Shire of Goomalling

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Mandatory Contact Registers in WA from 5 December

The State Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5 December 2020 in the fight against COVID-19 and its possible spread. The WA Government has developed a free, safe and secure app called SafeWA that uses QR codes to register attendance. It's quick, convenient, easy to use and contactless.

For Businesses

Who needs to maintain a contact register?

  • food and licensed venues (restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, taverns, nightclubs)
  • gyms, indoor sporting centres and pools
  • places of worship, and funeral parlours
  • beauty and personal care services including hairdressers and barbers
  • galleries and museums
  • cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues
  • auction houses and real estate inspections
  • community facilities, libraries and halls
  • zoos and amusement parks
  • function centres
  • accommodation facilities that already have check-in arrangements in place (for example, hostels, hotels, large camp grounds).

Details required are location, date, name, telephone number and arrival time.  Email addresses are optional.

You must keep contact details for 28 days and store the information confidentially and securely.

As a business, you will have the right to deny entry to anyone who refuses to provide their contact.

For Individuals

From 5 December 2020, you must register your contact details when visiting venues such as those listed opposite.   

The details you will be required to provide include your name, contact number, date and arrival time.  

Businesses have the right to deny entry if you refuse to provide valid contact information.   You don’t have to use the SafeWA app but if you don’t, then you will need to provide your details on a paper version of the contact register.

Your contact information is only accessible to authorised WA Health personnel and will not be provided to any other Government entity or third party marketing agency.  It is not available to the business premises that you are visiting either.

If you are visiting a venue as a family, all individuals aged 16 years and over in your group will need to register their contact details either via the SafeWA app or manually on the contact register at the premises.   Adults that accompany children under 16 are encouraged to register those children’s details as well however, any child in your group (under 16 years) is not required to register their details.

Shire Facilities

The Shire facilities affected are as follow:

  • Goomalling Tennis Pavilion
  • Goomalling Town Hall
  • Goomalling Memorial Pool
  • Goomalling Library/Community Resource Centre
  • Goomalling Gymnasium 

If patrons are found not to be registering their details by either the SafeWA app or on the contact tracing sheets at unmanned facilities such as the Gym, we may consider shutting those facilities down to comply with the State Government’s requirements of us as a business.

For support, call 13COVID (13 26843).

Employment Opportunity - Customer Service & Administration Officer/Trainee

The Shire of Goomalling is seeking an enthusiastic and analytical front counter officer whose primary role is delivering Department of Transport licensing services, customer service and other administrative functions of the Council.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with an eagerness to learn and

  • Sound communication skills;
  • Basic experience with MS Office programs;
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

This is a full-time position which can be filled by either a trainee working towards Certificate in Business OR a person who already has relevant experience or qualifications.   The remuneration package will be as per the Local Government Officers (WA) Interim Award 2011 and will be discussed during the interview process.  

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Medical Assessment including Drug and Alcohol testing prior to commencement of employment.  Department of Transport licensing training will be provided and a 6 month probation period is applicable.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Deputy CEO, Natalie Bird, on (08) 9629 1101 for further information about the position.  

For your application to be considered it must be received by 4.00pm Tuesday 15th December 2020 and should consist of:

  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed in the Position Description
  • completed application form,
  • and your resume, which is to include 3 personal and business referees. 

A Position Description and Application Form can be obtained by contacting Karen Mannaerts on 9629 1101, or email

Applications are to be addressed to Peter Bentley CEO, marked Private & Confidential, and can be delivered:

  • in person at our office,
  • via email to
  • or post to:  Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Goomalling, PO Box 118, Goomalling WA 6460

Prohibited Burning Period

The Shire of Goomalling has entered the Prohibited Burning Period on Sunday 1 November 2020. 

No burning is permitted during this period, including burning of garden refuse, camping or cooking fires.

Fire Breaks need to be in place

All properties are required to comply with the Shire of Goomalling Fire Break Order by 31 October each year.  This order was sent out with all rates notices and outlines the details relating to fire break standards and requirements.

Fire break inspections will be carried out throughout the fire season to ensure fire breaks are maintained until 31 March 2021.

Annual General Meeting of Electors 

The AGM of Electors for the 2018/19 financial year, which was originally scheduled for 6 April 2020, was postponed under the COVID-19 restrictions.  The Ministerial Order issued on 4 November means that electors’ general meeting can and must now take place within 56 days, in a COVID safe environment.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Electors of the Shire of Goomalling will be held in the Goomalling Sport & Community Centre, 47 Quinlan Street, on Tuesday 15 December 2020 commencing at 7:00pm.


  1. Receiving of the Annual Report incorporating:
  2. Receiving the 2018/2019 Annual Financial Statements
  3. Confirmation of Minutes of previous Meeting - Monday 4 June 2019.
  4. President’s Welcome and Submissions of Apologies
    1. President’s Report
    2. Annual Financial Report
    3. Chief Executive Officer’s Report
    4. Auditor’s Report
  5. Dealing with any Business.

Copies of the 2018/2019 Annual Financial Statements are available in the Annual Reports section.

The audit of the 2019/20 financial year is currently still in progress.  The Annual Report for the 2019/20 period will be finalised upon completion of the audit and the 2020 Electors Meeting will follow soon after.

Shire of Goomalling

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

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

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