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.


 Newtown Dam Spillway Reconstruction

The Shire of Coolgardie has released to tender  the reconstruction of the failed spillway to the south of Newtown dam in Kambalda.

The spillway sustained massive erosion during the flooding that occurred in Kambalda between the 16th of January and the 6th of February 2014 and will lead to failure and water loss if not repaired.  

These works will preserve the integrity of the Dam during future flood events and channel overflow water in such a way that erosion will be prevented.

Reconstruction works will likely commence during July August  and will prevent public access to the Dam for the duration of the works.

For any further information please contact Manager Technical Services, Robert Connor on 9080 2111 or mail@coolgardie.wa.gov.au

Paul Webb
Chief Executive Officer

Posted 3/7/2015

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



Invitation to Aged Care Update Community Forum

You are invited to attend our upcoming community forum where you will find information about changes to community aged care following both State and Federal Government reforms, aswell as possible future reforms.

Session 1: Kambalda Community Recreation Facility - Thursday 9 July  - 10.30am - 12pm

Session 2: Coolgardie Recreation Centre - Thursday 9 July - 3pm - 4.30pm

View more details on our Community Information Page



Goldfields Exhibition    Building Temporary Closure  

Coolgardie Shire Council has announced that it has closed the Museum and Visitors’ Centre in Bayley Street Coolgardie until further notice following a structural Engineers report that recommended staff and the public be excluded from parts of the historic building until repairs are completed.
Shire President Cr Malcolm Cullen said that he hoped the closure would not be for too long, but Council could not allow people to enter into the building against the advice of the structural engineer.
The building, which is more than a hundred years old, also houses the Mining Wardens Office.  It is owned by the state government and partly leased to the Shire of Coolgardie.
Cr Cullen said he understood the state has budget pressures but he is hopeful that won’t affect the preservation of this iconic heritage building.   
“The Shire is about to call tenders for preservation work on the nearby historic Post Office complex and we hope the state will accept full responsibility for the heritage building it owns” he said  “Council will work with the Department of Finance to ensure they have full access to the building to complete repairs”.
Until further notice Visitor information will be available from the previous Coolgardie Pharmacy on Bayley Street (08) 9080 2111
Any further enquiries please contact Sandy Donkin Manager for Community Services on (08) 9080 2111 or 0429 088 645
Malcolm Cullen 
Shire president 
15 April 2015


Effective from 1415 hrs (02.15pm)  24 June 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.

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