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.


Small Business Networking Session

The Kambalda Community Resource Centre is pleased to be able to present the Small Business Networking and Government Grant Event on 17 September 2015 in the Community Resource Centre on Barnes Drive from 5.30pm. For more information view the information sheet on our Community Information Page or call Val at the CRC on 9080 2111

posted 24 August 2015 

Works at BP Dam

Earthworks will be occurring at the Kambalda West BP Dam Spillway to lower the water level by one (1) metre in 100ml increments. For more information contact our Technical Services team on 9080 2111

posted 24 August 2015

Call for Nominations - Local Government Ordinary Elections

Nominations to run for a seat on Council open on Thursday 3 September 2015. For more information call the Returning Officer, Dianne McIntosh on 0428 269 301 or the WA Electoral Commission on 13 63 06 or view the information sheet on our Community Information Page.

posted 21 August 2015

Considering Running  for Council?

Attend the Electoral Commissions Candidate presentation on 31 August 2015 at 7pm at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire Offices. Click here to view the presentation document, or view at Council Publications / Community Publications. Contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on (08) 9021 9600 for more information.

posted 17 August 2015

Local Government Ordinary Elections - Close of Enrolments

You may be eligible to vote in the Local Government elections on 17 October 2015 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Coolgardie. The roll closes 5pm on 28 August 2015. For more details, view our Public Notices on our Community Information page.

posted 14 August 2015

Western Power Maintenance

Western Power have advised that their contractor Logsys will be working in Broadwater and Kambalda West and East between 18 and 28 August 2015.

The work will encompass changing 40 poles and associated equipment and there will be some planned outages during the course of this work.

All affected customers will be notified at least three (3) days prior to the outages.

posted 10 August 2015

Eddy Grant Tin Collection

View the collection now at the Pharmacy Museum on Bayley Street Coolgardie. For more information see the Community Information page or call Sandra Donkin on 9080 2111

posted 27 July 2015

Goldfields Exhibition & Visitors Centre

The Shire of Coolgardie wish to advise that the Goldfields Exhibition and Visitors Centre has been reopened and will resume normal business hours

posted 23 July 2015

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

Coolgardie Breast Screening Visit

Coolgardie Health Centre carpark, Wilkie Street Coolgardie

13 - 17 August 2015

Call 13 20 50 to make your free mammogram appointment


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 1600 hrs (8.00am)  5 August 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.