Welcome to the Shire of Northam

Shire of Northam staff

About Shire of Northam

The Shire of Northam Administration Centre is located in the town of Northam, located 96km from Perth. Please contact our friendly staff for further information, by telephone on (08) 9622 6100, e-mail records@northam.wa.gov.au or visit the Council Offices at 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam.

Council Services

Fire Ban Information


 Northam Shire is now in the RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON until April 13th.

This means you can only burn if you have a Fire Permit, these are issued by the Fire Control Officers.

Permits will only be issued to farmers for Agricultural preparation and will have special conditions ie wind speeds etc...

 Grass & Stubble for crop preparation only. No timber is to be burnt”

 Restricted Burning Period information:

Please refer to the Shire of Northam Harvest Ban Number 9621 1120 for up to date Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Bans, or email records@northam.wa.gov.au or phone 9622 6100 with your mobile number if you would like to be placed on the SMS notification list for Harvest Bans.


Intersection Upgrade - Newcastle Road and Mitchell Avenue Northam

In accordance with the Shire of Northam 2014/2015 Capital Works Program, the intersection upgrade works for Newcastle Road and Mitchell Avenue, will commence the week of the 10 March 2015. 

Irrigation/ Sprinkler systems

Any irrigation or sprinkler systems affected by the works will be reinstated, upon the completion of works;

Traffic Management

During construction temporary traffic management will be implemented to safely manage traffic around the worksite.

Whilst it is inevitable that works of this nature will cause some inconvenience, every endeavour will be made to ensure that this is kept to a minimum.

Council considers that the works to be undertaken will be for the mutual benefit of all ratepayers and the community and your understanding and co-operation whilst the works are in progress will be greatly appreciated.

Should you have any queries in relation to the construction phase of this project please contact Tracey Pearce Operations Manager, Shire of Northam on 9621 2263 in the first instance.

George Nuich Park

George Nuich Park “Landscape Concept Plan” can be viewed by clicking here.

News / Events

  • View Drum Muster March 2015
    Monday, March 09 2015, 3:41 PM Drum Muster March 2015 The next drumMUSTER collection will be on Tuesday 31 March 2015 Read More…
  • View 2015 Banners in the Terrace Competition
    Monday, March 09 2015, 4:06 PM 2015 Banners in the Terrace Competition Are you creative? Submit your designs. Banners in the Terrace is one of WA’s largest community arts projects that features banners from all over WA. Read More…
  • View Volunteer Fire Brigade
    Wednesday, March 04 2015, 12:01 PM Volunteer Fire Brigade Northam is one of the highest fire risk areas in the state. Northam has had more than 120 fire calls between October 2014 and February 2015. Read More…

 ALERT responsible dog ownership

Click here for Interactive Food Safety Training

Click here to Download Strategic Community Plan

 Hot Air Ballooning Championship 2015