About the Town of Katherine

Sabu SingThe Town of Katherine is the fourth largest in the Northern Territory, situated 320 kilometres south-east of Darwin on the beautiful Katherine River.

Katherine is often called the 'Crossroads of the North' as it is located on the junction of the Stuart Highway linking with the north and south and the Victoria Highway to Western Australia.

Katherine has a population of more than 11,000 people. it is a thriving regional centre to an area as big as the state of Victoria, providing services to communities from the WA border to the Gulf of the NT.

Katherine boasts a modern shopping complex, tourist information centre, boutique shopping, a cinema, modern motels, hotels, restaurants and café’s.

The town is a central base for all the major government providers including a modern hospital and air medical service, two high schools and five primary schools as well as the Katherine School of the Air, also known as the World's Largest classroom!

The Katherine Town Council operates two large sport and recreation facilities, the Katherine Sportsgrounds and Aquatic Centre and the Katherine Showgrounds Complex that are the focus area for a wide variety of sports activities all year round.