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Street Address
2/273 Bagot Rd,
Coconut Grove, NT 0810


Mailing Address
PO Box 40556,
Casuarina NT 0811

Phone: (08) 8948 1051
Toll Free: 1800 985 944 
Fax: (08) 8948 2473  

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Alice Springs

Street Address
3/58 Reg Harris Lane,

Alice Springs, NT 0871


Mailing Address
PO Box 1009
Alice Springs NT 0871


Phone/Fax (08) 8953 1467 


Tennant Creek  

Street Address

42 Paterson Street

Tennant Creek, NT 0860


Phone (08) 8962 1931



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Caring for someone with a mental illness can be stressful and tiring with often a limited opportunity for a break. Here at MIFA(NT) we recognise that carers need to have a break in order to recharge the batteries and be able to effectively look after someone with a mental illness.   Our Carer Support Coordinators will talk with you about the best options for a break to suit your needs.

Karama Cottage - Darwin

Karama Cottage offers respite accommodation for carers of people with mental illness and the people they care for.

This elevated style house is located in Karama on a quiet street, offering a warm and welcoming guesthouse-like atmosphere designed to help guests relax. The house is close to shops, bus routes, bike tracks, Holmes Jungle Park and Crocodylus Park.

Accommodation options vary according to the needs of the people requesting to stay at the house. Options include weekend breaks, overnight stays or longer breaks, and can also be regular planned stays or one offs. The options are as best tailored to the needs of the family as possible (however, options do not include crisis accommodation). Staying at Karama Cottage is a low cost option.

Please speak to our Carer Support Coordinator’s in Darwin or Alice Springs to discuss your needs.




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