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


 The Shire of Northam advises that it is extending the PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD to Saturday 21st March 2015, subject to further reviewBurning permits will be required after this date to 13th April 2015.

 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.


Intersection Upgrade - Newcastle Road and Mitchell Avenue Northam

In accordance with the Shire of Northam 2014/2015 Capital Works Program, the intersection upgrade works for Newcastle Road and Mitchell Avenue, will commence the week of the 10 March 2015. 

Irrigation/ Sprinkler systems

Any irrigation or sprinkler systems affected by the works will be reinstated, upon the completion of works;

Traffic Management

During construction temporary traffic management will be implemented to safely manage traffic around the worksite.

Whilst it is inevitable that works of this nature will cause some inconvenience, every endeavour will be made to ensure that this is kept to a minimum.

Council considers that the works to be undertaken will be for the mutual benefit of all ratepayers and the community and your understanding and co-operation whilst the works are in progress will be greatly appreciated.

Should you have any queries in relation to the construction phase of this project please contact Tracey Pearce Operations Manager, Shire of Northam on 9621 2263 in the first instance.

Community Perceptions Survey | making views count

You are invited to participate in the Shire of Northam’s 2015 Community Perceptions Survey.   This information will assist the Shire in planning to meet current and future needs.  The survey is open to all residents and ratepayers aged 18 years or older.

All completed surveys go into a draw to win an Apple iPad Air 2.
The survey will close on Friday 13 March 2015.


Main Street Benches

The benches have been removed from the main street (Fitzgerald St, Northam) 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

    Tuesday, March 03 2015, 11:24 AM GYM AND TONIC Free Community Event - Northam Town Hall - Ladies Night Read More…
  • View Community Grants
    Tuesday, March 03 2015, 3:04 PM Community Grants The Shire of Northam 2015/2016 Community Grants round is now open and will close on 15 April 2015 (4.00pm). Read More…
  • View Northam Flying 50
    Sunday, March 01 2015, 10:02 PM Northam Flying 50 Formally known as the Northam Flying Fifty the all new Northam 2 Day Festival of Speed is a two-day event and is traditionally held in March this year. Read More…

 Community Perception Survey

ALERT responsible dog ownership

Click here for Interactive Food Safety Training

Click here to Download Strategic Community Plan

 Hot Air Ballooning Championship 2015