Shire of Northam Profile

395 Fitzgerald Street (PO Box 613) Northam WA 6401
ABN 42 826 617 380
Telephone 9622 6100 Facsimile 9622 1910
Email :

Statistics for the Shire of Northam

Statistics for the Shire of Northam
Length of Sealed Roads(km): 458
Length of Unsealed Roads(km): 300
Distance from Perth: 96kms
Shire Area: 1,443km2
Population: 10,557
Number of Electors: 6,765
Number of Dwellings: 4,326
Total Rates Levied: $7,758,164.50
Total Revenue: $22,436,032
Number of Employees: 102
Roadwise Participant: Yes
Local Industries:

Regional Business Centre
Agricultural Services
Flour Mill
Hard Rock Quarrying
Light Industrial Health and Aged Care Services
Tertiary Education

Primary Schools:

Northam Primary School
West Northam Primary School
Avonvale Primary School (Northam)
St Joseph’s School (Northam)
Bakers Hill Primary School
Wundowie Primary School

High Schools:

Northam Senior High School
St Joseph’s School (Yrs 7 – 12)

TAFES & Campuses:

Central Regional Tafe
Muresk Institute

Child Care Facilities: Contact the Recreation Centre for 'After School Child Care'
Public Library:

Northam Regional Library
Wundowie  Library

Public Swimming Pools:

Northam Aquatic Centre
Wundowie Swimming Pool

Recreation Facilities:

Northam Recreation Centre
Jubilee Oval
Bert Hawke Oval
Victoria Oval
Northam Skate Park
Bakers Hill Sports Pavilion & Oval
Quellington Hall & Tennis Courts
Wundowie Oval

Other Facilities:

Town Hall (Northam)
Lesser Hall (Northam)
Memorial Hall (Northam)
Bakers Hill Sports Pavilion
Clackline Hall
Grass Valley Hall
Irishtown Agricultural Hall
Quellington Hall
Southern Brook Hall
Wundowie Hall

Regional Organisation: Avon Regional Organisation of Councils (AROC)

Suburbs and Localities

Bakers Hill 6562; Clackline 6564; Grass Valley 6403; Northam 6401; Spencers Brook 6401; Wundowie 6560

Significant Local Events

Concerts in the Park - March; Flying 50 - April; Wundowie Iron Festival - May; Avon Descent & Avon River Festival - August; Northam Agricultural Show - September; Dog's Day Out - November; Avon Valley Christmas Carnival - December.
Further information can be obtained from Northam Visitor Centre (08) 9622 2100

Ordinary Council Meeting

Meets third Wednesday of each month

Tourist Attractions

Northam Visitor and Interpretation Centre; Avon River walking tracks and suspension bridge; White swans; Historic buildings; Historic B&B's; Old Railway Station Museum; Numerous walking trails including Kep Track. Mt Ommanney Lookout; Ballooning; Recreational Aviation.
Further information can be obtained from Northam Visitor Centre (08) 9622 2100

Infrastructure Available

  • Northam Train Station – Serviced by TRANSWA Coaches, Avonlink and Prospector Trains
  • Sealed Airport
  • National Highway Linkages
  • Broadband
  • 23 Government Departments
  • 4 Major Banks / Banking Facilities
  • Avon Industrial Park