Where to get an STI test in the Northern Territory? – In Real Life

Where to get an STI test in the Northern Territory?

Things to do once you’re sexually active:

Talk to your sexual partners about STIs before having sex

Use a condom or other protection methods

Find an STI testing location

Get tested regularly for STIs 


Once you become sexually active, STI testing should become a regular part of your sexual health routine. STIs don’t always have symptoms and the only way to know if you have one is to be tested. Testing regularly is a great way to stay on top of your health and detect an infection early. STIs are treatable and early diagnosis can help you avoid some of the health problems that can result from having an untreated infection. Being diagnosed with an STI isn’t the end of the world. During the check-up, your doctor can give you advice on how to treat the infection and prevent infection for you and your partners in the future.

STI testing is easy, free or low cost. An STI test is confidential and all health professionals are required by law to keep what you discuss private, no matter how old you are. This confidentiality can only be broken under serious circumstances. More information on your healthcare rights is available at ReachOut.

For tips on talking about sexual health with your doctor, click here.

Finding a clinic

Finding a place to get an STI test is easy! Your local doctor, Family Planning or sexual health clinic can offer STI testing.

Additionally, some states—South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, and Victoria—have their own government supported, online testing services which provide chlamydia  and gonorrhoea  testing for free. There are also two national services which are private and provide a range of tests at a cost. Find more information about what online testing is and where it’s available here.

Below is a list of sexual health and Family Planning clinics throughout the Northern Territory. Click on one of the links below to find clinics in your area of the NT and check STI testing off your to do list.

Alice Springs




Tennant Creek

Other NT health services and resources

Other national health services and resources


Alice Springs

City Contact Information
Alice Springs Clinic 34
Ground Floor, Eurilpa House
25 Todd Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 8951 7549
Alice Springs Alukura Women’s Health Service
4 Percy Court
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 7928 8400
Alice Springs headspace Alice Springs
Unit 5, 5 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 8958 4544


City Contact Information
Coconut Grove Family Planning NT
Unit 2 The Clock Tower
Dick Ward Drive
Coconut Grove NT 0810
(08) 8948 0144
Darwin Danila Dilba
36 Knuckey Street
Darwin NT 0800
(08) 8942 3444
Darwin Clinic 34
Red Wing, Building 4
Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) campus
105 Rocklands Drive
Tiwi 0810
(08) 8999 2678
Palmerston Family Planning NT
Palmerston Health Precinct
3 Gurd Street
Farrar NT 0830
(08) 8948 0144


City Contact Information
Katherine Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service
25 Third Street
Katherine NT 0850
(08) 8971 0044
Katherine Clinic 34
Floor 1, O’Keefe House
Katherine Hospital campus
Gorge Road
Katherine NT 0850
(08) 8973 9049


City Contact Information
Nhulunbuy Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
1424 Arnhem Road
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
1800 111 918
Nhulunbuy Clinic 34
Endeavour Square
Nhulunbuy Community Health Centre Building
Chesterfield Circuit
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
(08) 8987 0357

Tennant Creek

City Contact Information
Tennant Creek


Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
Davidson Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 8962 2385
Tennant Creek


Tennant Creek Hospital Emergency Department
Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 8962 4399
Tennant Creek


Royal Flying Doctor Service
Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 8962 2622
Tennant Creek Clinic 34
Tennant Creek Hospital
Cnr Windly Street and Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 8962 4259

Other NT health services and resources

Service Description
Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council www.fpwnt.com.au/

Family Planning NT, established in 1973 and located in major centres in the Northern Territory, is a non–profit Organisation, which aims to promote sexual health and rights for everyone.

Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council www.ntahc.org.au

A broad community response to HIV and hepatitis in the Northern Territory

Safe Sex. No Regrets. www.safesexnoregrets.nt.gov.au/

Safe Sex. No Regrets. For people aged 15–29 years old to encourage young people to get a sexual health check if they are sexually active; let people know how easy it is to get tested and work to increase the use of condoms and lube.

Other national health services and resources

Service Description
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet makes comprehensive, up–to–date information accessible to people interested in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

all good allgood.org.au/

The all good website includes information, resources and service directories on STIs and BBVs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It includes a ‘find a service tab’ to find a local doctor, clinic or a testing centre that provides STI and BBV testing. The website also includes links to local support services.

Better to Know www.bettertoknow.org.au/

‘Better to Know’ is a website for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women. It provides detailed information on STIs and BBVs, and on getting tested– in two sections, Men’s Business and Women’s Business. It can send SMS reminders to have a sexual health check and can also be used to notify recent sex partners anonymously that they need to have a sexual health check.

Body Talk  www.bodytalk.org.au/

Info for young people about the body, puberty, relationships and sexual health including STIs and contraception.

Family Planning NSW Talkline



Talkline provides free and confidential information, advice and options across a wide range of reproductive and sexual health issues.

1300 658 886

Health Direct www.healthdirect.gov.au/

healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online and over the phone.
1800 022 222

Marie Stopes Australia www.mariestopes.org.au/

Marie Stopes provides safe and supportive reproductive health services such as contraception, abortion, vasectomy, STI checks and more.

QLife www.qlife.org.au/

QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.
1800 184 527

Reachout www.reachout.com/

ReachOut helps under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times.

Young Deadly Free youngdeadlyfree.org.au/

Young Deadly Free is all about raising awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) affecting young people in regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. They provide information and resources for young people; elders, parents and other adults; and doctors, nurses and other health workers.

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