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

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) declares Total Fire Bans. Click here for their Fact Sheet or visit their website at www.dfes.wa.gov.au for further information on Fire and Emergency Services. 

 Call 000 for FIRE or life threatening emergencies.


New Fire Break orders are in effect as of the 1st November 2015. All properties of 5 hectares and less are now required to install a 3 meter wide and a 4 meter vertical clearance fire break and provide a building protection zone of 20 meters.  Please read the FIREBREAK ORDER 2015 / 2016.

 Restricted Burning Period




Please be advised that Gordon Place Northam, between Fitzgerald Street and Minson Avenue will be closed from Monday 4th May 2016 to Friday 18th May 2016 to allow installation of new drainage infrastructure.

There will be no access for traffic during this period.  A map detailing the closure is available here.

The Shire of Northam apologises for any inconvenience or delays and appreciates your cooperation in this matter.


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 about to commence in the following areas:

Chidlow Street, Northam - Section 1 complete

Southern Brook Road, Southern Brook

Crater Road (Commodity Route), Grass Valley - Commenced

Oyston Road, Bakers Hill

Gum Tree Road, Bakers Hill

Please avoid the area if possible as access will be limited.

The Shire of Northam apologises for any inconvenience this important work may cause.


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

  • Aboriginal Environmental Interpretive Centre
    Wednesday, May 25 2016 Aboriginal Environmental Interpretive Centre Planning for the Aboriginal Environmental Interpretive Centre has taken a significant step with Council endorsing design concepts. Read More...
  • Helping Seniors Stay Active
    Wednesday, May 25 2016 Helping Seniors Stay Active The Shire has partnered with the Dept of Sport and Recreation to provide assistance to senior community members to participate in physical activity through the SilverSport Programme. Read More...
  • Recognising Local Achievement
    Monday, May 16 2016 Recognising Local Achievement Nominations are now open for the 2016 Western Australian Regional Achievement & Community Awards! Read More...

 ALERT responsible dog ownership

Click here for Interactive Food Safety Training

Click here to Download Strategic Community Plan