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


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 Main Roads are undertaking maintenance works on Great Eastern Highway east of Clackline through to west of Merredin.

Work will be performed between 6th and 19th of October 2015.

Full traffic management will be in place with speed restrictions through the work site.  However, the road will be passable with single lane access for all traffic.  Reduced speed restrictions will be in place until areas are completed. 

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

Avon Mall Concept Plan

The Shire of Northam is seeking community feedback about a proposed Upgrade Concept Plan at Avon Central Mall, Northam.


The Shire of Northam advises that Bridge 5029 on Spencers Brook Road will be closed until further notice.

The bridge is currently being assessed and costed for repairs.  Once a determination has happened works will be programmed as soon as possible.

There will be no access for through traffic for this period.  The alternative access will be via Old Spencers Road. 

Drivers are encouraged to drive to the conditions of the road and maintain revised posted speeds.

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

Click here to access route map

Community Survey

The Shire of Northam is really interested in promoting a healthy and happy community. We are currently developing a Public Health and Wellbeing Plan that will help us manage the health of our residents into the future. You can have your say about local health and wellbeing issues and directions by completing the survey.

Click Here to complete the Survey

News / Events

  • View Wundowie Skatepark Opening
    Wednesday, October 07 2015, 9:24 AM Wundowie Skatepark Opening All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome – Helmet & Skateboards provided. Registration closes 30 minutes after event starts. Read More…
  • View CBD Heritage Enhancement Fund
    Tuesday, October 06 2015, 11:29 AM CBD Heritage Enhancement Fund 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. Read More…
  • View Photography Competition
    Tuesday, September 29 2015, 9:53 AM Photography Competition The Shire of Northam is running a photography competition with the aim of showcasing the amazing tourism opportunities that come with visiting Northam and the Avon Valley. 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