Welcome to the Shire of Northam

      Shire of Northam Executive Management Team

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.

Just moved to the Shire of Northam? Head over to our 'New to Northam' page for more information on the many services and activities available, which may be of interest to you and your family.

Regional Capitals Alliance Western Australia 

The Shire of Northam is a proud member of Regional Capitals Alliance Western Australia (RCAWA). RCAWA members are home to over 250,000 people – half the population of regional WA.

Combining strong economies and relaxed lifestyles, our regional centres are growth leaders for our state, building outcomes that benefit not just our immediate communities, but also provide growth to the whole of regional Western Australia. For more information head to: https://www.waregionalcapitals.com.au/ 



Please be advised that the Roundabout at Burgoyne, Chidlow, Hawes and Henry Streets, Northam  will be closed to through traffic to perform resurfacing works.

11th June - 29th June 2018

There will be no access for through traffic during this period. 

Click here for a map detailing the road closure.

The Shire of Northam apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your cooperation in this matter.




Works on Great Eastern Highway, between Jordi Road and Tames Road through Bakers Hill in the Shire of Northam will commence on 21 May.

The work will improve safety for both pedestrians and road users by reducing the number of access points to the Great Eastern Highway and will improve traffic flow. Works will include installing new kerbing and footpaths and widening the intersection at Berry Brow Road.

During works, the Keane Street exit to Great Eastern Highway will be closed.

Traffic management will be in place with intermittent lane closures and speed reductions through the area.

For more information on this project please visit https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/regional/northeast/Pages/bakershill.aspx or contact 138 138


We are looking to connect with people doing clever things around our region who would be interested in an Innovation Hub and connecting with other people in this space.

An Innovation Hub will provide a platform for like-minded entrepreneurs to connect, build solutions, contribute skills and develop collaboration opportunities. This Hub will enable active knowledge transfer to bring together an inspiring community.

Agriculture, technology, services or another niche, we're interested in connecting. Email us to register your interest and join our mailing list. 


The Shire of Northam would like to inform you of upcoming road works in the following areas:

O'Neill Road, Grass Valley

Mitchell Avenue, Northam - In Progress

Mount Ommanney Road, Northam - Asphalt works pending

Trimmer Road, Northam - In Progress - Final Stages

Chidlow / Hawes / Burgoyne intersection, Northam  - In Progress

Coates Road, Wundowie - Under Assessment

Jennapullin Road, Southern Brook - in prgress

Spencers Brook Road, Spencer Brook - In Progress

Access will be limited during this time.  Please observe Traffic Management on site. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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.

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News / Events

  • Community Reconciliation Morning Tea
    Thursday, May 31 2018 Community Reconciliation Morning Tea The rain cleared and the weather settled to make for perfect conditions for the Shire of Northam Reconciliation Working Group inaugural Community Reconciliation Morning Tea. The event was held in celebration of 2018 National Reconciliation Week. Read More...
  • Grass Roots Fund
    Monday, May 21 2018 Grass Roots Fund The CBH Group is proud to support our grain growing regions through the Grass Roots Fund. Read More...
  • Black Hawk helicopters over Perth and South West Region
    Tuesday, May 08 2018 Black Hawk helicopters over Perth and South West Region Australian Army and United States military Black Hawk helicopters and personnel are taking to the skies over Perth and the South-West region of Western Australia from late-April to mid-June to practise operations against simulated terrorist targets. Read More...