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.

Road Damage

Shire crews have recently been working on resealing our roads. A reseal is designed to last about 20-25 years, and extend the life of a road for that period.
Significant damage has occurred at the intersection of Callitris and Atriplex Roads.
This is hard earned ratepayers money, and as a Shire, we try really hard to get best value for dollar.
This damage is near impossible to remove other than total replacement, and will now be proudly evident for the next 25 years, baring failure of the section of road due to water penetration, requiring a very expensive reconstruction as a result of this damage. That’s 25 years of our ratepayers now having to see this every time they drive over the intersection.
We believe the damage occurred on the night of Tuesday 17 May 2016. We would very much appreciate any information which will help identify who caused this criminal damage, so we can recoup costs for repair and rectification. Any help would be extremely appreciated.

Paul Webb

Chief Executive Officer

Kambalda Goat Situation Update

The restraints the Local Government Act imposes on the Shire indicates the Shire has no jurisdiction to assist in the removal of the goats. Please see below an extract from the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 as to what you can do in relation to the Feral Goat issues you have;

480.      Trespassing goats, pigs and poultry, destruction of

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      (2)     Where the owner or a person in charge of enclosed land —

                   (a)     has given notice in writing to the owner of goats, pigs, birds, or poultry, of his intention to destroy goats, pigs, birds or poultry found trespassing on the land, he may kill by any means, except by the use of poison, goats, pigs, birds or poultry, which are the property of the owner to whom he has given the notice and which he finds trespassing on the land; or

                   (b)     has advertised twice in 2 or more newspapers published in the State and circulating in the locality his intention to destroy goats, pigs, birds or poultry found trespassing on the land, he may kill by any means except by the use of poison, goats, pigs, birds or poultry found trespassing on the land;

               and, if not sooner claimed by the owner of the animal or bird, may 6 hours after killing it remove, bury, or destroy its carcass.

Even though the Shire is restricted the Local Government Act, we have hosted a meeting with representatives from Woolabar Station , BHP and St Ives regarding the feral goat problem within the Kambalda town site, the outcome from this meeting was the local station owner will be given access to the mining leases to eradicate the goats. This may take 2 months for the eradication of the goats to be complete.

If there are any further questions regarding the goats then please call Jill O’Brien Manger of Recreation and Regulatory Services -phone 9080 2111 or email mail@coolgardie.wa.gov.au


The Shire of Coolgardie and Suez Environmental would like to advise that the rubbish pickup service for Kambalda East will soon be changing. As of 31 May 2016 all waste in Kambalda East will be collected on Tuesdays.

posted 28 April 2016


The Shire of Coolgardie wishes to notify the Coolgardie Community that the drainage and restoration works on the Coolgardie Post Office complex is due to commence approximately 1 April 2016.

This work is a staged project with the drainage component being carried out first, with the restoration of the exterior building commencing shortly after.

Completion of the project is on target for mid June 2016.

For any further information regarding this project please feel free to contact the Manager of Recreation and Regulatory Services Jill O’Brien on mail@coolgardie.wa.gov.au

Paul Webb

Chief Executive Officer

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 1030 hrs  23 June 2016 the status of roads throughout the district of the Shire of Coolgardie are as follows:

Coolgardie North Road ........ OPEN : 4x4 vehicles only

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.