Health & Wellbeing

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, 1/73 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