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.


2016 Premier Australia Day Awards Recipients

The Shire of Coolgardie President Mr Malcolm Cullen and Councillors would like to extend their congratulations to all the recipients and nominees of the Premier Australia Day Awards for 2016.

Their hard work and dedication to our community over the past year, has been acknowledged by their peers and families and all are most worthy candidates of these awards.

Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for a person of 25 years or older: Nominees for Coolgardie:

Gaynor Jefferies

Wayne Bird

Colin Simmons

Shane Munro

Vic Dale

Congratulations Shane Munro, winning recipient of the Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for a person of 25 years or older.

Shane was nominated for his dedicated service to the Coolgardie Fire Brigade. He was Captain for 26 years and even though he retired from this role in June 2015 he is still an active member in the brigade.  Shane is also an active team member of the St John’s Ambulance and will always lend a hand to the community when needed. 

Nominees for Kambalda:

Kevin Steinhauser

Tanya Fyfe

Sharon North

Pricilla Laws

David Bliss

Congratulations Kevin Steinhauser, winning recipient of the Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for a person of 25 years or older.

Kevin is an icon within the Kambalda community for all of his various voluntary contributions of both his skills and volunteered time. Kevin has been a coach with the Kambalda Swimming Club, and he has also been an active member of the Kambalda Football Club, on the committee, Team Manager and Bar Manager.  As well as being a DJ with loud clear music, he also participates in Kambalda’s Annual Christmas tree event. 

Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for a person under 25 years : Nominees for Coolgardie:

TK Kippen

Braden Shilton

Luke Munro

Paul Munro

Congratulations Braden Shilton, winning recipient of the Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for persons under the age of 25.

Braden is a member of the Coolgardie Volunteer Fire Brigade and has also dedicated his time to coach the Junior Fire Brigade team for the 2015 State Championships.   This included weekly trainings and Sunday wet works training in Kalgoorlie for the Season.   As well as coaching Braden has organized and participated in the fundraising at both Bunnings and Coolgardie Day.  He is also an active member on the Coolgardie Day Committee.

Nominees for Kambalda:


Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for an Active community group or Event: Nominees for Coolgardie:

Golden Mile Equestrian Club

Coolgardie Social Agility Club

Coolgardie Day Committee

Church West

Congratulations Churchwest, winning recipient of the Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for an Active community group or event.

Church West has been supplying food to various people and helping those in trouble. They have been doing the Breakfast Club five days a week as well as looking after our older residents.

Nominees for Kambalda:

Kambalda Rifle Club Night Shoot

A Certificate of Appreciation was given to the Kambalda Rifle club for their Kambalda Rifle Club Night Shoot.

posted 4 February 2016

Audit Services

Expressions of Interest

Audit Services for Years Ending 30 June 2016 to 30 June 2019

(INC. Option to extend for a further two consecutive years)

The Shire of Coolgardie is calling for expressions of interest from Qualified Registered Company Auditors or Approved Auditors for the purposes of the Local Government Act 1995 to provide audit services to the Shire of Coolgardie for three (3) consecutive financial years commencing 1st July 2016 with an option to extend for a further two consecutive financial years.

In preparation of expressions of interest, interested firms are requested to provide details in regards to the following:

  • Objectives of the audit
  • Scope of the audit
  • Plan for the audit (including number of audit visits per annum, hours proposed onsite and offsite for each audit visit, and approximate timing of audit visits by month)
  • Detailed remuneration and expenses to be paid for services per annum (including allowances, as well as costs to be met by Council ect). Please indicate whether inclusive or exclusive of GST.
  • The method Council is to use when communicating and supplying information to the auditor (including expectation of timing of supply of information e.g. on arrival, prior to visit ect).
  • Details in regards to experience for audit services to local government (including experience, qualifications of staff that will be conducting site visits)
  • Other information considered pertinent by interested firms.

Further information regarding Council’s financial accounting system and requirements can be obtained by contacting Rhonda Evans on (08) 9080 2111.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by 4.00pm Friday 12 February 2016 and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer Paul Webb, Po Box 138 Kambalda WA 6442.

Rhonda Evans

Acting Chief Executive Officer


Road Closure

Section 3.50 Local Government Act 1995

The Shire of Coolgardie, resolved to close certain thoroughfares, in accordance with Section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995:

Road Closure with Bypass Lane for Permitted Heavy Haulage and Local Traffic Only.

Carins and Coolgardie North Road- Full intersection Reconstruction

Road closure on Coolgardie North Road 10 meters past Jaurdi Hills road.

Start Date: 24 September 2015   

Estimated Completion Date: February - March 2016  

Paul Webb

Chief Executive Officer

posted 16 September 2015 - updated 18 December 2015

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 0820 hrs (8.20am)  18 December 2015 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 thirtieth day of April 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.