Shire of Goomalling

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REDIMED Mobile Skin Clinic is coming to Goomalling!

Skin Cancer Checks will be available on Thursday 2nd March 2017. Appointments can be booked through the Goomalling CRC or by emailing

Appointments are 100% bulk billed for all valid Medicare and DVA card holders. 

For further information contact Rachael Chu on 9230 0900

Ross River Virus Warning

The WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt Public Health Unit is urging all residents and visitors in the Wheatbelt to take extra care to avoid mosquito bites following an increase in the number of Ross River virus (RRV) infections in the region.

WACHS Wheatbelt public health physician Naru Pal said a total of 37 cases were notified so far this year compared to 31 cases at the same time last year.

“The illnesses caused by Ross River viruses include painful joints, aching muscles, lethargy, fever, headache and skin rashes, and symptoms may last from weeks to months,” Dr Pal said.

“People experiencing such symptoms should seek medical attention from their GP or their local hospital”.

“There are no specific cures or vaccines for this mosquito-borne disease so it is very important that people take care to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes”.

The Department of Health’s “Fight the Bite” campaign encourages individuals to protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes by adopting the following simple measures:

  • avoid outdoor exposure particularly around dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active
  • wear protective (long, loose-fitting, light coloured) clothing when outdoors
  • apply a personal repellent containing diethyl toluamide (DEET) or picaridin to exposed skin
  • empty or cover any standing water around the home or holiday accommodation to reduce mosquito breeding
  • ensure insect screens are installed and remain in good condition
  • use mosquito nets or mosquito-proof tents when camping or sleeping outdoors
  • ensure infants and children are adequately protected against mosquito bites, preferably with suitable clothing, bed nets or other forms of insect screening.

For more information on ‘Fight the Bite’ and how to prevent mosquito bites visit or contact the Wheatbelt Public Health Unit on 9622 4320.

Quarterly Newsletter is out now - December

Read the Summer 2016 edition of the Goomalling Shire Newsletter including topics such as: 

  • Gym class hours and fees
  • Community Development update including water coolers, oval reticulation project and more
  • Council awarded Children's Environment and Health Local Government Health Card
  • Council received $32,000 for pool upgrades
  • Vintage car write up
  • The war on Cactus
  • and much more..

Are you currently receiving a paper copy but wish to contribute to saving paper and ratepayers' money? Or you're not receiving one but are interested in what's happening in Goomalling, then subscribe to receive our quarterly newsletter via email.


Saturday 26 October 2016, a fire ignited in the native bush land north east of town near Kunzia Way and Salmon Gum Way initial response to 000 call at 11.45pm, outside temperature approximately 35 degrees. Damage report indicates 225 hectares of bushland and agricultural land was destroyed, 2/3 was unharvested crop. The fire was a result of a vehicle being burnt in the said bushland which quickly spread out of control.

Council would like to express its gratitude to the men and women who gave up there time on Saturday to fight the fire that threatened homes and bush land no more than 2kms from Goomalling town site.

It was devastating to learn the destruction that spread from a burning vehicle, but it was also a moment of immense pride, in the people of our community and those around us who humbly pledged themselves to protect our homes.

At peak sixteen (16) bush fire service appliances from five (5) shires including Goomalling, with air support and observation including six (6) winged aeroplanes’ and one (1) helicopter, numerous farm support and private water carters, private and shire machinery formed the defence and recovery artillery. Dowerin Railway line was closed for three (3) hours.

Western power inspected the power in the area. No houses were damaged.

Burnt faces, covered in ash and complete exhaustion was evidence of its brutality and while we all lay asleep volunteers were out there, making sure the fire wouldn't reignite.

THANK YOU Goomalling VFRS, Konnongorring and Jennacubbine brigades and our local members of the community who contributed to the recovery effort.

Thank you to the surrounding communities/brigades that came to our aid:

Northam VFRS | Northam FCO | Irishtown | Clackline | Grass Valley | Meckering | Toodyay | Toodyay Central | Toodyay VFRS | Dowerin | Minnivale

This is a timely reminder to be BUSHFIRE READY and have up to date fire fighting equipment on hand. In addition farmers/utility owners need to ensure they obtain a VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION STICKER which identifies you as a permitted emergency response vehicle to outside authorities.

Goomalling Swimming Pool is OPEN!

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 

6.30am - 7.30am (Lap swimming only)

1.30pm - 6.00pm

6.00pm - 6.30pm (Lap swimming only)


1.30pm - 6.00pm

Fire Response Vehicle Identifier Stickers  

To assist authorities identify vehicles which can assist DFES in bushfire response, DFES and the Shire encourages owners of such vehicles or machinery to apply for a Fire Response Vehicle Identifier windscreen sticker. The stickers are designed to enable passage of approved vehicles through the vehicle control points (road blocks) where approved by the Incident Controller. Appliances or machinery without a Vehicle Identifier sticker may be delayed or prevented from assisting in the response.

Stickers are issued under a number of conditions including:

  • the Fire Response Vehicle Identifier is for the purpose of fire response;
  • when the vehicle is no longer used as a fire response vehicle (e.g. when sold) the identifier will be removed;
  • compliance with the Road Traffic Act 1974;
  • identifier can be revoked by an Incident Controller or authorised person at any time;
  • appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing will be worn at all times;
  • the driver will ensure that the vehicle’s presence at an incident is recorded on  both arrival and departure;
  • Read and understood the “Operating Private Equipment at Bushfires” publication and will make drivers of the vehicle familiar with this document.

Stickers for the period ending 30 September 2018 are now available. Application forms are available from the Shire Administration Centre or downloadable here.

Multiple stickers may be issued to persons with multiple suitable vehicles/equipment – one application form per vehicle is required.

Stickers will be mailed to applicant following vetting of the application by the Shire.

Should you have any questions please contact the Shire on 9629 1101.

Restricted Burning Period Commences Monday 19th September 2016

Burning Permits are available from the Shire Office or your local Bush Fire Control Officer. Please note the conditions to which the permit is subject have been amended - the following conditions have been added:

-5m wide firebreaks are required around cereal dumps, no closer than 10m and no further than 20m from dump.

-Cereal dumps are only to be lit between 6.00am on Monday and 6.00pm on Thursdays.

-Paddocks to be appropriately secured before burning.

The Goomalling Bush Fire Brigade is run by local volunteers. New volunteers are welcome - contact Rob Koch (email or mobile 0458 042 104) for details.

BMX Track Update - Project Complete!


The beautiful rainfall has created flourishing fields but had delayed the BMX track construction on a number of occasions; but after much anticipation stage one and two is finally complete.

The BMX track pocket park has been designed as an unstructured recreation space for our young people to participate in “healthy” risks; the track has been designed for people of all ages and abilities.

The initiative was support by Melissa Price Federal MP for Durack and partly funded by the Australian Government under the Stronger Communities Programme.

Cuppa with a Councillor

Councillors will be available for an informal chat at the Goomalling Community Resource Centre (CRC). Please come in for a cuppa to discuss any matter – questions, suggestions, issues or concerns.

Please contact the Shire of Goomalling for upcoming dates.

Bi-monthly Public Forums

Public forums will be held at the Goomaling Sport & Community Club between 6pm-8pm after every second Council Meeting for residents, ratepayers and Councillors to exchanges ideas and issues that impact the community. Please contact the Shire of Goomalling for upcoming Public Forum information. 

Permits required for vehicles over 19m long, traversing on our local roads

Even if you hold a Main Roads WA permit you are still required to obtain a permit from Council to traverse on local roads.

To renew your permit or apply for a new permit, please apply in writing advising of all Prime Mover and Trailer Registrations, along with $11.00 per configuration. Permits are valid for one year from the date of the application.

Shire of Goomalling
Clem Kerp, Chief Executive Officer

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

Ph: (08) 9629 1101  |  Fax: (08) 9629 1017

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  • Events and opportunities for farmers

    Several interesting workshops are coming up during the months of July and August, on topics including sheep management, lamb survival, deep ripping machinery, soil management and more. Read on for dates, locations and info.

  • Avongro trials nitrogen-fixing bacteria in saline land agroforestry

    Avongro Inc is trialing the effect on native timber crops on saline land, when pre-treated with Frankia, a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that lives in symbiosis with some plants letting them grow in soils that are saline, low in nutrients, have extreme pH or even heavy metal pollution.

  • Council adopts Age Friendly Community Plan

    The Shire of Goomalling's Age Friendly Community Plan (AFCP) has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 15 June 2016. Our AFCP was funded by Department of Local Government and Communities Age-Friendly Community Local Government Grant Program.