Welcome to the Shire of Northam

Shire Building

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.

Notifications

BURNING TIMES & PERMITS TO BURN

The "Prohibited Burning Time" means the 1 December each calendar year through until 28 February the following calendar year (inclusive, and as varied pursuant to Sections 17 and 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954).

The "Restricted Burning Time" means the 1 October through until 30 November and the 1 March through until 30 April each calendar year (inclusive, and as varied pursuant to Sections 17 and 18 of the Bush Fires Act 1954).

For more information please click on the links below:

Fire Permits

Burning Times

RESURFACING WORKS - MITCHELL AVE, NORTHAM

Please be advised that resurfacing works will be taking place on Mitchel Ave, Northam from Monday 11th September 2017.

Road users are requested to please observe Traffic Management in the area and if at all possible seek an alternative route.

The Shire of Northam apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your cooperation in this matter.

RESOURCE RECOVERY CALENDAR

Please be advised that an error has been made in the 2017-2018 Rubbish & Recycling Calendar. Zones 6 & 7, being Bakers Hill, Clackline, Spencers Brook and Wundowie have been incorrectly coloured in the calendar section as being collected on a Thursday. The correct day for these zones is Friday.

An updated copy of this document can be viewed here.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINARY POSTAL ELECTION
ELECTION NOTICE

The Shire of Northam is holding an election by postal vote on Saturday, 21 October 2017 to fill vacancies in the offices of Councillors as listed below:

Central Ward - 1 Councillor
HASSELL, Colin
MENCSHELYI, Attila

Town Ward - 3 Councillors
JOHNSON, Brett
ERVIN, Earnest
POLLARD, Steven
RUMJANTSEV, Ulo
RYAN, Michael
BERESFORD, Denis
HUGHES, Des
DELLA, Carl

West Ward - 1 Councillor
LITTLE, Terry
WELCH, Sandra
POULTON, Bridgette

Election Packages will be sent to all electors on the local government electoral roll where there is an election in their electorate.

Replacement Packages can be obtained from the Shire of Northam prior to election day and from 8.00am to 6.00pm on election day if the package is not received or should any papers be missing.

Post your vote early. Completed postal voting packages must reach the Returning Officer by 6.00pm on election day, Saturday, 21 October 2017.

You may hand deliver your package to an electoral officer at the Shire of Northam during business hours before election day or at the polling place / any polling place in the district between 8.00am and 6.00pm on election day.

PDF available here. 

Chief Polling Place:
395 Fitzgerald Street, NORTHAM
The count of votes will commence at 6.00pm at the Shire of Northam, 395 Fitzgerald Street, NORTHAM.

Sarah FITZSIMMONS
RETURNING OFFICER
0427 476 193

ROAD RESURFACING WORKS PROGRAM

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

O'Neill Road, Grass Valley

Thomas Street, Spencers Brook.

Mitchell Avenue, Northam - In Progress

Mount Ommanney Road, Northam - Asphalt works pending

Trimmer Road, Northam - In Progress

Chidlow / Hawes / Burgoyne intersection, Northam 

Coates Road, Wundowie - Under Assessment

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

  • Volunteers Vegetate the River
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 Volunteers Vegetate the River Earlier this month, students from Mr Andrew Valance’s Northam Senior High School Class joined together with volunteers from the Avon Valley Environmental Society to vegetate the new island that has been created by the summer floods just downstream of the Flour Mill. Read More...
  • Shire Funds Cats Subsidy
    Thursday, September 07 2017 Shire Funds Cats Subsidy Council has founded a cat sterilisation program independent of the previous program funded by the Department of Local Government and Communities. Read More...
  • Free Mammograms for Northam Women
    Thursday, September 07 2017 Free Mammograms for Northam Women If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the FREE screening mammography service in Northam. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be located at Northam Library (Carpark), Fitzgerald Street from 28/09/2017 to 14/11/2017. Read More...