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.



SBS Transmission:

Coolgardie Residents: Please be advised that SBS TV will be unavailable for approximately 4 weeks while undergoing system repairs. In the meantime, SBS programs are available to view by internet.We apologise for the inconvenience.

17 April 2015


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


Complete the new Community Survey online now! Your responses can shape the future directions of the Shire : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunitySurvey2014-2015  .

○ Please Note: Entries completed online will not be in the prize draw. To be included in the prize draw, please complete the paper copy Survey which will arrive via post.

1 May 2015


The youth of the Coolgardie shire are invited to complete our Youth survey. Have your say now!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G8837RJ

10 February 2015


Effective from 0900 hrs (9.00am)  26 May 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.