See Us.
Hear Us.
Know Us.

See Us.

During NT Youth Week, the Office of the Children's Commissioner hosted photography workshops run by Kim Shanahan, for young people in Katherine. Kim taught the young people about lighting, composition and what makes a good photograph. Check out some of the young people and their photographs below.

Show us the real you! Photo Competition

Congratulations to the Top 3 children who were selected as winners in the competition.

The top 30 photos are travelling around the NT throughout 2018.

First place: Christopher Dhumalwuy Gurruwiwi

Second place: John Guyula


Third place: Josh Maralngurra


Know Us.

Do you want to share your story? Young people across the Territory are hosting the Office of the Children's Commissioner Facebook page.If you are interested in sharing your story as a young Territorian, then send us an email or message us on Facebook. Here's what's involved:

Couch Surfing

The Office of the Children's Commissioner and the CREATE Foundation partnered up for the Annual Couch Surfing Race run by Anglicare NT to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The event was held in Darwin's Civic Park and included service providers from across the Top End. With eight couches entered into the race, it was a tough competition. The young people that raced the OCC/CREATE couch made it to the final race where they took on the Don Dale couch. It was a close race but the OCC/CREATE couch made it across the finish line first to win the race!

Support Links


National youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

Anglicare NT

Anglicare NT is a faith-informed agency, proud of its traditions as an NGO (non-government organisation) and a long-term territory based community service organisation that continues to adapt and respond to the needs of our communities.


National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Mission Australia

A non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Create Foundation

The national peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (including kinship care, foster care and residential care).

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) delivers high quality and culturally proficient Aboriginal legal services to the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Bushmob Aboriginal Corporation

For young people who are at risk of being disengaged and marginalized.

Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service

We provide high quality advice and representation and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Central Australia.

Danila Dilba Health Services

Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.

Save the Children

Save the Children is one of Australia's largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children.


The national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers provides care and support services across Australia in urban, rural and remote locations.

NT Legal Aid

Provides legal information, referral, advice and assistance to disadvantaged people in the NT. Youth justice lawyers and social workers help young people involved in the criminal justice system at court and with other support. If young people feel their rights are not being met, lawyers can help you to complain and try to solve the problem.