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/ 



Pursuant to Section to s18(5) of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the Shire of Northam has delayed the commencement of the Restricted Burning Period until 15th Oct.

Permits required to burn after this date.

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


** UPDATE 13/9/2018**

Please be advised that a portion Ashman Road, Bakers Hill is closed until further notice. 

Crews have completed some remedial works however a small portion of the road remains closed.

Further works have been programmed once more favourable weather conditions permit. 

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


The Council Forum meeting to be held on 12th September 2018 and the Ordinary Council meeting to be held on 19th September 2018 is scheduled to be held at the Grass Valley Hall. Both meetings will commence at 5:30pm.


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:


Main Roads Improvements – Great Eastern Highway, Bakers Hill

An asphalt seal will be placed in Bakers Hill between Monday 10 and Wednesday 19 September 2018. This is dependent on the weather. Line marking will be undertaken a few weeks after as the asphalt needs time to settle. We are anticipating all works to be completed by the end of September 2018.

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:

Mitchell Avenue, Northam - In Progress

Jennapullin Road, Southern Brook - in prgress

Katrine Road - 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

  • My Health Record
    Tuesday, September 04 2018 My Health Record A team of My Health Record experts will be visiting Bindoon, Northam and York on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September to inform the community about the benefits of My Health Record, and how to opt-out, if they wish. Read More...
  • DrumMuster - 14 September 2018
    Friday, August 24 2018 DrumMuster - 14 September 2018 The next DrumMuster in the Shire of Northam is scheduled for Friday, 14 September 2018 at the Old Quarry Road Landfill Site in Northam. Read More...
  • Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities
    Monday, August 13 2018 Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, encourages local sporting groups in Durack to apply for funding for a national $29.7million program aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure. Read More...