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 wishes to advise that Coates Road, Wundowie will be closed to through traffic between Great Eastern Highway and Hawke Avenue

Thursday 10th - Friday 1st February 2019.

Closures will be in place while crews are on site between the hours of 6am-6pm Monday to Friday.

There will be NO access from Great Eastern Highway.  Access to local traffic only will be made available from the Hawke Ave end of Coates Road during this time.  Click here for a map detailing the location.

The Shire of Northam apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.


Please be advised that the Shire of Northam has imposed a Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Bans for the following period:

 AUSTRALIA DAY:                                           

 From 12am Saturday 26th January 2019 until 12am Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Harvest, Vehicle Movement and Hot Works Bans means;

The use of vehicles in paddocks is not permitted unless using a diesel vehicle for the purpose of watering and tending of livestock

  • The use or operation of any engine, vehicle, plant, equipment or machinery is not permitted in the area likely to cause a bush fire or contribute to the spread of a bush fire.
  • Any “hot works” (e.g. welding, grinding, cutting, heating etc.) in the “open air” is not permitted,

The above ban is imposed in an attempt to mitigate the risk of fire during the public holiday period.

If you have any queries in relation to this information or would like to be on the Harvest Ban SMS list, please contact the Shire of Northam on 9622 6100.


The Shire of Northam wishes to advise all residents that pursuant to S17 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, as of December 1st 2018 we will enter the "Prohibited Burning Period". No burning is permitted within the Shire of Northam during this period. Please report all signs of fire to 000.
To find out more information please click the link below or contact our Community Emergency Services Manager on 0458 08 08 18


The Annual Electors General Meeting will be held at the Shire of Northam Council Chambers, at 395 Fitzgerald Street Northam, on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 5.00pm.


  1. Attendance and apologies;
  2. Confirmation of minutes - Annual Electors General meeting held 13th December 2017 for the Shire of Northam;
  3. Receive and adopt the 2017/18 Annual Financial Statements for the Shire of Northam;
  4. Receive and adopt the Auditor's report for the Shire of Northam;
  5. Receive and adopt the President's report for the Shire of Northam;
  6. Receive and adopt the Chief Executive Officer’s report for the Shire of Northam; and
  7. General business or other business at the discretion of the President or as approved by the electors present.

Copies of the 2017/18 Annual Report are now available at the Shire of Northam Administration Office.

2017/18 Annual Report

Note - Any person having a question or agenda item, please advise the Chief Executive Officer, to enable information relating to the subject matter to be obtained and available at the meeting.




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

  • Christmas and New Year Office and Service Closures
    Wednesday, December 19 2018 Christmas and New Year Office and Service Closures The Shire of Northam advises that some services will be closed over the Christmas period. Please refer to our Office and Service Closures timetable for more information. Read More...
  • 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...