Northern Territory

Parkinson’s NT Support Groups

There are two Support Groups in the Northern Territory.

The first Parkinson Northern Territory support group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from 10am until 12 noon. Meetings are held every month.

Meeting Venue: Regis Tiwi Gardens, 11 Creswell Street, TIWI  NT  0810
Contact Phone: Jean: (08) 8983-2474 or email jcjagst@gmail.com

Details of the second Parkinson Northern Territory Support Group can be found on Facebook 
Contact Genevieve on email parkinsonsnt@outlook.com

Resources
Parkinson’s WA assists Parkinson’s North Territory in its role supporting Parkinson’s patients and their carers in the Northern Territory.

What is Parkinson’s?
This area of the website provides a wealth of information and advice regarding both medication and daily living assistance. A range of information sheets cover a wealth of topics that can answer many of your questions.

Products
A range of products to assist those with Parkinson’s are available from Parkinson’s WA and these may be ordered directly from Parkinson’s WA and will be sent directly to you.

Driving advice
The Northern Territory Motor Vehicles Act requires that all drivers notify the Registrar of Motor Vehicles if they have any medical condition (including disability, mental illness and eyesight) that may affect their ability to safely and legally drive motor vehicles.

This mandatory reporting requirement also applies to health professionals, who must report any affected patients. If you have any doubt, it is suggested that you call the Motor Vehicle Registry Info line 1300 654 628 (for the cost of a local call) or consult your health professional for advice.

A medical condition does not necessarily mean that you cannot be licensed. In reality, very few conditions prevent the issuing of a driver license.

The driver can visit the Licensing Office in person, send an email to mvr@nt.gov.au or call 1300 654 628 for further information. There is a penalty for not reporting the necessary information to the Licensing Office.
(information taken from www.transport.nt.gov.au)

Nurse Specialists
Currently Nurse Specialists are limited to Western Australia.