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.

Infoline bus ad

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

Keep an eye out for it!

Latest News

“Taking the first step”

Have you been told to get moving but not sure where to start?

Come to our free information session to encourage those with arthritis and/or other chronic conditions to make physical activity a part of everyday life.

Friday 9 June  3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Johnston electorate office meeting room Millner Plaza Village (next door to Homemaker Village) cnr Fitzgerald St and Bagot Rd

Call us on 8948 5232 for more information and to register

Axial spondyloarthritis – new MyAS website

This is a form of arthritis which attacks joints and tissues in the spine and pelvis. Back pain and stiffness are often the  first signs and if ignored, the affected joints can deteriorate and partially fuse, leading to severe, often debilitating pain. Ankylosing spondylitis is one form of axial spondyloarthritis.

Click here to go to the website

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