Katherine Town Council

Welcome to Katherine!

Often called the 'Crossroads of the North' because of its location, Katherine is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312 km south-east of Darwin on the

Katherine River.        

With a population of over 11,000 people Katherine is a modern thriving regional center that offers a wide range of services to communities from the Western Australian border to the Gulf of Carpentaria on the Queensland border.

There is a modern air conditioned shopping centre, hospital, sports grounds, parks and gardens as well as a large number of Commonwealth and Territory Government services.

The Municipality of Katherine covers an area of 7421 square kilometers and is located on the beautiful Katherine River, offering a range of swimming, fishing and recreational parks.

The Katherine Region is 336,674 square kilometers, or almost the size of the Australian State of Victoria and the Australian Height Datum has listed the main street of Katherine (at the intersection of Warburton Street and Katherine Terrace) as being 104.57 meters above sea level.

The total population of the region is just over 24,000 people of which 60% identify as Indigenous.

The Katherine Town Council is dedicated to offering quality services to the people of Katherine. The Council works actively with the community to create a vibrant, safe, happy place that offers attractive business, social and cultural opportunities for everyone.

The Katherine Town Council operates the Katherine Visitor Information Centre. We have in place an online booking centre which allows you to make all of your tour and accommodation bookings online, www.visitkatherine.com.au.

AUSTRALIA DAY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS NOW OPEN!                                                                    

Katherine Town Council is calling for nominations for the 2016 Australia Day Local Government Awards. These Awards are in recognition of outstanding contributions and service made by individuals and groups to the community.

The Local Government categories are:

We all know someone in the community who deserves to be nominated and it's a great way to say thank you!


Nominations forms can be submitted by email: records@ktc.nt.gov.au, post: PO Box 1071, KATHERINE NT 0851 or hand delivered to the Katherine Town Council Civic Centre, Stuart Highway.