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CDU Free Tax Clinic


The CDU Free Tax Clinic aims to assist unrepresented taxpayers in meeting and complying with their tax affairs and is now open to assist the Northern Territory community.

The CDU Tax Clinic has been established to provide free and accessible services to members of the community in the Northern Territory. It is available to eligible individuals, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations, and charities who may not be able to afford professional tax advice and representation with their tax affairs and obligations.

CDU Free Tax Clinic operates on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9 am to 5 pm.

Our objective

The CDU Tax Clinic aims to assist unrepresented NT taxpayers in complying or meeting their tax affairs and receive assistance from selected CDU undergraduate and postgraduate accounting students under the supervision of academic staff and experienced tax practitioners.

We may be able to assist you with:

Tax Consultation
Responding to ATO Notice
Reporting meetings and filing requirement
Applying for remissions of penalties
Negotiating a payment plan
Computing tax liability
Tax law, your rights and obligations
Professional representation for individuals and businesse

Eligibility criteria

Generally, for individuals:

  • Currently unrepresented (i.e. do not have a tax agent); 
  • Reside in the Northern Territory; and
  • Have a taxable income threshold of $60,000 and below.

For small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and small charities:

  • Currently unrepresented (i.e. do not have a tax agent); 
  • Northern Territory residency; and
  • Meet the current eligibility requirement as a small business, not-for-profit and charitable entities.

    Application process

      1. Complete the online application form

      If you are eligible please complete the online application form

      2. We will review your application

      Once submitted your application will be reviewed by an experienced CDU Tax Clinic member and a student volunteer.  You'll be notified of the outcome and if successful you'll be required to attend an initial meeting at CDU Waterfront Campus.

      3. Meeting and assessment

      If your application is approved, a meeting with a CDU Tax Clinic staff member and a student volunteer will be organised to discuss your tax matter in detail.


      Darwin - CDU Free Tax Clinic Office 

      CDU Waterfront campus

      Level 3, Rooms 3.04 and 3.05
      Mondays and Tuesdays: 10 July - 30 October 2023
      Time: 9 am - 5 pm

      Bookings can be made via online: 

      Client walk-ins also accepted.

      We also accept online appointments via Zoom, MS Team.

      CDU Open Day 

      Casuarina campus

      Saturday 19 August 2023
      Time: 9 am - 1 pm


      Katherine Central Shopping Complex

      31 July - 1 August 2023
      Time: 9 am - 5 pm

      Alice Springs 

      Yeperenye Shopping Centre

      14 August - 15 August 2023
      Time: 9 am - 5 pm

      CDU Free Tax Clinic Report 2021

       CDU Free Tax Clinic Report 2021


      We are grateful for the considerable contributions of time, services and insights provided by a wide range of stakeholders during the course of the CDU Free Tax Clinic.

      Inputs from current and past students, volunteers, program clients, partners, professional associations and academics have been generously offered and openly received. We also express our deep gratitude to the Asia Pacific College of Business & Law staff for their assistance in all aspects of this program and worked tirelessly to meet our various deadlines.

      We want to thank the Australian Taxation Office and their staff for their support for the past and coming years.

      Without the help of these individuals and stakeholders, the success of this program could not be possible.



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