City of Karratha

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City of Karratha
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 25,907 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 1.70040/km2 (4.40402/sq mi)
Established 1910
Area 15,235.8 km2 (5,882.6 sq mi)
Mayor Peter Long
Council seat Karratha
Region Pilbara
State electorate(s) North West
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website City of Karratha
LGAs around City of Karratha:
Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Port Hedland
Indian Ocean City of Karratha Port Hedland
Ashburton Ashburton Port Hedland

The City of Karratha is one of the four local government areas in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 15,882 square kilometres (6,132 sq mi) and has a population of about 25,000 (as of October 2013), most of which is located in its seat of government, the city of Karratha, and the major towns. It was formerly known as the Shire of Roebourne but was renamed and granted city status on 1 July 2014.[2][3]


In 1887, the Municipality of Roebourne, and the Cossack and Roebourne Road Districts all came into being. As the Roebourne region's population declined, the three merged into the Roebourne Road District in 1910. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Roebourne under the Local Government Act 1960.[4] On 1 July 2014 it was granted city status and renamed the City of Karratha.[2][3]


The City is divided into wards:

  • Karratha (six councillors)
  • Dampier (two councillors)
  • Roebourne/Pastoral (one councillor)



  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "City of Karratha born as Shire of Roebourne in WA's Pilbara officially changes status". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Local Government (Roebourne - Change of Designation and Name of District) Order 2014". Government Gazette of Western Australia. State Law Publisher. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.

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Coordinates: 20°44′10″S 116°50′46″E / 20.736°S 116.846°E / -20.736; 116.846