Awards and events

The Walkington Award 

Students achieving academic excellence while also contributing to our community may apply for the annual Walkington Award.  

Commemorating the service of the late Dr Al Walkington, Foundation Director of the Karratha College (now Pilbara Institute), the Walkington Award encourages students to continue either full-time or part-time studies at a recognised educational institution. 

The Award is open to Year 12 students studying four or more ATAR subjects at high school in the City of Karratha.  

The Award Committee selects a winner from the many worthy applicants who demonstrate their academic excellence plus achievement in other areas, such as community involvement, over the past 12 months. The Award is currently valued at $5,000.  

Applications are now open and can be entered online 

For more information and assistance with your application you can visit the Walkington Award page, call the City of Karratha on 9186 8555 or email 

Annual Youth Week celebrations 
Youth Week is the largest unified celebration of young people, highlighting the positive contributions of youth throughout Australia.  

The City delivers a program of Youth Week events each year, joining the state and national celebrations.  

Youth Week 2022 will run from 8 to 16 April. More information on our program will be available in early 2022.  

Follow @kcityteens on Instagram or join the City of Karratha Youth Services group on Facebook to be the first to hear about news and events. 


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