Where you can't drink in Katherine

You can't drink alcohol in public anywhere within Katherine town.

This means you can't drink in all of the following places:

  • in parks
  • on the banks of the Katherine River
  • in carparks
  • at Knotts Crossing - see map below.

There are signs at the town boundary that tell you where drinking is banned, and you can be given a penalty if you are caught drinking in the area.

Read about the rules for buying takeaway alcohol in Katherine.

Map showing the area of Katherine town where drinking is banned.

Map showing outline of Katherine town boundaries, includes all areas within the boundaries starting at the end of Emungalan Road towards the Two Mile Creek, around the top of Two Mile Creek back to Emungalan Road, along Emungalan Road over the Stuart Highway to Zimin Drive, including the Stuart Highway to Morey Road, along Zimin Drive to the Katherine River, along the edge of the Katherine River, past Springvale Homstead to the next corner in the river, across the Katherine River towards the Victoria Highway, along the Victoria Highway to the junction to the Katherine Rail Passenger Terminal, continuing on until meeting up with Uralla Road, along Uralla Road to the Stuart Highway, across the Stuart Highway then following the town boundary to Gorge Road, along Gorge Road and the edge of the Victoria river, crossing over the Victoria River returning to the end of Emungalan Road.

Map showing the area of Katherine town where drinking is banned.

Map showing outline of Katherine town boundaries, includes all areas within the boundaries starting at the end of Emungalan Road towards the Two Mile Creek, around the top of Two Mile Creek back to Emungalan Road, along Emungalan Road over the Stuart Highway to Zimin Drive, including the Stuart Highway to Morey Road, along Zimin Drive to the Katherine River, along the edge of the Katherine River, past Springvale Homstead to the next corner in the river, across the Katherine River towards the Victoria Highway, along the Victoria Highway to the junction to the Katherine Rail Passenger Terminal, continuing on until meeting up with Uralla Road, along Uralla Road to the Stuart Highway, across the Stuart Highway then following the town boundary to Gorge Road, along Gorge Road and the edge of the Victoria river, crossing over the Victoria River returning to the end of Emungalan Road.

Where you can drink in Katherine

You can drink alcohol in Katherine in all of the following places:

  • if you are a camper at the Leliyn campground in Nitmiluk National Park - alcohol is banned in the rest of the park
  • in private homes and properties
  • in licensed pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • at community events that have a special event permit.

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Last updated: 09 August 2017