Welcome to the Shire of Northam

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 wishes to advise of changes to office and service trading hours. Changes can be viewed here. Operating hours will return to normal from Tuesday, 2 January 2018 unless otherwise advised. 

The Shire of Northam Councillors and Staff wish you a happy and safe festive season.

Community Membership on Council Committees

The Shire of Northam is seeking expressions of interest from community members to become a community representative on the following Committee’s;

  • Community Safety Committee (2 representatives);
  • Art Collection Committee (2 representatives); and
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait representatives).

Individuals interested in being considered for one of the positions available should familiarise themselves with the committees Terms of Reference and submit an application form no later than Friday, 15th December 2017.

Community Safety Committee Terms of Reference
Art Collection Committee Terms of Reference
RAP Working Group Terms of Reference


The "Prohibited Burning Time" means the 1 December each calendar year through until 28 February the following calendar year (inclusive, and as varied pursuant to Sections 17 and 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954).

The "Restricted Burning Time" means the 1 October through until 30 November and the 1 March through until 30 April each calendar year (inclusive, and as varied pursuant to Sections 17 and 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954).

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that as of the 1st of December the Shire will enter the Prohibited Burning Period. No Burning will be permitted by residents after the 30th of November 2017.

An extension to the Restricted Period has been granted to “Fire Brigades Only” until the 14th December 2017 to allow them to complete fuel reduction burns with in the Shire.

For more information please click on the links below:

Fire Permits

Burning Times

Firebreaks and Fuel Loads

Firebreak Contractors List 2017


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

O'Neill Road, Grass Valley

Thomas Street, Spencers Brook.

Mitchell Avenue, Northam - In Progress

Mount Ommanney Road, Northam - Asphalt works pending

Trimmer Road, Northam - In Progress

Chidlow / Hawes / Burgoyne intersection, Northam 

Coates Road, Wundowie - Under Assessment

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

  • Local Government Recognises the Value of Small Business
    Tuesday, November 21 2017 Local Government Recognises the Value of Small Business The Shire of Northam is pleased to announce it is looking to improve the way it interacts with small businesses operating in its community, to ensure that it is offering an attractive location in which to establish and grow a small business. Read More...
  • Defibrillator Donated to Wundowie Community
    Monday, November 20 2017 Defibrillator Donated to Wundowie Community On Friday 10th of November, Tail End Charlie representatives Kerry and Ron Bywaters, Shire of Northam representative Cr Terry Little and Hardware owner Peter Broad met at the Wundowie Hardware store for the official handover of the defibrillator. Read More...
  • Killara Melbourne Cup Luncheon
    Thursday, November 09 2017 Killara Melbourne Cup Luncheon Killara Adult Day Care & Respite Centre held its annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday for present clients in our local community. Read More...