Northern Territory

Veteran and Family Wellbeing Centre in Darwin

Mates4Mates is heading to the Northern Territory. 

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs recently appointed Mates4Mates as the lead organisation for the Northern Territory Veteran and Family Wellbeing Centre. 

Based in Darwin, but servicing the entire Territory, the centre will provide support and rehabilitation to veterans and their families.  

We’ll be partnering with local organisations and stakeholders to deliver services including psychological support, physical rehabilitation and wellbeing programs, along with employment, transition and housing programs, and advocacy support.  

We will have a Regional Manager starting in Darwin this year to launch a selection of programs and wellbeing services for the veteran community, with the centre expected to open in 2022.

If you’d like to find out more and keep up to date on the progress of the NT Veteran and Family Wellbeing Centre, please email us at

Expression of Interest

We are inviting all local organisations, including ex-service organisations, interested in providing services in our Darwin centre, or as a referral pathway, to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by September 16, 2020. 

Service-providers who provide support in one or more of the following categories, are encouraged to apply:

  • Health wellbeing
  • Education and skills
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Transition advice
  • Advocacy and welfare
  • Social support and connection
  • Justice and family services

By working together as a community, we can provide consistent and sustainable services that will improve the health and wellbeing of veterans across the Northern Territory.

Submit your EOI

Frequently asked questions

We are seeking services that will expand and complement our current range. We are interested in talking with anyone who provides services in the following areas: psychology, physical rehabilitation, social connection, advocacy, welfare, homelessness, and employment.
Yes. When you fill out the EOI form please state in the eligibility criteria section that your organisation does not have any.
This can be determined at a later date, depending on capacity of services.
We are seeking to connect with organisations that we can refer veterans to if they cannot access specific services in the Centre. For example, if a veteran needs support that is not available through Mates4Mates, we would like to refer to a trusted community service organisation. 
Whilst the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) funding will be used to develop the Centre initially, services and organisations wishing to submit an EOI are advised that the Centre’s sustainability plan will need to include financial contribution from service providers operating within the Centre. However, as part of our commitment to ensuring veterans and their families have access to a wide range of support services and programs, Mates4Mates will also be providing visiting service spaces for some service organisations that are not based on financial contribution.
The Centre will open in 2022. However, Mates4Mates is committed to providing services to the Northern Territory prior to the opening of the Centre.  We anticipate commencing some services in late 2020.