Monday to Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Please note; should all our counsellors be in sessions at the time of your call, you will be asked to leave a message. All messages are responded to promptly.
Strong Steps Counselling Service Contact Details
Strong Steps operates out of our satellite office, and has different contact details to other CAAPS services. To find Strong Steps location and contact details, click here.
GETTING TO CAAPS
CAAPS does not provide transport for clients entering or exiting our programs.
We can however collect clients from transit stations within the Darwin and Palmerston area (Darwin airport and Darwin/Palmerston bus interchange) if their arrival time falls within our work hours (8am to 4pm Monday to Friday).
Coming from Darwin/Palmerston
Those who live locally are expected to make their own way to CAAPS for assessment and admission in to program. If an agency has helped you with your application to CAAPS they may be able to assist you with transport. If you are making your own way please check current bus timetables here https://nt.gov.au/driving/public-transport-cycling/public-buses/Darwin-timetables-and-maps.
The closest bus stop to CAAPS is on Vanderlin drive, next to the Boulter road turn off (opposite Berrimah Police centre, by Yilli Reung and Milkwood Steiner school). You can then walk 600metres from here to CAAPS.
Coming from Katherine area
The Bodhi bus runs from Katherine to Darwin. You can also get from many communities to Katherine (and then on to Darwin) on the Bodhi bus.
If you let us know before, CAAPS staff can pick you up from the ‘Katherine to Darwin’ Bodhi Bus at Palmerston Bus exchange around 11.45am on Monday or Wednesday’s services.
You can get the Bodhi bus in to Katherine from Lajamanu, Kalkarindji, Gapuwiyak, Bulman – Beswick – Barunga (Wet season), Minyerri – Jilkminggan, Borroloola, Numbulwar (Dry season), Ngukurr and Timber Creek.
The Bodhi bus timetable can be found here under ‘Route services’;https://www.thebodhibus.com.au/
Coming from Central Australia
You can travel to Darwin from Alice Springs, Ti Tree, Ali Curung, Tennant Creek, Elliot and many communities in between on this bus. The Greyhound does not arrive in Darwin/Palmerston until the late afternoon – sorry this means you will need to make your own way from the bus stop to CAAPS. If an agency has helped you with your application to CAAPS they may be able to assist you with a voucher for a taxi. You can also catch the Bodhi bus from Tennant Creek or Elliot (more information and link above).
The Greyhound routes can be found here: https://www.greyhound.com.au/book-a-trip
Coming from W.A.
The Bodhi bus runs a service from Wyndham – Kununurra – Timber creek to Katherine. You can then travel on to Darwin as explained above.
Coming by plane
If you arrive between 8 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon Monday – Friday and you let us know before, CAAPS staff can you pick up from the airport. If your plane arrives after these times sorry this means you will need to make your own way from the airport to CAAPS. If an agency has helped you with your application to CAAPS they may be able to assist you with a voucher for a taxi.