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.



At a special meeting held on the 11 October 2016, The Coolgardie Council resolved the following:

Rescind budget adopted on 23 August 2016

That in accordance with the Local Government Administration Regulations s 5.25(1)(e). Council rescind the 2016/17 Budget adopted on 23 August 2016:

Valuations and Rates

That the valuations supplied by the Valuer General and totalling as stated be recommended to council to be recorded in the rate book for use in the 2016/17 financial year:

                Gross Rental Value (GRV) $19,968,113

                Unimproved Value (UV) $21,082,289

That in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, Council impose general rates in GRV and differential rates on UV in the 2016/17 financial year as:

                General Rate GRV 7.3549 cents in the dollar Minimum Rate $684

                Mining UV 22.0435 cents in the dollar Minimum Rate $430

                Rural UV 11.0513 cents in the dollar Minimum Rate $674

Payment Options

That in accordance with regulation 64(2) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996, Council nominate the following due dates for the payment of rates and charges in the 2016/2017 financial year:

                Issue Date 17 October 2016

                                Payment in Full 23 November 2016

                                Payment in Four Instalments

                                               First Instalment 23 November 2016

                                                Second Instalment 10 January 2017

                                                Third Instalment 14 March 2017

                                                Fourth instalment 16 May 2017

On behalf of the Coolgardie Shire Council we would like to extend our thanks for your support and patients with regard to this matter.

Tracey Rathbone

Acting Shire President

12 October 2016


The Shire has a goat musterer through the Department of Agriculture arriving in Kambalda on approximately 31 October 2016 to herd the ferrel goats and take them to a station owner in Geraldton. The Goat musterers plan to herd the goats with motor bikes and fencing and hope to have the problem sorted in approximately a week from the start date. Both BHP and St Ives have allowed access to the musterers on their mining tenements to help eradicate the goats from their sites.

Jill O'Brien

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Notification of Jetty Removal

The Shire of Coolgardie will be removing the jetty at the Coolgardie Gorge in the near future as unfortunately the jetty has become unsafe. The Shire will be replacing the jetty in the very near future.

For further information regarding this matter please feel free to contact the Manager of Recreation and Regulatory Services on 9080 2111

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 


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

RV Friendly Town  Campervan Motorhome Club


Effective from 9.00 am,  4 October 2016 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

Paul Webb

Chief Executive Officer

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