Allied Health

Northern Territory (NT) Health has over 500 allied health professionals providing a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for Territorians.

Some of the services provided by allied health within NT Health include:

  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • clinical psychology
  • environmental health
  • dental therapy
  • nutrition
  • audiology
  • speech pathology
  • pathology
  • orthotics / prosthetics
  • social work
  • dietetics
  • radiography
  • pharmacy.

The Principal Allied Health Advisor informs, guides and advocates on issues affecting the allied health workforce from a local to a national level across a wide range of issues including workforce planning, education and safety and quality.

Student placement

NT Health accepts students undertaking health courses for clinical placement subject to availability, a current Student Placement Agreement with the teaching institution and in line with prioritisation criteria.

Read more about student placements.

Registration and professional associations

In the NT Health there are approximately 20 professions making up allied health. Information related to registration, regulation and professional associations are listed below.

Allied health professionRegulation typeProfessional AssociationCredentialing
AudiologySelf regulated

Audiological Society of Australia Inc

Clinical psychologyPsychology Board of AustraliaThe Australian Psychological SocietyAustralian Psychology Accreditation Council
Dental therapyDental Board of Australia 

Australian Institute of Environmental Health

Dietetics and nutrition

Self regulated

Dietitians Association of AustraliaDietitians Association of Australia
Environmental healthNot registeredAustralian Institute of Environmental HealthAustralian Institute of Environmental Health
Occupational therapyOccupational Therapy Board of AustraliaOccupational Therapy AustraliaOccupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd
PharmacyThe Pharmacy Board of Australia

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Australian Pharmacy Council

Prosthetics or orthotics

Not registered

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association


Physiotherapy Board of AustraliaAustralian Physiotherapy AssociationAustralian Physiotherapy Council
PodiatryPodiatry Board of AustraliaAustralian Podiatry AssociationAustralian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council
RadiographyMedical Radiation Practice Board of AustraliaAustralian Institute of RadiographyAustralian Institute of Radiography

Social work

Not registeredAustralian Association of Social WorkersAustralian Association of Social Workers
SonographySelf regulatedAustralian Sonographers AssociationAustralian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
Speech pathology

Self regulated

Speech Pathology Australia Speech Pathology Australia

Related information

Go to licensing and registration for information about NT health practitioner registration.

The following non-government organisations offer research and information for allied health professionals.

Services of Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)

Go to the SARRAH website

The Centre for Allied Health Evidence at the University of South Australia

Centre for Allied Health Evidence website

Indigenous Allied Health.

Go to the Indigenous Allied Health website.


Chief Allied Health Advisor
Department of Health 
Health House
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800

Phone: 08 8999 2603



PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811

Last updated: 15 December 2016

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