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/ 



A new pedestrian access  ramp is being installed at the front of the Commonwealth bank on Fitzgerald street this Saturday 17th February.

Works are scheduled to commence at approx 5:30am and will be completed the same day.

Pedestrians are requested to avoid the area or use the opposite footpath during this time.


An Ordinary Council meeting will be held in the Bakers Hill Pavilion, located at 17 Berry Brow Road, Bakers Hill (access via St George Street, Bakers Hill) on 21st February 2018 at 5:30pm.

There will be a Forum meeting held in the Bakers Hill Pavilion on 14th February 2018 at 5:30 pm to discuss the contents of this agenda.

Should you have any queries in relation to this meeting, please contact Ms Alysha Maxwell on (08) 9622 6100.


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 "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).

The Shire of Northam wishes to advise that as of the 1st of December the Shire will enter the Prohibited Burning Period. No Burning will be permitted by residents after the 30th of November 2017.

An extension to the Restricted Period has been granted to “Fire Brigades Only” until the 14th December 2017 to allow them to complete fuel reduction burns with in the Shire.

For more information please click on the links below:

Fire Permits

Burning Times

Firebreaks and Fuel Loads

Firebreak Contractors List 2017


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

  • Re-development of the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre
    Wednesday, February 07 2018 Re-development of the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre ADCO Constructions is a leading national construction company successfully delivering projects across Australia. They have been awarded the tender to re-develop the Yongah Hilll Immigration Centre. The redevelopment is approximately a $20million project and ADCO are keen to utilise local trades as much as possible. Read More...
  • Shire of Northam Workplace Health and Safety
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 Shire of Northam Workplace Health and Safety Workplace Health and Safety has been a major focus at the Shire of Northam in recent years which has resulted in a significant reduction in work place injuries and absenteeism. Read More...
  • Community Perception Survey
    Wednesday, December 20 2017 Community Perception Survey The Community Perception Survey that is being undertaken is to help identify priorities for our Community. Read More...