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Barkly Region Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Group (BRADAAG) -AC was established in August 1984. We are a non-profit Community-Based agency incorporated under the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC), funded from a combination of Territory and Commonwealth Government funded programs.

BRADAAG is the only provider of AOD services for the Barkly Region, and covers an area of approximately 320,000 square kilometres. The Tennant Creek and the Barkly region is home to nine Aboriginal groups including the Warumungu, Walpiri, Kaytetye and Alyawarra people.

The level of isolation of this remote area service creates challenges in the provision of comprehensive health care. BRADAAG has responded to these challenges by establishing a range of programs that provide a continuum of care for Alcohol and other Drug Clients, so they can receive the necessary, appropriate and on-going support to address their needs within their local area.



The current range of Service Delivery Programs include:

  • Sobering-Up Shelter – No referral required;

  • Residential Rehab and Outreach – Use the referral form below;

  • Transitional Aftercare – Internal referrals only.

Download Referral Form

All BRADAAG clients have a dedicated Case Manager and an appropriate treatment plan/s in place, used in identifying the goals and objectives they would like to achieve. Our Quality Objectives are to:

  • Provide excellence in Service Delivery;

  • Uphold organisational values and codes of practice;

  • Engage in transparent and accountable leadership and governance;

  • Ensure compliance with relevant statutory and safety requirements;

  • Create a culture of organisational learning and staff development;

  • Focus on continual process improvement through a quality monitoring system of internal audits, reviews, analysis, and planning.


Other Service Providers


Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU)

Residential Rehabilitation, aftercare and outreach services for Aboriginal clients

Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA)

Alcohol and other drugs residential rehabilitation program, transitional aftercare program, independent living program and outreach programs

Tennant Creek Hospital (TCH)

Tennant Creek Hospital provides medical supervision and monitoring of patients withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol and Other Drug Services Central Australia (ADSCA)

A specialised assessment, treatment and referral and a non-residential counselling service for people with alcohol, drugs, volatile substances.



Would you like to become a member of BRADAAG?

A member must be:

  • at least 18 years old; and

  • a resident of the Barkly region.

Note: The majority of members of the Corporation must be Aboriginal.

Download Membership Form

Would you like to join our Board of Directors? Please feel free to contact the CEO.


Finance and Funding


BRADAAG is an incorporated Aboriginal organisation registered with the Office of the Register of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC)

- Indigenous Corporation Number 8618.

BRADAAG receives funding from NT Department of Health, National Indigenous Australians Agency and Northern Territory PHN.

BRADAAG’s financial records are kept in compliance with the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

BRADAAG Financial Accounts are managed by an independent accounting company to ensure that funds are utilised appropriately and in accordance with funding contracts. Each Financial year a team of Independent Financial Auditors inspect the accounts and provides Audited Financial Statements to our Funding Bodies and our Members.

At times, BRADAAG may seek funding from other sources to be able to continue the work they do in the community.


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