City of Karratha


Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval Redevelopment

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Public Interest Disclosure

What is a Public Interest Disclosure?

In order to be covered by the PID Act, the disclosure must relate to information that would be a matter of public interest and tend to show wrongdoing by a public authority, an officer or a contractor when performing a public function. A disclosure is more than a general complaint about dissatisfaction with a product or service or a decision by government, and it is more than a personal grievance that can be resolved by agreement between parties. 

What are types of wrongdoing?

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Dampier Foreshore Works - Stage 1

Stage 1 of these works includes Shark Cage Beach and Hampton Oval Movie Screen

Project Cost
$2,000,000 total
$796,895 – Rio Tinto
$1,203,105 - Council

Start Date

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Karratha Foreshore Works – Stage 1 Searipple Road

The project is to construct a new public amenity structure at Searipple Road, Karratha.

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Strategic Community Plan 2012-2022

Take a look at our Strategic Community Plan 2012-2022 here

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Draft Strategic Community Plan 2016 Outcomes and Responses

Have your say!

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Storm Surge

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services will provide storm surge and flood mapping if the threat of a storm surge is possible. This information will be provided 48 hours prior to expected impact. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services will provide advice at that time if relocation is necessary.
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ABC Radio Frequencies

ABC Radio National


Roebourne, Western Australia

107.5 FM (6ABCRN)

Dampier, Western Australia

107.9 FM (6ABCRN)

Karratha, Western Australia

100.9 FM (6ABCRN)

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Emergency Phone Numbers

Dial 000 for life threatening emergencies

Dial 132 500 for State Emergency Service (SES) assistance

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Seven Mile Waste Facility Tip Shop

Reusing household items helps to conserve raw materials, reduces energy costs of producing new replacements and extends the life of the landfill.

City of Karratha residents can bring a wide range of reusable goods to the shop, including:

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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 Friday to 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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FeNaClNG Festival

Lions FeNaClNG Festival will be held on 
Sat 3 August and Sun 4 August 2019
9:30am to 11pm | Bulgarra Oval - Karratha

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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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Registering your dog

All dogs three months of age or older must be registered and microchipped, as stated in the Dog Act 1976. The penalty for not registering your dog is a $200 fine. Dog Registrations expire 31 October every year, unless you opt for a lifetime registration. Find out how to register your dog below.
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Barking or Dangerous Dogs

Need to report a barking or dangerous dog? This page will help you do that.

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Dog Attacks

A dog attack is a very serious offence. In the event that your dog does attack a person or other animal you will be held responsible, even if you were not there at the time, including dog exercise areas.

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Impounded Dogs

If your dog is missing, it may have been picked up by a Ranger and taken to the City's Animal Pound Facility. Impounded dogs may be claimed by appointment Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 4pm or Thursday 9am - 5pm.

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Pay my rates

Paying your rates is now online and it's easy. Just click on the "Pay my rates" link below. You will be directed to our BPoint payment portal where you can enter your information and pay your rates.

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The Youth Shed

A dedicated youth space for 11-18 year olds. The Youth Shed offers youth access to table tennis, computers, gaming stations and a pool table free of charge! Check out our program posters to see what’s on. For more information: (08) 9186 8687.
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The City of Karratha is home to four libraries and has an exceptional catalogue of books, magazines, local history and visual resources. Each of our libraries also hosts fantastic events throughout the year from author chats to science workshops for the kids. To sign up to our libraries, learn more about what we offer or get in touch with the team click on the buttons below...
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Walkington Award

The Walkington Award commemorates the service of the late Doctor Al Walkington, Foundation Director of the Karratha College (now Pilbara Institute). The aim of the award, valued at $5,000 is to encourage students to continue either full-time or part-time studies at a recognised educational institution.

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Public Holidays

Can't wait for your next day off? Here is a listing of all the public holidays, so you can start day dreaming, or planning around them.

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All sport and recreation clubs have an important role to play within the community and it is essential to ensure they are operating well now and in the future. Our Club Development Program assists community sporting groups within the City of Karratha with their continued development.

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Get a Dreamer’s Hill Permit

Looking to sell your car, bike or boat on Dreamer's Hill? You will need to organise a Dreamer's Hill permit first. Below is all the info you need to do this.

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Community Grants and funding

The aim of community grants and funding is to offer not for profit community, sporting, cultural, service groups, associations and individuals that are based within the City of Karratha, financial assistance to foster high quality programs, community events, facilities and services that provide a return benefit to the community.

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Citizenship Information

The City of Karratha hosts Australian citizenship ceremonies throughout the year, in particular on days of significance to Australia such as Australia Day (26 January) and Australian Citizenship Day (17 September). Find out all you need to know about becoming a citizen here...

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Karratha Golf Course Redevelopment

The Karratha City Council currently provides the maintenance of the Karratha Golf Course (fairway mowing, fertilising and watering) in conjunction with volunteer help from the members of the Karratha Golf Club (KGC) and Karratha Country Club (KCC). The course is a public course with casual use available for members of the public. 

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Rubbish Bin Service

Always relying on the neighbours to know when your bins should be out? Check this rubbish collection page and you'll always be in the know.

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Residential Waste Fees and Charges

Want to know the costs for waste facilities and desponsal of contaminated waste - look below and you will find all you need. If you would prefer to talk to someone though, call us on 08 9186 8555 during office hours.

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Waste Services Facilities

Got more waste than your general rubbish can handle? This page has all the info you need to solve that problem.

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Community Bus

As of 1 January 2017, the Public Transport Authority is operating a TransKarratha bus service throughout the City of Karratha.

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