Community and Cultural Services

Council's Community Development Team operates in the following areas in support of the community:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Community Grants
  • Community Safety
  • Community Support
  • Community Events
  • Customer Services
  • Disability Services
  • Family and Children’s Services
  • Seniors Services
  • Sister Cities
  • Social Planning
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Youth Services

Advisory and Management Groups

Team members resource a number of advisory committees to facilitate the provision of advice to Council on issues and developments in Council's functional areas.  

Support of Community Organisations and Groups

Team members facilitate, support, promote and showcase Council's commitment to achieving a vibrant and viable community sector in Darwin by working in cooperation with community organisations and groups and also through:  

  • the Community Grants Program
  • the provision of community services and Council facilities
  • the provision of in-kind support for numerous community groups and events such as the World Solar Car Challenge, Sculpture in the Park, Arafura Games, Tropical Garden Spectacular, Australia Day celebrations, National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebrations (NAIDOC), International Women’s Day, Harmony Day, National Youth Week 
  • coordination and development of community informational tools, eg: 
    • Seniors and Disability Services Directory
    • Youth Services Directory
    • Making Tracks - Cycleway Map
    • Feeling Blue - Guide to Support Services - Eighth Edition 2012
    • Youth Information Card 
    • Syringe Disposal Locations Map
    • Grind Online 

Planning and Development

Team members undertake research work directly with community groups and respond to community needs, facilitate the development of new community initiatives, and develop and coordinate the implementation of Council adopted strategies including: 

Service Delivery

The Community Development Team coordinates services to meet the needs of specific population groups through the following;  

  • Fun Bus Mobile Playgroup
  • Fun In The Parks school holiday program
  • LAUNCH - youth participation program
  • Annual Seniors and Disability Forum
  • School Civic Visits
  • Coordinating and participating in community events such as annual Youth Week events, Children’s Week, Disability Awareness Week, Seniors Month, Refugee Week, Reconciliation Week, Anti-Poverty Week, NAIDOC, Homeless Connect etc.

Council Facilities

Recreation Services facilitates community use of Council facilities including:


Community Services Publications

The following Community Services publications are produced by the Community and Cultural Services Department periodically.

Note: Online directories are current and information updated regularly.

If you would like to submit your service information for inclusion in any of the directories, please complete the relevant submission form/s:

Hard copies of all directories are available on request or by clicking on the following form/s:

For any further information on the Community Development Team or its operations, telephone 8930 0409.

Community Services - info sheet