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 permanent speed zone in Bakers Hill CBD will be reduced to 60 km/h on Friday 2 November 2018 in the afternoon.

Advanced signage will be put in place advising traffic on the speed zone change.

Main Roads Western Australia will still be carrying out some minor works over the next few weeks however these works will not involve any temporary speed restrictions.


Please be advised that the Shire of Northam has now entered the RESTRICTED period. From this point on, anyone wishing to conduct a hazard reduction burn will require a permit. A link to apply for permits has been included below. 


Please remember that Fire Breaks are due Nov 1st 2018.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Shire Community Emergency Services Manager, Brendon Rutter on 0458 08 08 18 or cesm@northam.wa.gov.au


The Shire of Northam at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on 15 August 2018 resolved to change the meeting location of the Council Forum and Ordinary Council meeting scheduled on 14 and 21 November 2018. These meetings will now be held at the Quellington Hall and the Shire of Northam hereby gives public notice of the change of place for the meetings as listed above in accordance with Regulation 12 (2) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996.


Changes to the HMMS will continue to allow for “first and last” mile access on roads between the paddock and the nearest road approved for RAV network access. The HMMS operates from Monday, 1 October 2018 to Thursday, 28 February next year.

The new arrangements are that prior to harvest a farmer or transport operator must submit to Main Roads WA a HMMS Road List form identifying the intended RAV combination and a list of roads being used from the paddock to the approved RAV network.

Main Roads WA will conduct a desktop assessment of the HMMS Road List and the route will be endorsed with operating conditions if considered safe.

The road list must be endorsed by Main Roads WA before commencing HMMS operations for the 2018-2019 harvest and the road list must be carried in the vehicle and produced on request to Main Roads WA, WA Police or the grain handler. The endorsed list may be shared by other transport operators.

The following documents provide more information about the changes:


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

Katrine Road, Northam - Completed

Spencers Brook Road, Muresk  - Scheduled for Late November

Spencers Brook Road, Clackline - In Progress

East Street, Northam

Byfield Street, Northam

Gregory Street, Northam - In Progress

Wellington Street, Northam

Glass Avenue, Northam

Charles Street, Northam

Balga Tce, Wundowie

Jennapulin Road, Southern Brook - In Progress

Coates Road, Wundowie

Mervyn Street, Northam - In Progress

Cody Street, Northam - In Progress

Foreman Street, Northam - In Progress

Cook Street, Northam - In progress

Fitzgerald Street, Northam

Gordon Street, Northam

Selby Street, Northam

Mudalla Way, Northam

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

  • Teach Learn Grow Week
    Monday, October 22 2018 Teach Learn Grow Week From the 2nd of December to the 8th of December, a small group of volunteers from Perth will be coming to Avonvale Primary school to tutor selected students across Years 1 to 6 and be their mentor for one week, on behalf of Teach Learn Grow’s Rural Program. Read More...
  • Proposed Avon Logistics Hub moves step closer to reality
    Friday, October 19 2018 Proposed Avon Logistics Hub moves step closer to reality The Shire of Northam (Council) has agreed to terms for the sale of Lot 881 Yilgarn Avenue to Procon Developments PTY LTD for the development of a significant regional freight and logistics hub in the Shire of Northam. Read More...
  • 	 Local Governments Awarded for Contribution to Road Safety
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 Local Governments Awarded for Contribution to Road Safety The City of Stirling, Shire of Northam and Shire of Northampton were presented with a Local Government Road Safety Award today during the 2018 WA Transport and Roads Forum held at the Crown Perth. Read More...