Northern Territory and Cape York Cashless Debit Card community sessions

The Department of Social Services has commenced community information sessions in the Northern Territory and Cape York on the Income Management (IM) to Cashless Debit Card (CDC) transition legislation. To date, the department has conducted over 75 community visits and engaged approximately 3,000 attendees.

These consultation lists will be updated when additional information sessions are confirmed. The department will work with local stakeholders to schedule community information sessions in the below communities. The department is aiming to visit as many communities as possible through this engagement process. If your community is not listed on this webpage please contact and the department will get in touch to discuss the possibility of holding additional community information sessions.

Full list of communities visited since October 2019

Date Community
15th October 2019 Charles Creek and Hoppys Camp
16th October 2019 Warlpiri Camp
16th October 2019 Trucking Yards Camp
17th October 2019 Larapinta Valley Camp
17th October 2019 Hidden Valley Camp
18th October 2019 Little Sisters Camp
18th October 2019 Karnte Camp
21st October 2019 Tennant Creek
21st October 2019 Elliott
22nd October 2019 Wurrumiyanga
22nd October 2019 Arlparra**
23rd October 2019 Canteen Creek (Owairtilla)
24th October 2019 Wutunugurra (Epenarra)
25th October 2019 Ampilatwatja
25th October 2019 Ali Curung
28th October 2019 Bagot (Darwin)
29th October 2019 Batchelor
30th October 2019 Belyuen
30th October 2019 Yirrkala
31st October 2019 Gunyangara
4th November 2019 Milingimbi
5th November 2019 Tennant Creek
5th November 2019 Santa Teresa
6th November 2019 Ramingining
6th November 2019 Hermannsburg and Wallace Rockhole
6th November 2019 Areyonga
7th November 2019 Alice Springs
7th November 2019 Gapuwiyak
7th November 2019 Imanpa
8th November 2019 Amoonguna
11th November 2019 Haasts Bluff**
12th November 2019 Papunya
12th November 2019 Mount Liebig**
13th November 2019 Coen
13th November 2019 Finke**
14th November 2019 Titjikala
19th November 2019 Milikapiti**
19th November 2019 Darwin
19th November 2019 Doomadgee
20th November 2019 Katherine
20th November 2019 Aurukun
26th November 2019 Pmara Jutunta
26th November 2019 Nturiya
26th November 2019 Hope Vale **
27th November 2019 Engawala
28th November 2019 Atitjere
29th November 2019 Laramba **
2nd December 2019 Mutitjulu
3rd December 2019 Kaltukatjara (Docker River)
3rd December 2019 Doomadgee
3rd December 2019 Galiwin’ku
5th December 2019 Alpurrurulam
5th December 2019 Aurukun
21st January 2020 Coen
21th January 2020 Wurrumiyanga
22nd January 2020 Ali Curung
4th February 2020 Pirlangimpi
4th-5th February 2020 Maningrida
5th February 2020 Timber Creek and Bulla
6th February 2020 Timber Creek, Bulla and Gilwi
7th February 2020 Warruwi **
7th February 2020 Palmerston
7th February 2020 Knuckey Lagoon
11th February 2020 Wadeye
11th February 2020 Wurrumiyanga
11th February 2020 Papunya
11th February 2020 Haasts Bluff
12th February 2020 Mt Liebig
13th February 2020 Kybrook Farm
13th February 2020 Pine Creek
14th February 2020 Arlparra
17th February 2020 Robinson River
17th February 2020 Kintore
18th February 2020 Borroloola
19th February 2020 Finke
25th February 2020 Mossman Gorge
25th February 2020 Manyallaluk
26th February 2020 Barunga
27th February 2020 Hope Vale
2nd March 2020 Katherine
2nd March 2020 Palumpa
2nd March 2020 Binjari
2nd March 2020 Warruwi
3rd March 2020 Gunbalanya
3rd March 2020 Walpiri Camp
4th March 2020 Peppimenarti
4th March 2020 Ngukurr
5th March 2020 Beswick

** Cancelled due to Sorry Business or other reason, visits to be rescheduled.


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

To provide feedback, email

More information

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

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