Welcome to the Shire of Northam

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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.



The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that Bernard Park Drainage Basin Improvement works will be commencing shortly.

The project will run for several weeks which is located at the Peel Terrace end of Bernard Park.

The project is aimed at providing a more appealing public open space with improved amenities for park users and the local wild life. During this time the Swans will be monitored by the Shire Rangers until such time access will be made available again. The project concept plan can be found here.

The Shire of Northam apologises for any inconvenience during this period and appreciates your cooperation in avoiding the construction area.



The Shire of Northam will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on reserves vested to the Shire of Northam for a full list of burns please click the link below.

Prescribed Burns

This Project is proudly funded as part of the National Bushfire Mitigation Program.

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To ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of your electricity network, Western Power crews will be carrying out essential network improvements in Northam and a number of surrounding localities.

Click here for further information 



The Shire of Northam would like to inform the public that Road Resurfacing Works are currently being programmed.



The Shire of Northam is pleased to announce a new round of grant funding developed to assist property owners within the Northam CBD in order to enhance the appearance of their buildings.

After Hours Emergency Contact

For Emergency events like fallen trees on roads and across driveways, call Engineering Works on 0419 910 319.

For emergencies involving animals, including stock posing threats on local government roads, call Ranger Services on 9622 7267.

News / Events

  • They Served With Honour
    Wednesday, August 31 2016 They Served With Honour An exhibition of work by artists Peter Farmer, Troy Bennell, Ben Pushman depicting the untold stories of the aboriginal soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. Read More...
  • Shire of Northam Wins R4R Funding
    Monday, August 08 2016 Shire of Northam Wins R4R Funding The Shire of Northam - winners in the Royalties for Regions - Wheatbelt Regional Grant Scheme. Read More...
  • Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival
    Wednesday, August 03 2016 Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival Annual Readers and Writers Festival for 2016, featuring 26 authors and three event filled days across the Avon Valley, September 9th -11th. For more info contact Hayley pdolib@northam.wa.gov.au Read More...

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