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.

We also have resources for free distribution from Healthy Bones Australia.

Latest News

Infoline bus ad

This is our National Arthritis Australia ad on the back of a Darwin/Palmerston bus.

Keep an eye out for it!

Are there medicines you can’t access?

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has launched the Medicines Repurposing Program, a new initiative aimed at improving patient access to medicines in Australia.

Arthritis Australia is seeking feedback from consumers and carers of people with arthritis or related conditions on medicines that might be suitable for repurposing. This includes medicines that you may have been recommended but are currently unable to access.

Your input is invaluable to them.

If you think this could apply to you click here to complete a survey Survey

Upcoming Events

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 Freecall: 1800 011 041 or (08) 8948 5232 for more details of other organisations who offer exercise programs.

AONT office at Rapid Creek
AONT office at Rapid Creek