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Cashless Debit Card – Northern Territory

From 17 March 2021, Income Management participants in the Northern Territory can choose to transition to the Cashless Debit Card. Please visit the links below for key information on the program in the Northern Territory.

The Cashless Debit Card - Factsheets

Community Information Sessions

The Department of Social Services is engaging across the Northern Territory to provide communities with information on the option to transition from Income Management to the Cashless Debit Card.

The department has already engaged extensively with communities and key stakeholders around the Northern Territory. Since October 2019, the Department of Social Services has held almost 200 community engagement sessions with over 5,000 participants in 80 communities in the Northern Territory.

The department works with local stakeholders to schedule community information sessions in communities. The department is aiming to visit as many communities as possible through the engagement process. If you would like the DSS engagement team to visit your community, your store, or your organisation please contact NTEngagementandTransition@dss.gov.au

Upcoming Sessions

This schedule is subject to change – please check back closer to the date listed for your community. Locations listed are indicative and not exhaustive – please contact us if you would like a DSS engagement team to come to your community, organisation or store.

Community / Region Engagement Dates Location/s
Numbulwar 2 – 5 May 2022
  • Traditional Credit Union Branch: Lot 93, Numbulwar
Ngukurr 9 – 12 May 2022
  • Traditional Credit Union Branch: Lot 293, Ngukurr
Alice Springs 23 – 26 May 2022
  • Tangentyere Town Camps
  • Northern Camps
    • Anthelk-Ewlpaye (Charles Creek)
    • Aper-Alwerrknge (Palmer’s)
    • Ilperle Tyathe (Warlpiri)
    • Itwiyethwenge (Basso’s)
    • Lhenpe Artnwe (Hoppy’s)
    • Mount Nancy
  • Southern Camps
    • Anthepe
    • Inarlenge (Little Sisters)
    • Ilparpa
    • Ilyperenye (Old Timers)
    • Karnte
    • Mpwetyerre (Abbott’s)
    • Ewyenper-Atwatye (Hidden Valley)
    • Irrkerlantye (White Gate)
    • Ilepye
  • Eastern Camps
    • Mpwetyerre (Abbott's)
    • Ewyenper-Atwatye (Hidden Valley)
    • Irrkerlantye (White Gate)
    • Ilepye, Ilepye
  • Western Camps
    • Akngwertnarre (Morris Soak)
    • Nyewente (Trucking Yards)
    • Yarrenyty Arltere (Larapinta Valley)
Santa Teresa 24 – 25 May 2022 TBC
Amoonguna 26 May 2022 TBC
Haasts Bluff 30 May 2022 TBC
Hermannsburg 30 May – 2 June 2022 TBC
Wallace Rockhole 30 May & 2 June 2022 TBC
Papunya 31 May – 2 June 2022 TBC

Feedback

The Department of Social Services encourages feedback about the ongoing community engagement sessions in the Northern Territory. Raising a concern, giving a compliment or offering a suggestion can help DSS improve its services.

To provide feedback, email cdcengagement@dss.gov.au

More information

For more information, call the Cashless Debit Card hotline on 1800 252 604.

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