• Welcome to the Shire of Northam

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 : records@northam.wa.gov.au
Website: www.northam.wa.gov.au

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
Tourism
Grain
Sheep
Cattle
Abattoirs
Foundry
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 Primary School (Northam)
Bakers Hill Primary School
Wundowie Primary School

High Schools:

Northam Senior High School
St Joseph’s High School (Yrs 8 – 10)

TAFES & Campuses:

CY O’Connor College of 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 Swimming Pool
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

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