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.

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

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My Health Record – Quick Facts

My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, and test or scan reports can be digitally available in one place.

Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff may be able to see it online from anywhere at any time when they need to, like in an accident or emergency.

As more people use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. This will result in faster and more efficient care for you and your family.

If you have a My Health Record, your records will be available to you online after they have been uploaded by a healthcare provider. If you haven’t already, talk to your GP and ask them to upload  a Shared Health Summary. This is a document that summarises your important health information such as allergies and adverse reactions, medical history, treatments, medications and immunisations.

More information

To register for a My Health Record:

Go to

Call 1800723471

Information provided by Australian Government, Australian Digital Health Agency.

Click here to see the full brochure

Thanks to COTA NT for inviting us again to participate in their annual Seniors Expo in June.

This year’s Expo was held indoors in Palmerston, quite a change from the Museum lawns.

As we were located with a small group of “Fitness and Well-being” providers, we made sure we had plenty of information on arthritis and exercise.  As optimum arthritis management includes appropriate and regular exercise, we gave away many relevant materials as well as condition specific information.

We enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many interested people from both the general public, and other providers (fitness and health).

Upcoming Events

AGM 2018

2 pm Saturday  10th November

To be held at our office:

Shop 18 Rapid Creek Business Village, 48 Trower Rd Millner

Order of business

  1. Consideration of accounts and reports of the Board
  2. Election of new Board members
  3. Any other business requiring consideration by members

Copies of the audited Financial Statement for 2017-18 are now available for inspection by members at the office.

Please contact the office by
Thursday 1st November for:

  • nomination forms for election to the Board;
  • further items of business.

Phone: 8948 5232


AONT office at Rapid Creek
AONT office at Rapid Creek