About us

The Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development was established by the Northern Territory Government on 12 September, 2016, from the former Department of Housing and the Department of Local Government and Community Services.

The government formed the department to bring together many of the key functions that provide services in affordable and accessible housing, local government and community development across the Northern Territory (NT).

The key areas of the department are:

  • public housing
  • supported accommodation
  • remote Indigenous housing
  • seniors housing
  • affordable housing
  • home ownership
  • local government
  • interpreting and translating services
  • town camps
  • homelands
  • remote infrastructure and services.

The department has one minister, one CEO and operates in various locations in the NT.


The department's primary function is to provide safe, affordable and secure housing services to Northern Territory residents.Documentation and information is collected to support its work.

The Information Access Unit makes sure all information collected, held and produced by the department is protected.

The Unit allows this information to be accessible where appropriate and recorded in line with legislation, records management practices and privacy considerations.

The department treats all information with the highest ethical standards and integrity and keeps a record of business practices.

Information listing

Each year, the department produces an information listing of all types of documents and databases held.

The listing provides details on how to obtain documents or information. Items may be publicly available, on the internet, available through freedom of information, or not available.

Read the 2017 information listing.

Request access to information

You can request access to your personal information or government information by submitting an application to the department.

You will receive notice within 30 days of the department's decision to release the information.

How to request access

Submit the relevant form below to a Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development office along with the relevant fee.

You can also submit an application to waive or reduce fees, if you can give financial or other reasons for the waiver or reduction.

Contact the Information Access Unit for more information.

Read more about making freedom of information requests to the Northern Territory Government.

Application forms

Share access to your information

You can also authorise your personal information to be shared with other people.

The person requesting access must fill in and submit an authorisation to disclose personal information form PDF (149.1 KB) to a

Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development office.

Contact the Information Access Unit

For help accessing department information.




(08) 8999 8490 or (08) 8999 8842


(08) 8942 6806


GPO Box 4621
Darwin NT 0801

Last updated: 31 January 2020

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