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

Public Notification

On Saturday the 23rd August 2014, Western Power will be completing works in the vicinity of Throssell Street and Spencer's Brook Road, Northam. This will occur between 10:00 hours and 14:00 hours. The contact person for Western Power is George Jakubow 0428-683-022.

Power Interruption

Electrical upgrade work is scheduled to be undertaken by Thiess in the town of Northam over the coming months. This project is to replace aging electrical poles and upgrade existing overhead aerials. In addition Western Power will be making changes to the underground network. The main streets that will be affected include Throssel St, Gairdner St, Burnside Ave and some minor streets located in close proximity to this area.

The work is scheduled to commence on Friday 1st August 2014, and many customers in the Northam area will be affected with power outages throughout the duration of the project. Those customers affected will be notified each time their power is to be turned “off” and Thiess staff will endeavour to ensure the project is delivered with the customers in mind at all times.

Fire Ban Information


 Permits are no longer required to have fire's however residents are reminded to take the following measures when lighting a fire: 

  • Ensure the surrounds are clear of flammable material
  • Notify their neighbours that they are burning off
  • Ensure they have adequate equipment and personnel to extinguish their fire
  • Keep watch over the fire until completely extinguished  

Please note as of Friday 3rd October we enter the RESTRICTED BURN PERIOD. As of this date you WILL REQUIRE a PERMIT to set any fire.

Restricted Burning Period info

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 with your mobile number if you would like to be placed on the SMS notification list for Harvest Bans.


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