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Shire of Northampton

Shire of Northampton
Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 3,379 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.24596/km2 (0.63704/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 13,737.8 km2 (5,304.2 sq mi)
Mayor George Parker
Council seat Northampton
Region Mid West
State electorate(s) Moore, North West
Federal Division(s) Durack
LGAs around Shire of Northampton:
Shark Bay Shark Bay Murchison
Indian Ocean Shire of Northampton Greater Geraldton
Indian Ocean Chapman Valley Chapman Valley

The Shire of Northampton is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Geraldton and about 460 kilometres (286 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 13,738 square kilometres (5,304 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Northampton, with the largest settlement being Kalbarri.

The shire includes the Houtman Abrolhos, a chain of islands off the coast of Western Australia, as well as the Principality of Hutt River, a micronation which has limited recognition by the state or federal governments.


The Mines Road District was constituted on 25 January 1871 under the Road Boards Act 1871. It was renamed Northampton on 10 February 1887. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]


The Shire is divided into six wards, most of which elect one councillor:

  • Kalbarri Ward (four councillors)
  • Central Ward (three councillors)
  • Coastal Ward
  • North East Ward
  • South East Ward
  • West Ward

Prior to May 2003, the Coastal Ward was known as the Horrocks Ward, the Kalbarri Ward had three councillors and all the others had two councillors.[3]

Towns and localities


The population of the Shire of Northampton as at the 2006 census was 3,204 (Usual Residents) or 4,085 (Place of Enumeration). The disparity is due to holiday accommodation in Kalbarri being picked up in the latter count.

Year Population
1911 1,412
1921 1,518
1933 1,677
1947 1,470
1954 1,753
1961 1,821
1966 2,021
1971 2,142
1976 2,422
1981 2,366
1986 3,034
1991 3,480
1996 3,697
2001 4,136
2006 4,085


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
  3. ^ Shire of Northampton (31 August 2004). "Council". Retrieved 2007-05-08. 

External links

  • Official website

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