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

COVID-19 Practical Tips for People with Autoimmune Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases (AIRD)

The Australian Rheumatology Association has published some very useful practical tips to help you reduce your risk and  manage your life and home in this time of increased COVID-19 risk.

Click here to see the article

Can you help? Do you have Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Arthritis Australia is developing a website, MyAS, to assist people with ankylosing spondylitis or non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. They would like affected people to fill in a survey to assist them in the development of the site. Go to the following link:

Thanks for your help!

Psoriatic Arthritis – new website to support people with MyPsa

Australians living with psoriatic arthritis can now become active and informed participants in their journey with the disease through a new online hub.

Click here for more information

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.

MyRA website

Arthritis Australia has launched a ground-breaking Rheumatoid Arthritis patient-support website.

Click here for more information

Upcoming Events

What a Pain!

A short pain self-management course:
Two 2.5 hour sessions a week apart.

Dates, times and venue for future courses to be advised

“Empowering you with the skills to manage your pain and improve your health and well-being”

The interactive workshops are led by experienced facilitators,who guide participants in learning tried and true strategies for pain management.

Cost: Gold coin for materials and morning tea

Bookings essential

For expressions of interest and more information:

Call AONT on Freecall: 1800 011 041

or (08) 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 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