Shire of Goomalling

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Employment Opportunity - Administration Officer

The Shire of Goomalling is seeking to employ an Administration Officer whose primary role is delivering customer service, data entry and other administrative functions of the Council.

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

 Sound communication skills;

  • Experience with MS Office programs;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Have some Local Government Experience (preferred, not essential);
  • Some knowledge of account package Synergy Soft (IT Vision, preferred, not essential).

The remuneration package in accordance with 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 and a 6-month probation period is applicable.

 Applicants are encouraged to contact Deputy Chief Executive Officer, 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 2nd February 2021 and should consist of:

  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed in the position description;
  • completed application form; and
  • résumé (including three (3) referees). 

The position description and application form can be obtained by contacting Tahnee Bird on (08) 9629 1101, or email

Applications are to marked PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL, be addressed to Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer and deliver through one of the following methods:

  • in person to: 32 Quinlan Street, Goomalling
  • via email to:
  • or post to: Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Goomalling, PO Box 118. Goomalling WA 6460

Employment Opportunity - Building Maintenance Officer

The Shire of Goomalling is seeking applications to fill the position of Building Maintenance Officer.  The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Works Manager and the Property Officer and will be responsible for carrying out construction, repairs and maintenance work on Council’s buildings, assets and equipment, in accordance with the construction and maintenance program.

This will be a permanent full time position and conditions of employment will be as provided by the Municipal Employees (Western Australia) Interim Award 2011 with salary negotiable dependent upon experience.  Housing may be available at a subsidised rental.

The successful applicant will have to undergo a Medical Assessment including Drug and Alcohol testing prior to commencement of employment.  A 6-month probation period is applicable.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Works Manager, David Long, on 0436 813 959, for further information about the position.

For your application to be considered it must be received by 4.00pm on Friday 29th January 2021 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 the Shire office 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.  This runs through to 14 February 2021, subject to weather conditions.

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.

Total Fire Bans

A Total Fire Ban may be declared by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) when severe weather conditions or widespread fires are seriously stretching resources within the region or across the state.

When a Total Fire Ban is declared it is illegal to do anything that may start a fire.  However, harvesting and normal farming practices are exempt during a Total Fire ban.

Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Bans

The Shire of Goomalling will determine the need for a harvest, vehicle movement or hot works ban and advertise the ban on ABC Radio, RadioWest and via the Shire’s mobile phone SMS service.

There is an automatic ban on all harvesting, vehicle movement and hot works on all public holidays including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Australia Day.

Shire of Goomalling

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

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

Latest News

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  • Council adopted Bike Plan for 2020-2030

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    Each of the seven shires along the Pioneers' Pathway have identified a site of local historical significance that tells a local "story". Funding has been received for new branded signage and interpretation depicting these stories along the Pioneers' Pathway self drive trail.