How to Pay your Rates

You may choose to pay your rates in full by the first installment date. Ratepayers who pay the full amount (including any arrears) by the first installment date will be automatically included in Katherine Town Council’s Early Bird Draw. Eligible ratepayers can win a refund up to the value of $700 off their rates. (Government Departments, Council Staff and Elected Members are not eligible)

If your payment is not received by the due date, the account will be in arrears. Accounts in arrears will incur a penalty that is calculated on a daily basis on the outstanding amount ONLY, from the date on which the missed installment was due until the date the payment is made in full.

Penalties for late payments are charged at 9% per annum.

If you are having difficulties in making these payments please contact the Council on (08) 8972 5500. There are several options available to residents who may be experiencing financial difficulty.

In person at the Civic Centre Office, Stuart Highway during business hours (Mon – Fri, 8 am – 4 p.m.)

Direct Debit - Please fill in the form and send back to

By mail using a cheque or money order and positing it to: PO Box 1071, KATHERINE NT 0851

By phone using your credit card.

Bpay Contact your bank to make payments directly from one of your accounts