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.

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Latest News

Psoriatic Arthritis – new online hub

Australians living with psoriatic arthritis can now become active and informed participants in their journey with the disease through a new online hub, launched today by Arthritis Australia.

Those engaging with the free hub, MyPsA will be able to build individually tailored profiles, access customised information about their condition, and link with relevant support services.
MyPsA offers information about the psoriatic arthritis, as well as a range of links for treatment options and ways to improve the management of the condition. It will provide tips about lifestyle changes that can make living with psoriatic arthritis more manageable.

“We want every Australian living with psoriatic arthritis to have access to up-to-date news, information, and treatment options regardless of where they are on their journey or where they live around the country,” said Mr Smithers.

More information can be found at:

Thank you to the Northern Territory Government Community Benefit Fund – Minor Community Grants program – for much needed support.

Storage cupboard and two new

Reliable computers are essential for the efficient conduct of
business, as is appropriate storage for materials and records.

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Upcoming Events

Take Charge of Pain

Don’t let chronic pain stop you doing the things you enjoy

Two part course suitable for anyone with chronic pain, whatever the cause

When:  Wed mornings 6 and 13 October 2021 10 am to 12.30 pm

Where: Hibiscus Shopping Centre Leanyer

Cost: Gold coin donation towards cost of materials and morning tea

Bookings essential: Ring 8948 5232

Exercise Programs

Exercise is very important for arthritis sufferers.

“Oh yes, this program keeps my knees moving. The surgeon said the reason I am doing so well after my knee replacement is because I was doing these exercises and keeping fit and strong” Annie

“I had my first day at work with no pain. It has been amazing how much the exercises have helped with my ankle injury and overall strength” Julie

Exercise programs are available through organisations such as COTA ( and Darwin City Council Healthy Darwin (

Contact the office on 08 89485232 for more details of other organisations who offer exercise programs.

AONT office at Rapid Creek
AONT office at Rapid Creek