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Remote work Why work in remote NT? Hear from our fly-in-fly-out doctor Alan Kerr on why he does what he does and some of his remarkable experiences as a doctor in the NT. Read more Holiday support Need support these holidays? It’s okay not to feel excited by celebrations at this time of year. For some of us, it can be a difficult time or for others, it’s just another day. Look after yourself these holidays and remember, there’s no shame in asking for help. Click for support safeTALKS workshops POSTPONED - Suicide prevention workshops *POSTPONED* Due to COVID-19, our suicide prevention workshops are on hold until further notice. Check back soon for new dates. Learn more COVID-19 COVID-19 Keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in the NT. Plus, find your closest GP, pharmacy, or NT Government hub offering COVID-19 vaccines. Find out more Compass Compass Learning and Development Conference We have made the difficult decision to postpone Compass to 2022.  We’re first and foremost committed to the health and safety of the community, including the Territory’s health workforce. The continuing challenges presented by COVID-19 mean that we’re looking at new dates in 2022. Find out more To display the navigation, create an additional slide by clicking here

Primary Health Network for the Northern Territory

Rural Workforce

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Primary Health Care

Primary health care is the first point of contact a person has with Australia’s healthcare system. As one of 31 Primary Health Networks around the country, and the only one in the NT, it’s our role to help meet the primary health care needs and priorities of Territorians. We do this by identifying gaps in our health system and commissioning local providers to deliver services to fill those gaps.

Where we work

Slide Learn more... The Barkly region has an estimated population of 6,091 people, approximately 2.5% of the total NT population. Barkly Learn more... The Big Rivers region extends from the Western Australia border to the Gulf of Carpentaria. NT PHN Katherine office Big Rivers Central Australia Learn more... Central Australia has a population of 39,317 people, approximately 16% of the total NT population. NT PHN Alice Springs office Learn more... Darwin As the capital city of the NT, Darwin, and its surrounding area, has an estimated population of 83,828 people. NT PHN head office, Darwin Learn more... East Arnhem incorporates Groote Eylandt and Elcho Island and has an estimated population of 14,525 people. NT PHN Nhulunbuy office East Arnhem Top End Learn more... The Top End region wraps around a large remote area that covers Daly, Tiwi and West Arnhem.

Regional profiles

Alice SpringsLearn more... NT PHN Alice Springs office Central Australia Central Australia has a population of 39,317 people, approximately 16% of the total NT population. BarklyLearn more... Barkly The Barkly region has an estimated population of 6,091 people, approximately 2.5% of the total NT population. Big RiversLearn more... NT PHN Katherine office Big Rivers The Big Rivers region extends from the Western Australia border to the Gulf of Carpentaria. East ArnhemLearn more... East Arnhem East Arnhem incorporates Groote Eylandt and Elcho Island and has an estimated population of 14,525 people, approximately 6% of the total NT population. The main township of Nhulunbuy is located on the Gove Peninsula, with a population of approximately 3,240 people. East Arnhem is serviced by one private general practice and three Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services, Mitwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation, and Marthakal Homelands Health Service. Gove District Hospital services the region with 30 beds, providing emergency services, surgical and medical care, paediatrics and obstetrics.

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Top EndLearn more... Top End The Top End region wraps around a large remote area that covers Daly, Tiwi and West Arnhem. DarwinLearn more... NT PHN head office, Darwin Darwin As the capital city of the NT, Darwin, and its surrounding area, has an estimated population of 83,828 people.