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 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.

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The Shire of Northam would like to inform the public that Road Resurfacing Works are about to commence in the following areas:

Southern Brook Road, Southern Brook - commenced

Oyston 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

  • Council to Lease Old Fitzgerald's Hotel Site
    Monday, July 25 2016 Council to Lease Old Fitzgerald's Hotel Site The Shire of Northam and Malinowski Holdings have reached an agreement for the Council to lease the site of the old Fitzgerald Hotel, which was demolished approximately twelve months ago. Read More...
  • New Bike, Scooter and Skate Business Pop up Shop
    Monday, July 25 2016 New Bike, Scooter and Skate Business Pop up Shop The Shire of Northam approved the next pop up shop which will be open for business. Stay Strong Australia (trading under the name of Wheels on Northam) will be moving into the Old Butcher’s Shop located at 182 Fitzgerald Street, Northam this month. Stay Strong Australia have a store based in Midvale and have taken up the opportunity to offer their products to the Northam and surrounding community through the Shire of Northam’s Pop Up Shop Concept. Read More...
  • Name the Northam Swans
    Tuesday, July 19 2016 Name the Northam Swans Voting is now open.... Please go to the 'Have Your Say' section of our website to make your selection. Read More...

 ALERT responsible dog ownership

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Click here to Download Strategic Community Plan