Funded by the Australian Government

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Funded by the Australian Government

Parent Support Group

This activity, funded by the previous Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) as part of the Multicultural Solutions Project, was programmed fortnightly in partnership with Relationships Australia NT. Opportunities are provided for interpreter assisted group discussions with migrant and refugee parents from diverse cultural backgrounds and there are regular information sessions scheduled with guest speakers on a range of topics and about issues of concern and interest to the participants including health, nutrition and positive parenting.

Transport is arranged for participants and a drama and circus activities program is provided for children aged 3 to 9 years accompanying their parents. This activity provides parents and children from diverse cultural backgrounds the opportunity to connect and interact socially and build strong family relationships.

For more details phone 8945 9122 or email

Cooking with Culture

Cooking with Culture is a project funded by the previous Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and offers a weekly mix of cooking and culture to people from culturally and linguistically backgrounds.

The project invites members of the multicultural community- aged 50 and over to share traditional recipies and learn about the importance of a good diet and exercise.You don't have to be a great cook to get involve; the project welcomes people from all multicultural backgrounds who want to join a group where they cam make friends and share a knowledge of food.

The project educates the group on the need to eat healthy regularly, in order to prolong and enhance the ageing process.The project include people from Combodia, China, East Timor, Greece, India, Italy, the filipinos and portugal.

Cooking with culture has been operating for many years and is partnered with Anglicare's Linkcare project coordinated by Desiree Hathway.

Cooking with Culture sessions are held fortnihtly Thursday from 10AM to 12:30 PM at the Multicultural Council shop 15, Malak Place Malak 

For more details phone 8945 9122 or email 

MCNT's Emergency Relief Program

The MCNT delivers its Emergency Relief Program service on behalf of the Department of Social Services for families of migrant and refugee background in Darwin experiencing economic hardship. The assistance is designed to assist people in a culturally responsive and confidential manner immediately and respectfully through the dispersal of Food Vouchers and Food For Life Vouchers. Clients are either self-referred or referred from other agencies and service providers; appointments are preferred and interpreters can be arranged if required. The MCNT generally has a "one off" per year policy for Emergency Relief clients but this is flexible, depending on the clients' need and availability of funding.

For more details contact 8945 9122 or email

Our goals are:

The MCNT promotes multiculturalism as a policy that works for all Australians. The MCNT promotes empowerment for people from CALD backgrounds through culturally appropriate advocacy and direct service delivery to ensure full participation in the Territory’s social, cultural, economic, political and civic life.

The MCNT’s core business and organisational ethics are guided by the principles of access and equity, social inclusion, community harmony and celebration of diversity.

Multi Cultural Council NT

Office Address:

Shop 15 Malak Shopping Centre
Malak Place - Malak
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Postal Address:

PO Box 299
Karama NT 0813