation options and keen to ensure that these maximise consumer protections (more)

Emergency housing

For a directory of services for homeless Territorians go to the ShelterMe website. If you need accommodation during a cyclone or other disaster, go to the Secure NT website to read about emergency shelters.

Dawn House

Telephone: 08 8945 1388
Dawn House Inc provides services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Read Safety Plan Booklet Dec 2016 – Dawn House Women’s shelter launched this booklet with tips on safely escaping a domestic violence relationship and accessing help

Housing and accommodation service providers

View NT providers of housing and accommodation.

Public housing

Information for public housing tenants and people who want to apply for public housing.

Residential aged care providers

View contact details for residential aged care providers in the Northern Territory.

Retirement living



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