The Roads Board of Gingin was created in January 1893, and included most of Chittering and Bindoon (with Wannamal being in Victoria Plains).
The Chittering Brook Roads Board District was gazetted on 10 January 1896 and then amended on 7 February 1896. The first Roads Board election was held on 11 March 1896.
On 1 July 1961 all Road Boards became Shires, so on 8 July 1961 all serving Road Board members were sworn in as Shire of Chittering Councillors.
The Shire of Chittering is situated approximately 55kms north of Perth, with an area covering 1,220km2.
The Shire has approximately 4,427 people residing in the area. With a unique landscape of large areas of untouched bushland, state forest, wetlands, and industrial and commercial estates, the Shire is a wonderful place to visit and live.
The Shire services the townsites of Muchea, Bindoon and Wannamal.