In 1977 the De Grey Football Association (formed by Colin Matheson) and West Pilbara Football League combined to form the De Grey West Pilbara Football League.
In 1983 the league changes its name to what is now known as the North Pilbara Football League.
The teams that have made up the league include:
- Port Hedland Rovers
- Port Hedland Panthers
- Shay Gap
- South Hedland
- Finucane Island
- Marble Bar