Arthritis & Osteoporosis NT (AONT)

AONT is a not-for-profit organisation partly funded by the NT Government. It is run mainly by volunteers, assisted by two part-time employees and is administered by a Board.

We strive to provide support services and relevant information to improve the understanding of arthritis and osteoporosis.

We promote healthy lifestyles and self-management to reduce the burden of arthritis and osteoporosis.

No referrals are needed and we welcome all enquiries.

Our NT Government funding is for services to the Darwin and Palmerston areas only, however we are happy to send resources anywhere else in the Territory.

We are affiliated with Arthritis Australia and work with them and Arthritis organisations in other states.

Latest News

Arthritis Australia Media Release

Musculoskeletal conditions now the most costly disease group in Australia

  • Musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, affect 7 million Australians
  • The health system cost of these conditions was $12.5 billion in 2015-16, the highest cost of any disease group. This cost is up from $5.7 billion in 2008-09.

‘We simply cannot continue to ignore the impact of conditions like arthritis and back pain,’ said Arthritis Australia CEO, Mr Andrew Mills, responding to a report today from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare showing musculoskeletal conditions now cost $12.5 billion a year, more than any other disease group.

Click here to see full media release


Recall of OA/RA capsules

OA/RA capsules

Blueskygreenearth, in  consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are recalling these capsules (Batch 17098003) due to contamination with a poisonous substance. The product has been withdrawn from the Australian market.

Information for consumers

If you or someone you care for takes OR/RA capsules please discontinue use immediately.


If you have any capsules left they can be taken to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you have any questions talk to your health professional or contact 1300 133 807.

Upcoming Events

Take Charge of Pain — self-management program

Taking charge of pain means gaining more control over your life!

Wednesday 21st and 28th  August

When:   Two 2 ½ hour sessions one week apart.

10:00am to 12:30pm

Where:   Brennan Electorate Office, near Target Palmerston Shopping Centre

Topics include:

  • Benefits of physical activity, relaxation and meditation
  • Tips on pacing, flare-ups, sleep, diet and stress and much more

Bookings essential—call 8948 5232

Gold coin donation towards costs of materials and refreshments

AONT office at Rapid Creek
AONT office at Rapid Creek