Welcome to the Shire of Coolgardie

The Shire of Coolgardie encompasses an area of 30,400km2 and included the towns of Coolgardie, Kambalda, Widgiemooltha and Kurrawang. With the majority of the population residing between Coolgardie and Kambalda the Shires motto is ‘Two Hearts, One Soul’

Coolgardie was the first settlement of the WA Goldfields and bears the name ‘Mother of the Goldfields’. Many  historic buildings remain and Coolgardie is a fantastic tourist destination

Kambalda is Australia’s original ‘Nickeltown’ with large deposits of Nickel being mined since 1966. Kambalda has much to offer visitors and residents alike.

Celebrated for the Gold and Nickel discoveries in Coolgardie and Kambalda, the mining industry plays an important role in our community with more than 20 companies operating throughout the Shire at the cutting edge of mining innovation, creating career opportunities for the entire community.


The Shire of Coolgardie wishes to advise residents that lifesaving training and scenarios will be carried out at the Shire of Coolgardie swimming pools for the remainder of the season. 

Ongoing training of our life guards is a requirement from Life Saving WA for life guarding students. "Training offers invaluable skills and knowledge in performing life guarding duties in a real life aquatic environment". 

"The role of the lifeguard in a public pool facility is to oversee the safe operation of the facility and ensure all patrons can safely enjoy their time there. Their responsibilities include: posting warning signs, establishing and enforcing safety rules, cleaning pool decks and basic first aid. Lifeguards often perform these responsibilities for hundreds of patrons at a time so it is important to always supervise your child. Lifeguards are not babysitters."

We advise that evacuation procedures must be followed by all pool patrons when requested by the lifeguards. 

With the current media coverage on recent drownings, we emphasis that supervision of all children is the responsibility of parents. 

We thank you for your cooperation and continued support of our Lifeguards and Pool Managers.

If you would like further information of the duties of a life guard, please visit Royal Life WA

Acting CEO

James Trail

Watch Around Water

Changes to WIN TV as of 1 July 2016

For more information regarding the changes to the television channels please view at the link below.



Australian Red Cross : Emergency Relief

Appointments in Coolgardie on Monday's 1pm - 2pm

Appointments in Kambalda on Monday's 10am - 11.30am

For more information view flyers on our Community Information page 


Racism. It Stops With Me


The Shire of Coolgardie are pleased to advise that Coolgardie and Kambalda are RV Friendly towns.

RV Friendly Town  Campervan Motorhome Club


Effective from 8.30 am, 23 March 2017 the status of roads throughout the district of the Shire of Coolgardie are as follows:

Coolgardie North Road .......Open

Victoria Rocks Road..............open

Binneringie Road ..................OPEN

Holland Track ....................... OPEN - Refer to D.E.C.

Jaurdi Hills Road .................open

CarIns Road .............................open

BURRA ROCKS ROAD ................. open


For more information on road reports within the Shire of Coolgardie please contact  The Shire on 9080 2111 or Main Roads on 9080 1400 or view the Main Roads Alerts webpage


Bush Fire Season commences from 1 November and continues through to 30 April each year.

Bush Fire Act

Under Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, everyone is required on or before the first day of November 2015 or within fourteen days of your becoming an owner or occupier of land should this be after this day to clear all firebreaks and remove flammable materials from the land owned or occupied by you as specified hereunder and to have the specified land and firebreaks clear of all flammable materials from the first day of November 2015 up to the thirty first day of March 2016.

Residents within the Shire of Coolgardie who have been issued correspondence regarding this matter and have not responded within the allocated time frame, your properties will be removed of flammable material as per the bush fire Act 1954 and charges for this service will be allocated to your property.

The penalty for failing to comply with the Bush Fires Act 1954 is a fine of $5000.00 and a person in default is also liable whether prosecuted or not to pay the cost of performing the work required to be done.

For further information visit the website www.dfes.wa.gov.au or Ranger Services phone: 9080 2111

James Trail

Acting Chief Executive Officer

To view current fire warnings please view the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Alerts and Warnings webpage.