Rates and Charges

Council rates are levied on each rateable property to raise funds to provide services and facilities to the community of Katherine.

Katherine Town Council aims to keep rates as low as possible, consistent with Council’s responsibility for the provision of services and management of assets.

Due to recent changes to the Local Government Act, Council is now required to publish Rates Declarations for the past three (3) years.

Please find below Rates Declarations below;


Understand your rates by clicking here.

Annual Rates Notices (1 July – 30 June) are issued every August with the option to pay in four (4) instalments. Instalment dates are as below:

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

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

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