The Professional Standards Office - What do we do?

The purpose of the Professional Standards Office (SA/NT PSO) is to encourage and support the Catholic Church in south Australia and the Northern Territory to regularly review, develop and implement safe and ethical practices and respond professionally and with compassion to disclosures of adult survivors of emotional, physical and child sexual abuse, and current incidents of adult boundary violations and misconduct.
Contact us on 08 8210 8275 


 Other Services

There are specific services that provide information, support, advocacy and counselling for adult survivors of sexual, physical and other abuses.  Many of these services are free of charge and provide confidential support and information.  Regardless of how recent or how long ago the sexual or other abuse occurred, consider contacting a support service to seek counselling and/or other supports.

Relationships Australia (NT)

Darwin - 1300 364 277

Alice Springs - 1800 634 405

Katherine - 1800 650 276

Victim Support Service - 1800 672 242

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) 

Darwin - 8922 6472

Katherine - 8973 8524

Tennant Creek - 8962 4361

Alice Springs - 8955 4500

NT POLICE - 131 444

National Redress Scheme

This is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.  For further information and to apply call 1800 737 377 or go to  Applications can be made any time before 30 June 2027.