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 for 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

2015/2016 Rates Declarations

2016/2017 Rates Declarations

2017/2018 Rates Declarations

2018/2019 Rates Declarations

2019/2020 Rates Declarations

2020/2021 Ratees Declarations 

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:

  • 19 October
  • 30 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Katherine Town Council will NOT issue quarterly rates reminders so please take the time to enter the instalment dates on to your calendar.

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