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/ 



An Ordinary Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, located at 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam on 21st March 2018 at 5:30pm. There will be a Forum meeting held in the Council Chambers on 14th March 2018 at 5:30pm to discuss the contents of the agenda.

 The following matters will be considered at this meeting:

11.1        Art Collection Committee Meeting Held On 15th February 2018
11.2        Audit Committee Meeting Held On 8th March 2018
11.3        Community Safety Committee Meeting Held On 16th February 2018
12.1.1    Policy G1.8 - Elected Member and Staff Interactions and Requests for Information          
12.2.1    Perth Adelaide National Highway (Orange Route) - Network Assessment Comment and Endorsement
12.3.1    Request for Reconsideration – Proposed Advertising Sign at Lot 801 (3484) Great Eastern Highway, Copley
12.3.2    Proposed Change of Use to Restaurant – Tenancy 27, Northam Boulevard, 117 Fitzgerald Street, Northam
12.3.3    Proposed Granny Flat at 78 Vivian St, Grass Valley
12.3.4    Application for Development Approval for Extensions to a Non-Conforming Use (‘Single house’) at Lot 87 (53) Hovea Crescent, Wundowie
12.4.1    Accounts & Statements of Accounts – February 2018
12.4.2    Financial Statement for the period ending 31st January 2018
12.4.3    Outstanding Debt, Railways Football Club
12.4.4    Proposed Dogs Amendment Local Law 2018
12.4.5    Extractive Industries Amendment Local Law 2018
13.1        Proposed Purchase of Lot 1 Great Eastern Highway, Northam

Should you have any queries in relation to this matter, please contact Ms Alysha Maxwell on (08) 9622 6100.


Please be advised that the following road closures will be in place during the Northam Motor Sport Festival

 Saturday 7th April 2018

6.00am and 4.00pm – Mount Ommanney Drive, Northam. Full closure from Mitchell Avenue to allow Car Rally Racing Event to take place.

12.00pm and Midnight – Beavis Place, Minson Avenue (From Peel Terrace to Beavis Place), Gordon Place,.  Grey Street (Between Minson Avenue to Fitzgerald Street) to enable preparations of the Northam Motor Sport Festival street race.

Sunday 8th April 2018.

00:01am to Midnight – Fitzgerald Street (Gardner Street to Ensign Dale Place), Wellington Street (Beamish Avenue to Prince Road), Grey Street (Minson Avenue to Duke Street), Elizabeth Place (Gordon St to Ensign-Dale Pl), Gordon Place, Gordon Street (Fitzgerald Street to Duke Street), Beavis Place, Minson Avenue (From Peel Terrace to Beavis Place) to enable the Northam Motor Sports Festival to take place.


Please be advised Main Roads WA is undertaking pavement repairs and hot bitumen works on Northam Toodyay Road from Tuesday 6th March 2018 for a period of 2 weeks until 21st March 2018.

Half road closures and Stop / Slow traffic management will be in place.  Delays of up to 10 minutes will be expected at times. Please observe traffic management in the area.

Any oversized vehicles must make arrangements to travel a minimum of 48 hours prior to allow time to ensure access is possible.

For further information please contact Main Roads WA on 138 138

Main Roads WA apologises for any incovenience this may cause and thanks you for your cooperation.


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 "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).

For more information please click on the links below:

Fire Permits

Burning Times

Firebreaks and Fuel Loads


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 

Coates Road, Wundowie - Under Assessment

Jennapullin Road, Southern Brook - in prgress

Spencers Brook Road, Spencer Brook - In Progress

Newman Road, Bakers Hill - 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

  • Pop Up Shop Opportunity
    Friday, March 16 2018 Pop Up Shop Opportunity The Shire of Northam is seeking expressions of interest from new businesses who may be interested in establishing themselves in the Northam Central Business District. Read More...
  • Digital Farm Grants
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 Digital Farm Grants The Digital Farm grant program is a $5 million State Government initiative under the $22 million State Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Improvement Fund. Read More...
  • Re-development of the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre
    Wednesday, February 07 2018 Re-development of the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre ADCO Constructions is a leading national construction company successfully delivering projects across Australia. They have been awarded the tender to re-develop the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre. The redevelopment is approximately a $20million project and ADCO are keen to utilise local trades as much as possible. Read More...