Often called the 'Crossroads of the North' because of its location, Katherine is the fourth
largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312 kilometres south-east of Darwin on the Katherine River. With a population of over 10,000 people Katherine is a modern thriving regional centre that offers a wide range of services to communities from the Western Australian border to the Gulf of Carpentaria on the Queensland border. There is a modern air conditioned shopping centre, hospital, sports grounds, parks and gardens as well as a large number of Commonwealth and Territory Government services.
The Municipality of Katherine covers an area of 7421 square kilometres and is located on the beautiful Katherine River, offering a range of swimming, fishing and recreational parks.The Katherine Region is 336,674 square kilometres, or almost the size of the Australian State of Victoria and the Australian Height Datum has listed the main street of Katherine (at the intersection of Warburton Street and Katherine Terrace) as being 104.57 meters above sea level. The total population of the region is just over 24,000 people of which 60% identify as indigenous.
The Katherine Town Council is dedicated to offering quality services to the people of Katherine. The Council works actively with the community to create a vibrant, safe, happy place that offers attractive business, social and cultural opportunities for everyone.