Katherine offers a wide range of general medical services and is often serviced by 'remote specialist teams' who occasionally attend the area. In certain circumstances, specialists need to be accessed in Darwin. Katherine District Hospital is the only hospital in the region and is serviced by visiting specialists on a regular basis.

For more information visit the Katherine District Hospital website or phone (08) 8973 9211.


General Practitioner

There is currently one GP service in Katherine, Gorge Health Services. For more information visit the Gorge Health Services website or phone (08) 8973 8570.

Dental Services

  • Katherine Dental Clinic: (08) 8973 8577
  • Dr Mario Carusi Dental Clinic: (08) 8972 1422


Katherine Community Health
(08) 8973 8570


NT HealthDirect 1800 022 222

NT HealthDirect is a telephone health advice and information line for Territorians and tourists. For more information visit their website.


Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has a number of medical services available to the NT, including aeromedical retrievals, GP and nurse clinics, an oral health program, and inter-hospital transfers. Visit the RFDS website for more information.


ADF Family Health

The National ADF Family Health Program recognises the service and sacrifices of our Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families, and the difficulties many ADF families experience accessing affordable healthcare upon relocation. Visit the ADF Family Health website to learn more.


Defence Health/Navy Health

Defence Health and Navy Health offer reduced premiums for private health insurance due to living in a remote location.

Emergency Services

The Katherine region experiences significant seasonal changes. From 1st October - 30th April, the ‘wet season’ brings high levels of humidity, heat and significant rainfalls and storms. These can result in floods and road closures. The Territory ‘dry season’ often sees controlled ‘burn offs’ and grass fires in the area. It is a good idea to keep these emergency contacts handy.


Motor Registry

The NT Government website helpful information about changing over your registration and license.


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Post Offices

Katherine Post Office

Location: 13 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0853

Phone: 131 318

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat-Sun closed


Tindal Post Office

Location: 1492 Stuart Highway, Tindal NT 0853

Phone: (08) 8973 6335

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-14:00, Sat-Sun closed