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/ 


Complete FIRE BAN 24th May 2018

Please be advised under Section 46(1A)(a) of the Bush Fires Act 1954, and by order of the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer.

A complete FIRE BAN has been declared within the Shire of Northam from midnight tonight,

until midnight tomorrow night 24 May 2018

No burning is permitted at all, and all fires to be reported to 000

This ban is due to a “Very High” Fire danger Rating for tomorrow 24th May and a severe weather alert issued for our region as a result of a cold front coming through late tomorrow afternoon and into Friday.


Works on Great Eastern Highway, between Jordi Road and Tames Road through Bakers Hill in the Shire of Northam will commence on 21 May.

The work will improve safety for both pedestrians and road users by reducing the number of access points to the Great Eastern Highway and will improve traffic flow. Works will include installing new kerbing and footpaths and widening the intersection at Berry Brow Road.

During works, the Keane Street exit to Great Eastern Highway will be closed.

Traffic management will be in place with intermittent lane closures and speed reductions through the area.

For more information on this project please visit https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/regional/northeast/Pages/bakershill.aspx or contact 138 138


An Ordinary Council meeting will be held in the Wundowie Hall, located at 47 Boronia Ave, Wundowie on 16th May 2018 at 5:30pm.
There will be a Forum meeting held in the Wundowie Hall on 9th May 2018 at 5:30 pm to discuss the contents of the agenda:
11.1 Art Collection Committee Meeting held on 26th April 2018
12.1.1 Social Investment Strategy
12.3.1 Multiple Dog Application 14 Turner Street, Northam
12.3.2 Application for Development Approval – Proposed Single House – Lot 411 Woylie Rise, Bakers Hill
12.3.3 Request to Approve Revised Plan – Keeping of Horses at Lot 150 (14) Brown Road, Wundowie
12.3.4 Motorcycle Track Access Licence
12.4.1 Accounts & Statements of Accounts – April 2018
12.4.2 Financial Statement for the periods ending 30th April 2018
12.4.3 Old Girls School, 33 Wellington Street, Northam
12.4.4 Hangar 34, Northam Airport – Deed of Agreement
12.4.5 Fees and Charges 2018/19 Adoption
12.5.1 Telethon Community Cinemas
12.5.2 Application for Fee Waiver - School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA)
Matters Behind Closed Doors
Community Assistance Grant Applications
Chief Executive Officer Review Committee Meeting held on 4th May 2018


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 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

  • 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...
  • Black Hawk helicopters over Perth and South West Region
    Tuesday, May 08 2018 Black Hawk helicopters over Perth and South West Region Australian Army and United States military Black Hawk helicopters and personnel are taking to the skies over Perth and the South-West region of Western Australia from late-April to mid-June to practise operations against simulated terrorist targets. Read More...
  • Shire Employee of the Quarter
    Friday, May 04 2018 Shire Employee of the Quarter Since joining the organisation in July 2017 Shane has established himself as a valuable member of the Engineering Services team. Read More...