Publications and Policies

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 are 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

Annual Rates Notices (1 July – 30 June) are issued every August with the option to pay in four (4) installments. Installment 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 installment dates on to your calendar.

You may choose to pay your rate 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 $500 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.

How to pay your rates:

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

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

Online at

Multiple Dwelling Establishment

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

That Council support 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.

For further information - please click here.

Final Municipal Plans

Municipal Plan 2019/20

Municipal Plan 2018/19

Municipal Plan 2017/18

Municipal Plan 2017-18

Municipal Plan 2016/17

Municipal Plan - 2015/16

Municipal Plan - 2014/15

Municipal Plan 2013 /14

Municipal Plan 2012/13

Municipal Plan - 2010/11

Submission to Katherine Town Council Final 2011 - 2012

Municipal Plan - 30 June 2009 - 2010

Plan of Management 2008 - 2009

Elected Members

Caretaker Policy 2016

Code of Conduct Elected Members

Community Open Forum Policy

Elected Members General Policy & Procedure 2016

Information and Interaction with Staff Policy


Cemetery Policy 2006

Infrastructure, Planning & Provision

Leisure and Recreation Policy 2006

Open Space Policy 2006

Plant Maintenance Policy

Recreational Reserves Policy

Sale & Disposal of Land Policy

Fees & Charges

Public Forum Question Form
The Public Forum is held at 5.30pm  before each Ordinary Council Meetings. Click here for the  Public Forum Question Form. This form enables your question/comment to be answered by the Elected Members if you are unable to be present at the public Forum.


Agenda - Committee Meeting Agenda - 15 February 2018

Minutes - Audit Committee Meeting - 5 June 2018

Ordinary Meeting of Council - Minutes - 23 January

Accounting Policy Manual

Asset Disposal Policy 2015

Audit Committee Chairperson Responsibilities

Audit Committee Charter

Audit Committee Independent Responsibilities

Budget 2019/20

Borrowing Policy 2013

Conditional Rating Proposal - 2014/15

Conditional Rating Proposal - 2015/16

Conditional Rating Proposal - 2016/17

Conditional Rating Proposal - 2017/18

Credit Card Policy

Deferment of Rates Policy

Financial Management Policy

Fraud Protection Policy

Long Term Financial Plan 2019-29

Minor and Attractive Items Policy

Payment Plan Policy

Procurement Policy

Rate Concession Policy

Rates - Multiple Dwelling Policy 2017

Rates Declaration 2019/20

Rating Strategy 2019/20

Revenue Policy

Stock Take Policy 2016


Community Advisory Committee Policy Guidelines

Conflict of Interest Policy 2016

Donation (Library) Policy

Governance Policy

Katherine Public Library General Policy 2017

Lost and Found Policy

Privacy Policy

Sustainability Policy

Volunteer Policy

Youth Policy

Works & Services

Asset Management Policy

Minor and Attractive Items Policy

Moving of Urban Nature Strips Update

Register of Members Interest

Register of Members Interest

For more information about the Council's Rates and Charges - please click here.