Shire of Goomalling

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Position vacant - Town Gardener/Labourer

The Shire of Goomalling is seeking applications for the position of Town Gardener/Labourer. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintenance of parks/gardens, town streets and footpaths in Goomalling and other duties as required.

Conditions of employment will be as provided by the Local Government Industry Award 2010 with a salary range starting at $49,400, negotiable dependent upon experience, with a 9 day (76hr) fortnight being applicable.

Housing will be available at a subsidised rental.

The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Works Manager/Parks Coordinator and will join an enthusiastic and committed works team.

A Position Description and relevant forms can be obtained by contacting Chloe Watson or Karen Mannaerts on 9629 1101 or email

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

Applications should consist of a covering letter, CV, supplied pre-employment form and statement of not more than 5 pages addressing the selection criteria. All applications are to be marked Private and Confidential and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer.

All applications must be received via email to or post to the Shire of Goomalling, PO Box 118 GOOMALLING WA 6460 by 4.00pm Wednesday 31st July 2019.

Notice of intention to Levy Differential Rates

In accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Goomalling hereby gives notice of its intention to impose differential rates on rateable property in the Shire of Goomalling in the 2019/2020 financial year.

Details of the proposed Rate in the Dollar and Minimum Rates for each rating category are as follows:

Category of Property

Cents in $

Minimum Payment $

Gross Rental Valuation Rating Categories

GRV Residential



GRV Commercial



GRV Industrial



GRV Urban Farmland



Unimproved Rating Categories

UV Rural Zone 2



UV Special Rural



UV General Zone 3 Farming




A statement of the Objects and Reasons for the proposed rates and minimum payments is available for inspection here, and at the Shire Administration Building, 32 Quinlan Street, Goomalling during normal business hours.

The Shire invites submissions in relation to the proposed differential rates and minimum payments which are to be addressed to the:

Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Goomalling
PO Box 118

Or by email to: to be received by Friday 26th July 2018 at 10.00am.

Once Council has considered the submissions, the Differential Rates, Minimum Payments and the 2019/20 Budget (with or without modification) will be adopted by Council. All statutory entitlements in relation to rates for pensioner and other concession holders will apply.

We are now in the Unrestricted Burning Period.

The Restricted Burning Period will recommence on 19 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.

Council Newsletter - winter edition

The winter/June edition of our quarterly newsletter is now available, encompassing a variety of topics such as:

  • rental and lease opportunities
  • local standpipes
  • rubbish tip opening times
  • annual rubbish collection
  • 2019 local government elections
  • community strategic plan update
  • debt management challenges
  • summary of recent works
  • Youth Zone
  • National Reconciliation Week
  • CCTV and security lighting project
  • Volunteering Award & Farmer of the Year Awards

Our Council newsletter comes out in March, June, September and December each year and all issues are available here on our website, but you may also wish to subscribe to receive either our newsletter either in digital format directly to your inbox or in paper version by postal delivery (if you are a resident or ratepayer). Please email your request to

Agricultural Pilot Requirements

Seeding is well underway in our regions and large agricultural machinery are being moved on our roads.

The Agricultural Pilot Requirements flow chart was created by Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Services as a response to queries regarding the use of licensed pilots, agricultural pilots and traffic escort wardens.

It outlines the pilot requirements dependent on the vehicle type in a clear and concise manner.

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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Rental Tender - 3 bedroom units for 55+ years

Applications are invited from eligible personal aged 55+, expressing interest for the rental of Unit 4 / 36-38 Wollyam Street, Koomal Village, Goomalling.

Koomal Village consists of four newly built 3 bedroom - 2 bathroom units. Rental is $300 p/week, which includes general gardening and maintenance. Copy of Tenancy Agreement is available for perusal.

For more information or to apply for a unit please contact Property Management Officer Jo Bywaters at the Shire Office during office hours or per email

Koomal Village Rental

Enrolling to vote in 2019 Local Government Elections

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.

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Goomalling Food Collection Points

Did you know that people in Goomalling are struggling to feed their families due to escalating food prices, and a lack of transportation to access affordable food?

Shire of Goomalling will be collecting donations for distribution within the community for families in need.

Suggested food items: cruskits, rice cakes, noodles, pasta, rice, long life milk, powdered milk, tea & coffee, tinned vegetables, tinned fish, tinned fruit, baked beans, tinned spaghetti, breakfast cereal, tinned soup, biscuits, etc.

Collection points:

  • Shire of Goomalling, 32 Quinlan Street
  • WA Country Chemist, 37 Railway Terrace

For more information or if you need urgent access to food please contact Tahnee Bird, Community Development Officer, Shire of Goomalling on (08) 9629 1101.

Let's help those in need!

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
Peter Bentley, Chief Executive Officer

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.

  • Wendy Williams receives WA Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award

    Wendy Williams was one of the worthy recipients of this year’s WA Volunteer of the Year Awards winning the category “Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering”. The Shire of Goomalling congratulate Wendy on this prestigious and well deserved accolade and thank her for her contributions through volunteering and for her commitment to our community, our region and beyond.

  • Calling for Public Comment - Goomalling Community Strategic Plan 2018 DRAFT

    The Shire of Goomalling is calling for public comment on the Draft Goomalling Strategic Community Plan 2018.

  • Standpipes within Shire of Goomalling closed to public from July 2019

    As a result of changes imposed by the Water Corporation, 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.