Living in Alice

Healthy Communities

Healthy Com­mu­ni­ties Program

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil pro­vides the fol­low­ing pro­grams aimed at keep­ing res­i­dents of all ages active and healthy:

  • Heart Foun­da­tion Walk­ing (all ages and abil­i­ties) – meet 7am, every Sat­ur­day, at the Andy McNeill Room, Civic Cen­tre, 93 Todd Street.
  • Active Oldies (for seniors) – 10.30am, Mon­day-Wednes­day-Fri­day, at Alice Springs Aquat­ic & Leisure Cen­tre (ASALC), 10 Speed Street. Cost for entry.
  • Keep You Mov­ing (for peo­ple with chron­ic health con­di­tions) – var­i­ous times, Tues­day-Wednes­day-Thurs­day, at Health & Well­ness Cen­tre (ASALC), 10 Speed Street. Min­i­mal cost per class.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact the Healthy Com­mu­ni­ties Coor­di­na­tor by email to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au or call 8950 0533.

Sport & Recreation

Sport­ing and recre­ation­al groups ben­e­fit our local com­mu­ni­ty by cre­at­ing fun, var­ied oppor­tu­ni­ties to reg­u­lar­ly engage peo­ple, from all walks of life, in social activ­i­ty – and Alice Springs is a tru­ly sports-lov­ing town!

From extreme moun­tain-bik­ing and trail-run­ning, to book clubs and lawn bowls, Alice has much to offer those seek­ing to con­tribute to the com­mu­ni­ty, improve their health and fit­ness, or expand their social network.

A list of local sport­ing and recre­ation­al groups can be found here.

Alice Springs Hospital

Alice Springs Hos­pi­tal (ASH) is a 186-bed, major-acute pub­lic health facil­i­ty serv­ing the cen­tral Aus­tralia region and receives approx­i­mate­ly 60,000 patients each year. It is locat­ed at 6 Gap Road and can be con­tact­ed on (08) 8951 7777.

ASH Emer­gency Depart­ment is open 24 hours and does not require an appoint­ment. For med­ical emer­gen­cies, please call 000.

Med­ical & Den­tal Clinics

There are sev­er­al Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­er med­ical clin­ics and den­tal surg­eries in Alice Springs, includ­ing (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Bath Street Fam­i­ly Med­ical Cen­tre, 69 Bath Street – 8952 2000
  • Cen­tral Aus­tralian Abo­rig­i­nal Con­gress (mul­ti­ple clin­ics) – 8951 4400
  • Cen­tral Clin­ic, 76 Todd Street – 8952 1088
  • Mall Med­ical Cen­tre, 173 Hart­ley Street – 8952 2744
  • Alice Springs Den­tal Surgery, 2 Lara­p­in­ta Dri­ve – 8952 3533
  • Alice Den­tal Asso­ciates, Reg Har­ris Lane (off Todd Mall) – 8952 6055

Allied Health Services

  • Bush­Mob (drug addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre) – 8953 3798
  • Drug & Alco­hol Ser­vices Aus­tralia (DASA) – 8952 8412
  • Holyoake Alice Springs (drug addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre) – 8952 5899
  • Sex­u­al Assault Refer­ral Cen­tre (SARC) – 8955 4500 | AH: 0401 114 181
  • Cen­tral Aus­tralia Men­tal Health Ser­vice (CAMHS) – 8951 7711
  • Employ­ee Assis­tance Ser­vices Aus­tralia (EASA) – 8953 4225
  • Head­space (youth men­tal health ser­vice) – 8958 4544
  • Men­tal Health Asso­ci­a­tion of Cen­tral Aus­tralia (MHA­CA) – 8950 4600
  • Rela­tion­ships Aus­tralia – 8950 4100

Ani­mal Health

  • Alice Springs Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal – 8952 9899
  • Alice Vet­eri­nary Cen­tre – 8952 4353
  • Desert Oaks Vet­eri­nary Clin­ic – 8953 4936
  • Alice Springs Rep­tile Cen­tre (snake catch­er) – 0407 983 276