City of Karratha


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This facility is licenced to accept waste from residential premises only.

The following waste CANNOT be accepted by this facility:

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The 7 Mile Waste Facility is approximately 10km from Karratha, located on Exploration Drive in the Gap Ridge LIA. The turn-off to the Waste Facility is signposted on Dampier Road.


Residents: 7am - 4:30pm every day excluding Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Commercial:  7am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday excluding Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Tip Shop: 8am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday excluding Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

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Storm Surge

A new storm surge policy incorporating the latest data and modelling will give clarity to those property owners within higher storm surge risk areas about what is now required should they wish to build a new dwelling or extend the current one.

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Number plates

Special series City of Karratha number plates offering a choice of up to four digits are now available.  Apart from looking great, the plates contribute to a sense of identity and promote your city wherever you travel.

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Local Fire Information

If you observe a Fire/Bushfire anywhere please call Emergency Services by dialling 000. 

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Cyclones, fires and emergency plans

Dial 000 for police, ambulance or fire

Dial 132 500 for State Emergency Service (SES)

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Information for Pet Owners in Emergencies

During cyclones or other natural disasters remember that your animals are your responsibility. Plan ahead to be prepared. Better planning ensures better safety and improved welfare for your animals, avoiding unnecessary danger and anxiety.

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Cyclone Information & Preparation

Cyclone season extends from 1 November to 30 April. When a cyclone approaches, it is imperative residents monitor local radio and television for the latest cyclone information.

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Local SES Units

Membership of the State Emergency Service within the City of Karratha is made up exclusively of volunteer personnel. Members are community minded men and women who are on call 24 hours a day. All members are highly trained and prepared for the various emergencies with which it may become involved.

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Cat registration

Owning a cat in the City of Karratha comes with basic responsibilities that should be followed at all times.  The Cat Act 2011 is in full effect, which means all cats older than 6 months of age must be sterilised, micro-chipped and registered.  Find out about cat control, getting a cat registration and more below.

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