Banyan House (Darwin, N.T)

Banyan House (Darwin, N.T)

Banyan House (Darwin, N.T) is a therapeutic community, which is a group of people working together to overcome their common problem of alcohol and/or other drug addiction.

At Banyan House, recovery means regaining lost or diminished capability, health or previous level of functioning. In other words, returning to a state of physical and mental health.

Our view of recovery extends beyond achieving and maintaining abstinence to encompass lifestyle and identity change.

At Banyan House, recovery involves residents taking an active role in your own recovery by following a structured program that incorporates a system of trust, individual responsibility & community participation.

The community structure provides the opportunity for people to reflect upon their previous lifestyle that has led them along a path of alcohol and other drug misuse.

Within the therapeutic community, residents learn new behaviours and gain new perspectives on life and it is with the support of other recovering addicts and the guidance of staff at Banyan House that positive changes can be made.

A Banyan House is a new facility built in 2009. Residents enjoy modern single or twin share rooms with en-suites and community kitchen, dining and group facilities. Bicycles, a gym area,  children’s play-gym and games room are also available for residents and their children.

Banyan House is situated on 3 hectares among bush and gardens at Berrimah. Residential facilities comprise

18 rooms – air conditioned with private ensuite bathrooms in which we accommodate clients in the recovery program;, and two similar rooms for Withdrawal clients,

In 6 of the 18 rooms, we can accommodate two residents, however, we mostly try to have only one resident per room.

The two 2-bedroom family units with private bathrooms are not self-contained (can be, but we prefer incumbents to partake in community activities such as communal cooking and dining).

To lead the way in recovery, developing emotionally strong, healthy individuals, families and communities free from the effects of substance misuse


The Forster Foundation acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which we work and live and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.  

Number of Residents: 30

Age Range : 18 Years + ( Also permitted Children of Residence)

Appromimate Payment: 80% Centrelink or ($205.00 A week) children at $7.00 per night (all inclusive)

Length of Stay: 3 months +

Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs

Dual Diagnosis Treatment:

Banyan House (Darwin, N.T)


The Forster Foundation (trading as) Banyan House

16 Beaton Road,

Berrimah, 0828

PO Box 312

Berrimah, 0828

P: (08) 8942 7402

M: 0400 450 228

F: (08) 8947 1093

E: [email protected]


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