Shire of Goomalling

Emergency Services

000

Ring Triple Zero for fire, ambulance and urgent police attendance.

Robert Koch is the Community Emergency Services Manager for the Shires of Goomalling and Toodyay. Please contact Robert (email cesm@toodyay.wa.gov.au or mobile 0458 042 104) for information about preventing and/or preparing for emergencies, and what to do during and after emergencies.

Emergency Services
AMBULANCE - 000 St John Ambulance Sub Centre, Forrest St, Goomalling WA 6460. Run by local volunteers, the Goomalling St John Ambulance Service has two ambulances and is available 24 hours a day. New volunteers welcome!
POLICE - 000
000 is for urgent and emergency calls only, otherwise call 9629 1200
Sergeant Richard Edwardes (OIC), Goomalling Police Station, 14 Quinlan St, Goomalling WA 6460, phone 08 9629 1200, fax 08 9629 1396, email goomalling.police.station@police.wa.gov.au.

When Goomalling police are away from the station, not working or after hours your call will be diverted to the Wheatbelt Police Operations Centre and be answered immediately.

The Goomalling Police Station or the Shire office (9629 1101) can be contacted for information about Goomalling Neighbourhood Watch and Rural Watch.

Wheatbelt Police Operations Centre (24 hrs) - Northam Police Complex, Gairdner St, Northam WA 6401, phone 08 9622 4260, fax 08 9622 3501

Police Operations Centre - phone 131 444

FIRE - 000

 

The Restricted Burning Period has now ended. The RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD commenced on 15 February and was extended up to, and including 26th April 2017.

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 of every week up to Easter 2017.
  • Paddocks to be appropriately secured before burning.

See the Shire of Goomalling Fire Information for details about:

  • restricted burning periods (19 Sep - 31 Oct plus 15 Feb - 26th April) and permits
  • prohibited burning period (1 Nov - 14 Feb)
  • total fire bans
  • harvest, vehicle and hot work bans
  • burning road verges
  • keeping your property safer
  • property inspections
  • fire break order for townsite land and rural residential and rural land
  • fire break variations -- For alternative firebreaks, complete and send this template letter to Council.  
  • penalties
  • kilns and incinerators
  • campfires and cooking fires
  • burning garden refuse and
  • Goomalling's fire control officers.

The Goomalling Bush Fire Brigade (PO Box 45, 12 Quinlan Street, Goomalling WA 6460) is run by local volunteers. New volunteers are welcome - contact Rob Koch (email cesm@toodyay.wa.gov.au or mobile 0458 042 104) for details.

Radio communication is via channel 29 on VHF sets.

Bushfire Preparedness

Protect your love ones and property. Read DEFS information on how to prepare for bushfires.

SMS emergency warnings If you'd like to add your mobile number to the Shire of Goomalling's emergency warning SMS list (in case of emergencies like fires or storms - when your landline might not work), please contact us. (Everyone who is currently registered for Harvest Ban notifications will also receive emergency warnings)
HOSPITAL - 000 The Goomalling Hospital has a 24 hour accident and emergency service. PO Box 107, Forrest St, Goomalling WA 6460, phone: 08 9629 0100.
SES - 132 500 The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer division of the Department for Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). SES volunteers play a vital role in responding to natural disasters and emergencies on behalf of the community. For details, see http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/contactus/Pages/whentocalltheses. To volunteer, please contact Shire of Goomalling CEO Clem Kerp on goshire@goomalling.wa.gov.au or 9629 1101.
DOCTOR - 9629 1166

Goomalling Medical Surgery, 51 Railway Terrace (PO Box 94), Goomalling WA 6460, phone 08 9629 1166.

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.