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 hereby gives notice in accordance with section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, of its intention to levy differential rates and minimum rates for the 2018/2019 financial year, including a rate on all properties with a predominant land use of commercial, industrial, community purposes to raise an amount of $127,000 towards a marketing campaign for Northam via the Northam Chamber of Commerce and in accordance with Shire of Northam Local Planning Scheme Number 6, for the 2018/2019 financial year. Details of the various rate categories are available for public inspection at the Shire’s Administration Office and are as follows:

                                                                                                                               RATE IN THE DOLLAR


Gross Rental Value Area:

01 General Rate - Townsites and Other Areas within Old Shire Boundaries                    9.7975

02 General Rate – Townsites Commercial, Industrial, Community                                  10.7376


Unimproved Value Area:

05 Agricultural Local                                                                                                              0.6072

06 Agricultural Regional                                                                                                        0.5099

07 Rural Small Holdings                                                                                                          0.7558


Minimum Rate:

A minimum rate of $923.00 per assessment will apply to all areas throughout the Shire of Northam. A statement of objectives and reasons for adopting the above rates is available for inspection at the Office of Council. If you require additional information, please contact Council’s Executive Manager Corporate Services, Mr Colin Young during office hours on 08 9622 6100. Landowners are invited to make written submissions to Council’s proposed differential rates until 3.00 pm on Friday, 3rd August 2018 and are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Northam, PO Box 613, Northam WA 6401.


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:

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  - Nearing Completion

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

  • Bilya Koort Boodja
    Thursday, July 12 2018 Bilya Koort Boodja Introducing the Bilya Koort Boodja, Centre for Nyoongar Culture & Environmental Knowledge Read More...
  • 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...