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.



The Coolgardie Shire was advised of the four yearly Valuer General’s Revaluation of rateable properties within the shire during the 2015-2016 financial year. These evaluations were to be implemented into the 2016-2017 financial year and form part of the financial and budgetary statement setting process of Council.

Upon setting the figures, prior to the rate notices being issued, it was identified that the Gross Rental Revaluations would result in a significant increase to many properties within the Shire. Being that the Council endeavours each year to keep the rates increase within a reasonable margin, the Coolgardie Shire Council has resolved to re asses the rate in the dollar to minimise the impact of the property revaluations.

In order to achieve the best outcome for Coolgardie Shire ratepayers, there is a strict process that need be adhered to of which will result in the delay of the rates notices being delivered. Council is confident that the estimated date of availability will be the 1st of October 2016.

On behalf of the Coolgardie Shire Council and Staff, we would greatly appreciate your patience and support in this matter.

Tracey Rathbone

Acting Shire President

Update to Licencing Availability

We wish to advise that licensing will be unavailable over the next three weeks except during the following times:

Monday 12 September : 8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday 13 September : 8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday 19 September : 8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday 20 September : 8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday 27 September : 8.30am – 4pm

For anything urgent outside of these dates and times please contact the Department of Licensing Kalgoorlie - 35 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 - Contact number: (08) 9022 5999



The Shire of Coolgardie has applied for funding to restore the interior of the Post Office Complex. The funding body has asked that the Shire demonstrate the potential future use of the various spaces within the building, and Palassis Architects were engaged to create concept designs. 

Spaces have been considered at great length to ensure that the building, as a central business and residential hub, is utilised to its maximum potential. We are asking members of the community to examine the floor plans, and demonstrate their support for the project by signing the document available at the Coolgardie Recreation Centre, by contacting Shire staff, or by writing a letter of support for the project.

The Shire would also like to ask if there are members in the community who might be interested in renting any of these potential spaces for residential or business purposes, and to demonstrate this interest by filling in one of our Expression of Interest forms.

Several uses have been proposed for various spaces, shown on the sample floor plan. Please let Shire know if you would be interested in:

  • Establishing a business
  • Moving an existing business into the Post Office Complex
  • Renting office space
  • Establishing a chemist business (subject to appropriate educational and statutory requirements)
  • Having a pop-up shop space
  • Having a cafe in the Post Office complex
  • Displaying and selling artwork
  • Renting a residence or
  • Any other potential use for the space that you might suggest

Expression of Interest forms are available at the Coolgardie Recreation Centre, or please contact Joelee Nolan at mail@coolgardie.wa.gov.au or  phone   08 9080 2111. 

Areas which are currently committed and unavailable for the purpose of this survey are:

  • The Sergeants Quarters
  • The central two-storey residence
  • The Coolgardie market (existing business)
  • The Coolgardie Post Office (existing business)

Notification of Effluent Works to be Undertaken

notice of effluent works

Notification of Jetty Removal

The Shire of Coolgardie will be removing the jetty at the Coolgardie Gorge in the near future as unfortunately the jetty has become unsafe. The Shire will be replacing the jetty in the very near future.

For further information regarding this matter please feel free to contact the Manager of Recreation and Regulatory Services on 9080 2111

Changes to WIN TV as of 1 July 2016

For more information regarding the changes to the television channels please view at the link below.



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 9.00 am,  8 August 2016 the status of roads throughout the district of the Shire of Coolgardie are as follows:

Coolgardie North Road ........ CLOSED

Victoria Rocks Road.............. OPEN

Binneringie Road ................... OPEN

Holland Track ....................... OPEN - Refer to D.E.C.

Jaurdi Hills Road .................. CLOSED

CarIns Road ............................ CLOSED

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 thirty first day of March 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.