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Arts, Culture & Heritage

The Shire of Northam has a rich and colourful history.

Northam’s key attraction is Bilya Koort Boodja: Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge. The Centre protects, celebrates, and shares the culture of the Nyoongar people and highlights land management practices that draw upon the knowledge of the land’s traditional custodians. Click here to find out more about the centre building.

This state-of-the-art facility also offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region. The interpretive space details the six Aboriginal seasons and the history of Ballardong people in the Northam Region.

Bilya Koort Boodja is also a great place to purchase authentic aboriginal artwork by local Nyoongar artists, or locally produced gifts and souvenirs, food products, and artefacts. Through out the year the Centre also offers a cultural and environmental tours, local workshops, cultural events and rooms to hire.


Exhibition Entry

Single entry $11 

$20 Annual Membership (unlimited entries)

Group Bookings 80% of full rate

Annual Membership

Become a friend of Bilya Koort Boodja

Treat yourself to a $20 Annual Membership entitling you to unlimited entries, a free guided tour and early bird deals on tours and workshops throughout the year.

Contact Us

Bilya Koort Boodja: Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge

2 Grey Street, Northam

Open 7 Days (9am-4pm)

(08) 9622 2170


Discover our heritage from one of our museums or 


  • BKB
  • Morby 
  • Northam Heritage Centre

Art Trails

  • Public Art & Town Sculptures
  • Public Silo Art
  • Northam Visitor Centre AVAS Art Exhibition

Heritage buildings and tours 

The Shire of Northam recognises that arts and culture are valued components within the community. There is potential for growth within the area of arts and culture that will result in enriching the lives of residents as well as attracting visitors.

The Shire of Northam is working to raise awareness and appreciation of our cultural heritage, history and contemporary arts practice.