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/ 



The Shire of Northam’s network is temporarily unavailable. Please direct all urgent enquires to 9622 6100.

Cash and EFTPOS payments can still be made.

We apologise for the inconvenience.


Please be advised that Mount Ommanney Road will be closed from 6th August 2018 for a period of 2 weeks to facilitate Widening works.

There will be no access for 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.




Reg. 24E, Local Government (Functions & General) Regulations 1996

In accordance with S24E of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations, the Shire of Northam gives notice that it intends to consider adopting a new Local Price Preference Policy. 

A draft Policy has been prepared and can be inspected at the Shire of Northam Administration Centre, 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam or via the Shire of Northam website at www.northam.wa.gov.au.

Submissions are invited and should be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer by 4.00pm, Friday, 31st August 2018.

Local Price Preference Policy




Main Roads Improvements – Great Eastern Highway, Bakers Hill

Lendlease continue to work on the new access points on to the Great Eastern Highway at Bakers Hill and we thank you for your patience during these works. In early July, Lendlease will be installing kerbing and footpaths which will include a new truck parking bay in close proximity to the pie shop. A new turning left pocket in to New Street (road between the information bay and the estate agents) will also be constructed. Improvements to the Berry Brow Road intersection will be undertaken at the end of July. There has been significant delays due to the rain however we are anticipating for an asphalt seal to be placed around the end of August.

 For more information see Main Roads Website  https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/regional/northeast/Pages/bakershill.aspx

Or call 138 138


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

Mitchell Avenue, Northam - In Progress

Jennapullin Road, Southern Brook - in prgress

Katrine Road - 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

  • Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities
    Monday, August 13 2018 Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, encourages local sporting groups in Durack to apply for funding for a national $29.7million program aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure. Read More...
  • New Records a Highlight to Iconic Avon Descent Spectacular
    Tuesday, August 07 2018 New Records a Highlight to Iconic Avon Descent Spectacular Tumbling records and a ?rst in the new Stand-up Paddleboard category were the highlight of an immensely successful 2018 Avon Descent which concluded yesterday evening with the ?nal paddlers crossing the Riverside Gardens ?nish line in Bayswater at 5.45 PM. Read More...
  • Bilya Koort Boodja Free Family Pass
    Thursday, August 02 2018 Bilya Koort Boodja Free Family Pass To celebrate the opening of the Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge, the Shire of Northam would like to offer each household in the Shire of Northam a complimentary family pass. Read More...