• Welcome to the Shire of Northam


Have you signed up to receive eWatch alerts?

eWatch is an online local community safety initiative that makes it easy to find out what’s happening in your community. It is an email based system that connects residents to their local Police and Council. Residents who join eWatch receive regular email updated on crime trends and statistics, safety initiatives and emergency issues specific to their area.

Connect with your local Police and the Shire of Northam to help make your neighbourhood a safer and more vibrant place to live.  For more information and to join, please go to www.ewatch.com.au.


Business Security

Identifying the potential areas of vulnerability and knowing how to improve your current security will reduce the risk of crime against your business.

For information and tips to help improve the security of your business please feel free to download the Shire of Northam Business Security brochure.

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How to Report a Crime

You can help make your community safer by reporting crimes or suspicious behaviour.

Emergency Situations

If a crime is happening now, if a life is threatened, if you are in immediate danger or if the event that you are reporting is time crucial call 000. You will need to decide which emergency service you need (Police, Ambulance or Fire) and you will be put through to that service immediately.

Non-emergency Situations

If you require Police assistance call 131 444. You may be asked to attend your local Police Station however, in many cases the operator will be able to take an incident report from you on the telephone and give you some information.

Crime Stoppers

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 to report information about any criminal activity. Crime Stoppers is staffed between 7am and 11pm weekdays and 8am to 8pm on weekends and calls can be made anonymously.

You can also report crimes or suspicious behaviour through Crime Stoppers using an anonymous online report form by going to https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/make-a-report/.

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Crime Stoppers enables you to report something suspicious you may have noticed after a possible crime has occurred. The service allows you to remain anonymous.

If you’ve seen something, report it. Create a safer community for all of us. 

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Reporting Specific Crimes

Head to the WA Police website for information on the steps involved in reporting specific crimeshttps://www.police.wa.gov.au/en/Police/Your%20Safety/Report%20a%20crime. This site will allow you to select a crime and it will guide you through each step involved in reporting the crime. 

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