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

Please be advised that the Shire of Northam have called a Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Bans for the following days: 

CHRISTMAS DAY:               Thursday, 25 December 2014 

BOXING DAY:                     Friday, 26 December 2013 

NEW YEARS DAY:             Thursday, 1 January 2014 

If you have any queries in relation to this information, please contact the Shire of Northam on (08) 9622 6100.



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 or phone 9622 6100 with your mobile number if you would like to be placed on the SMS notification list for Harvest Bans.


Christmas & New Year - Office & Service Closures

Shire of Northam advises that some services will be closed over the Christmas period.
Please refer to the attached timetable below.

Christmas & New Year - Office & Service Closures

Schedule of Road Work - Main Roads Western Australia

H005 Great Eastern Highway (Various locations)
Monday 12 January 2015 to Friday 16 January 2015 (Weather Permitting)
Re-seal Works
Northam Shire
Traffic Management in Place
Single Lane Closure/Traffic Delays/Reduced Speed
Caution required, please obey all Signs

All drivers to take care and drive to road and weather conditions when travelling on Main Roads and Highway within the Wheatbelt Region

Rubbish and Recycling Collection - Christmas Week 2014

Rubbish and recycling services scheduled to be collected on Thursday 25th December will be collected on Friday 26th December 2014. All services will be as normal for the New Year Week.
For more details, visit www.avonwaste.com.au/shire-of-northam

Main Street Benches

The benches have been removed from the main street for maintenance and have been sent to external and local contractors. When these are completed they will be installed back into the main street in their original positions. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Bauxite Mining Exploration

Bauxite Alumina Joint Ventures (BAJV)(The Felicitas resource development) is currently in its exploration stage which includes exploring bauxite resources within the Shires of Northam, Toodyay and Mundaring (the majority of the bauxite deposit is located in Toodyay).  All mining exploration and extraction is exempt from Local Government approval through the Mining Act, therefore, the Shire is being consulted as an affected party but is not the approving body for the project.
For community members that are interested or concerned with this project, up-to-date information and FAQ sheets are available on the BAJV website at the following link www.bajv.com.au

Click here to view Felicitas Bauxite Mining Project locality map

News / Events

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  • View Childrens Summer Program
    Monday, December 29 2014, 9:19 AM Childrens Summer Program Children's programs for Northam and Wundowie Library January 2015 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