Shire of Goomalling

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We are now in the Prohibited Burning Period

The Prohibited Burning Period runs from 1 November 2019 to 14 February 2020 (subject to change).

No burning is allowed for any reason during this period. This includes the burning of garden refuse and open cooking or camp fires.

Firebreaks were to be in place by 31 October and are to be maintained through to 31 March 2020. Vegetation is to be kept below 75mm in height and all flammable material to be removed. More information in the Emergency Services section.

Office Closures

Friday 13 December 2019

The Shire Administration Office will be closing at 3.00pm for our quarterly staff meeting.

Christmas - New Years period

Administration Office will close at 12noon on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and re-opening at 8.30am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Council Newsletter - Summer edition 

The Summer edition of our quarterly newsletter is out, keeping you in the loop with what is happening at Council level and in our Community.

Read it right here, or subscribe to receive it - digitally or by mail - by emailing your address to 

Road Works Notification

Stage 2 of the roads works on Goomalling-Meckering Road will commence on Monday 9 December.

Council realises that the timing of works is not ideal, however due to contractors work scheduling constraints, works must proceed at this time of year.

Traffic management and traffic lights will be in place while works are being carried out but all attempts will be made to have traffic reduced to one trafficable lane with delays kept to a minimum.

For enquiries contact Works Manager Dave Long 0436 813 959.

Road works notification Goomalling-Meckering Road

Managing dry conditions Support services

Services are available to support farmers in dealing with the increasingly dry conditions in Western Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has provided this pamphlet listing a number of useful services they can access for:

  • Financial support
  • Support with water supplies
  • Wellbeing support

DPIRD - Managing Dry Conditions

DPIRD - Managing Dry Conditions

Standpipes within Shire of Goomalling closed to public from July 2019

Water is a valuable resource and regulated charges are set by the State Government based on its use.

From the 1 July 2019 the Water Corporation will implement a new charging system for Local Government owned fixed standpipes.  The new charges will be prohibitive for Council to continue to supply potable water to residents through this system. 

The new pricing structure is linked to the size of the standpipe meter, as this determines the flow rate.  Sale of water from a standpipe with an outlet diameter of greater than 25mm (high flow) will incur a service charge of up to many thousands of dollars and a base rate of more than $8/KL, which is not feasible for Council to charge out to its ratepayers.  

As a result of these changes the Council has resolved for all 6 standpipes within the Shire of Goomalling to be closed to the public. Therefore they will be locked and only be accessible for Council usage and for firefighting purposes.

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Shire of Goomalling

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

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

Latest News

To find out what is currently happening in the Shire of Goomalling, check out the latest news feed.

  • Rare Orchids illegally harvested from Konnongorring Reserve

    We are very disappointed to report that entire patches of the remarkable and rare Blood Spider Orchids have been dug up in the Konnongorring area. Sadly, it was not one plant but all of the orchids in the vicinity that were stolen without consideration of the consequence that we may never see these orchids again!

  • Youth Zone suspended

    Recently, there have been a number of incidents including vandalism of the town hall and verbal abuse of Council staff running the youth activities. The incidents have escalated to a point where Council is now concerned for the safety and welfare of our staff. Therefore, it is with regret that we announce the suspension of youth zone services indefinitely.

  • Rebates of up to $25,000 available for Livestock Farmers

    National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, offers rebates for purchase and installation of on-farm stock water infrastructure. Water infrastructure purchased and installed after 30 June 2018 is eligible and can be claimed retrospectively.