About rates and charges

Rates ensure residents receive essential services like waste management, road maintenance, and working facilities such as sportsgrounds and a library. Council rates are levied on each rateable property to provide funds for these services and management of the Katherine community's assets.

The Local Government Act 2019 requires Council to publish its Rates Declarations for the past three (3) years.

Please find below Rates Declarations below;


Annual rates notices

Annual rates notices (1 July – 30 June) are issued every August with the option to pay in four (4) instalments.

Instalment dates are:

  • 30 September
  • 31 November
  • 31 January
  • 31 March

Payment reminders are advertised in local print media and residents can sign up for a free quarterly SMS reminder service.

To understand your rates, read the information document here.

Multiple Dwelling Establishment

At the 25 June 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting the following motion was passed:

That Council supports the amended methodology of determining the quantity of Multiple Dwelling establishments per parcel of land, for those properties zoned Agricultural, whom operate a commercially viable industry with the provision of onsite workers’ accommodation.

Multiple Dwelling Policy & Procedure