Shire of Goomalling

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Goomalling townsite verge pick-up

The annual rubbish collection carried out by the Shire will take a slightly different format this year. There will be two pick up days, two weeks apart. The first collection day will be held on Tuesday 20th August and will be for green waste only. A second collection will take place on Tuesday 3rd September for general waste, including white goods, furniture, e-waste, metal etc. 

Please refer to the guide below for more detailed specifications.

Shire of Goomalling Verge Pick-up

Other guidelines

  • Only rubbish on the verge will be collected. Our staff will not be entering your property.
  • Place your waste neatly on your own verge prior to the collection date.
  • Keep an eye on your waste pile as it is your responsibility throughout the collection.
  • Please have your waste on the verge by 7am the day of collection.
  • Please do not put your waste out longer than 3 days prior to rubbish collection dates.
  • Any waste that is too good for landfill will be given to the Goomalling Tip Shop for repurposing. Please leave these in a separate pile.

2019 Local Government Elections

Enrolling to vote

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the upcoming in-person Local Government elections on 19 October 2019 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the Shire of Goomalling.

Enrolment claim forms can be obtained from the Shire Office or Australian Electoral Commission Offices and should be lodged with Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer by 4.00pm on Friday 30 August 2019. If you registered for the 2017 elections or since that time you do not need to register.

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor?

2019 is the expiry of the elected term of 4 of our current Councillors, so if you want to make a difference in Goomalling and have a say in local decision-making, consider standing for election.

Councillors play an important community leadership role, create policies and resolve decisions that the Council makes about what happens locally. Learn more about Council's role within a Local government, what is involved in being a Councillor and how to nominate as a candidate.

Nominations open on 5 September and close at 4.00pm on 12 September 2019.  If the number of candidates is equal to the number of vacancies, the candidates are elected unopposed. If there are more candidates than vacancies, the election will proceed on Saturday 19 October 2019.

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Request For Tender - Swimming Pool Management Services

The Shire of Goomalling invites suitably skilled, qualified, and experienced contractors or individuals to submit tenders with supporting documentation for the provision of management services for the Goomalling Swimming Pool for a period of three years.

The Goomalling Pool Complex consists of a 33 metre swimming pool, toddlers pool and associated amenities. The swimming pool is widely used by the local swimming club, schools, community groups, sporting clubs, and local residents.

Also located within the Swimming Pool Complex is an Entry/Kiosk building with change rooms and amenities, plant / filtration and chlorination treatment facility and chemical storage facility.

Copies of the tender documents are available by contacting Peter Bentley at the Shire of Goomalling on 9629 1101.  The tender closes 4.00pm Monday 2nd September 2019.

Amended opening hours Rubbish Tip 

Due to the earliness of dusk and darkness this time of year it has been decided to amend the opening hours of the Goomalling Refuse Disposal Facility (rubbish tip), effective immediately, to be as follows:

Wednesdays:  8.00am – 1.00pm (unchanged)

Fridays:  12.30pm – 5.30pm (brought forward by 30 minutes)

Sundays:  10.00am – 5.00pm (unchanged)

As this is only a minor adjustment we trust this should not cause too much inconvenience or affect operations in any major way.

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

National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate is the updated rebate scheme (formerly Farm Water Rebate Scheme) provided in Western Australia by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, and 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.

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Farmer Bushfire Response Vehicle Identifier Stickers  

Farm firefighting units form an important part of the Shire’s overall bushfire response. To assist authorities identify vehicles which can assist DFES in bushfire response, DFES and the Shire encourage owners of such vehicles or machinery to apply for a Fire Response Vehicle Identifier windscreen sticker. During bushfire events the Shire works with Police and Main Roads to manage or restrict traffic into affected areas. The presence of a Vehicle Identifier Sticker will help in quickly identifying vehicles and machinery which may be permitted on the fire ground. Eligible vehicles include farm firefighting appliances, bulk water trucks and earth moving machinery.

Application forms are available from the Shire Administration office or are downloadable here. Multiple stickers may be issued to persons with multiple suitable vehicles/equipment – one application form per vehicle is required. Owners must have read and understood the “Operating Private Equipment at Bushfires” publication and will make drivers of the vehicle familiar with this document. 

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.