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

Maintenance Works

Bridge 638 over Avon River, Newcastle Road in the Northam Townsite

Maintenance Works to commence on Monday 23 June 2014 and is expected to finish on Tuesday 22 July 2014. The works involve removal of the unsafe walkway and associated signs.

Traffic management will be in place with half lane closure

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 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.

News / Events

  • View Northam Inclusive Holiday Program
    Thursday, June 19 2014, 2:46 PM Northam Inclusive Holiday Program Eight clubs are set to open their doors to run skill development sessions throughout the July school holidays as part of the Northam Inclusive Community Program. Read More…
  • View Avon River Festival Street Parade
    Tuesday, June 17 2014, 10:42 AM Avon River Festival Street Parade Get Colourful - Get Creative - Get your Float Ready for the 2014 Avon River Festival Street Parade. Entries close on July 20th. Read More…
  • View Squaring the Wheel
    Thursday, June 05 2014, 2:34 PM Squaring the Wheel Wednesday 16 July 2014, 2pm Northam Town Hall.Tickets are free but need to be booked and are available by calling the Visitors Centre on 9622 8309 Read More…

ALERT responsible dog ownership

Click here for Interactive Food Safety Training

Click here to Download Strategic Community Plan