Mother of the Goldfields

The Shire of Coolgardie is located approximately 550 kilometres East of Perth. It encompasses an area of 30,400 km² and includes the towns of Coolgardie, Kambalda, Widgiemooltha and the Aboriginal community of Kurrawang.

Over 3,600 people live in the Shire and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle complemented by a stunning natural environment.  

Celebrated for the gold and nickel discoveries in Coolgardie and Kambalda, the Shire continues to thrive with a multitude of mining and processing companies operating in the area. The Shire is the largest producer of minerals in the region with gold and nickel mining operations supporting globally significant regional exports.

Rich in gold-rush era history, the towns feature some of the grandest historical buildings. Unique natural assets and museum collections offer extraordinary tourism experiences. 

The Shire of Coolgardie provides excellent amenities, community activities and events throughout the year providing a comfortable lifestyle with plenty to see and do.

Boasting over 35 sporting and community groups, there are a range of opportunities for people to connect. Quality recreational facilities bring the community together with activities available for everyone.

Whether you are looking for employment, lifestyle or business opportunities, the Shire of Coolgardie is the place to be.

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