Rates and Charges
Council rates are levied on each ratable property to raise funds to provide services and facilities to the community of Katherine.
Due to recent changes in 2015 to the Local Government Act, Council are now required to publish Rates Declarations for the past 3 years. Please find below Rates Declarations from 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
The 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.
Rates and charges for each financial year (1st July—30th June) can be paid in four (4) instalments.
Payment reminders are advertised in the local media, however, reminder notices will not be sent so please take the time to enter the instalment dates on to your calendar.
You may choose to pay your rates in the full amount by the first installment date.
If your payment is not received by the due date, the account will be in arrears.
If your account is in arrears this will incur a penalty that is calculated on a daily basis on the outstanding instalment, from the date on which the missed instalment was due until the date the payment is made in full.
Penalties for late payments are charged at 17% per annum.
If you have difficulty in making these payments please contact the Council on 8972 5500
Conditional Rating Proposal
Please refer to Katherine Town Council Rates Declaration 15-16.
Early Bird Draw
Ratepayers can enter the Early Bird Draw and win a refund up to the value of $500 of their rates by paying the full amount on the rates notice (and any arrears) by the first installment date. (Government Departments, Council staff and Elected Members are not eligible.)
Multiple Dwelling Establishments
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. Please click on the attached link for further information:
How to pay your rates
In person at the Civic Centre Office, Stuart Highway
By mail using a cheque or money order and posting 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 www.ktc.nt.gov.au