A by-election is being held on Saturday July 15 to fill two vacant councillor positions at Katherine Town Council.

A by-election is one that is held during the current elected four-year term. Council currently has five elected members, after two councillors left their positions earlier this year, and requires seven.

Successful candidates from this by-election will only have to commit to two years before the next general election is held in 2025 and when all elected members will need to stand again.

Councillors help with the direction of council and can submit initiatives to be heard at council meetings. While candidates may have their reasons for running, they represent the community and will need to work with other councillors to get motions passed.

Read more in our media release here.


Candidate Information Session

  • Wednesday June 7
  • 5.30pm to 7pm
  • Civic Centre Chambers

Councillor nominations

Open: Friday June 16

Close: 12noon, Thursday June 22

Northern Territory Electoral Commission:

  • Candidate information – link
  • Candidate Handbook – link
  • Nomination form (pdf - interactive or printable)link

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates at the markets

  • Saturday July 1: 9am to 11am

Meet the Candidates Panel Session

  • Thursday July 6: Council Chambers, Civic Centre: 5.30pm

Candidate information can be found on the NTEC website, click here.

Early and mobile voting

Early Voting Centre - empty storefront near Woolworths at Oasis Shopping Centre

  • Saturday July 8: 9am to 3pm
  • Mon-Wed July 10-12: 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday July 13: 8am to 5pm
  • Friday July 14: 8am to 6pm

Mobile voting - Thursday July 13

  • Binjari: 9am to 12pm
  • Rockhole: 1.30pm to 3pm

Election Day - Saturday July 15

  • Civic Centre: 8am to 6pm
  • Voting Centre (empty storefront near Woolworths at Oasis Shopping Centre): 8am to 6pm
  • Tindal: 8am to 6pm

Declaration of election results

  • Monday July 31, 10am

Swearing in ceremony

  • Tuesday August 1, 10am. Council Chambers.

NTEC website has more information

Read more here.

Our Are you a Katherinite? quiz results:

Read about it here.