With a population of 7,000 Northam enjoys the services of excellent private and public schools to secondary level, agricultural college, sporting and leisure activities including the recent completion of a new $9m recreational facility. A new sound shell, diverse retail, cafe, dining and supermarket choices, several bus and train services daily, aerodrome, large regional hospital with visiting specialist consultants all are a part of the Northam experience.

All within one hour of Perth and currently undergoing substantial infrastructure expansion to meet the needs of the current and future government, commercial, agricultural and tourism growth potential of this wheatbelt region.

Northam is also home to hot-air ballooning in Western Australia and host to the start of the Avon Descent, the longest white-water rafting event in the world.


Shire of Northam

Northam Visitors Centre

Hot Air Ballooning

Northam Cemetery