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Shire of Northam

Workplace Profile

Services provided by the Shire of Northam include but are not limited to road & parks maintenance, tourism & events, building & planning compliance, health & recycling, recreation services, disability & respite services and more.

The Shire of Northam considers the health and wellbeing of their staff to be a key element of organisational success. Absenteeism, worker’s compensation and general productivity are viewed as potential beneficiaries of their workplace health and wellbeing program. 

Health and Wellbeing Highlights

The Shire of Northam received Gold recognition for having the following: 

  • Detailed action plan
  • Dedicated Health and Wellbeing Coordinator to drive their program
  • Smoke-free workplace policy which is supported by the provision of smoking cessation programs and resources
  • Alcohol related guidelines which outline how they aim to limit and manage alcohol consumption at work events and social functions
  • Healthy Catering Policy which ensures that healthy options are available at all internal and external meetings, functions and events
  • Flexible working arrangements in some areas to promote and support work life balance
  • End of trip facilities such as showers, changing rooms and bike racks to encourage and support workers to be physically active before, during and after work
  • Discounted memberships for employees to access the Shire’s swimming pool and recreation centre
  • Lunch ‘n’ Learn sessions on a range of health topics
  • Newsletters from the CEO which include information on health and wellness
  • Free 12-week challenge, which includes a FitBit and access to Pilates and Bootcamp classes
  • Free health checks, flu vaccinations and skin cancer screenings
  • Discounted health insurance with HBF


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Industry Public Administration and Safety
Workplace size 20 - 199
Location Northam and surrounds
Current Achievement
Jason Whiteaker Chief Executive Officer - November 2016

"The health of our staff is a key element of organisational success. Absenteeism, worker’s compensation, general productivity and staff morale are the potential beneficiaries of our wellness program."

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