Shire of Goomalling

Community Development

The Goomalling community has a rich history of working together to give Goomalling a great range of facilities, activities and events. This website lists many of the sporting, cultural, recreation, education and health groups and services currently available here. The Shire of Goomalling supports the local community in continuing to make Goomalling a great place to live and work. CDOs' roles cover art and culture, employment, health, sport and recreation, youth, business and sustainability and some of their duties include:

  • accessing competitive funding for infrastructure and programs
  • organising community events
  • enhancing community facilities
  • asking residents what they want and what the Shire can try to improve for them
  • letting our community know about opportunities (including grants, events and training)
  • increasing community participation
  • increasing our community’s skills, knowledge and opportunities
  • providing referrals to other organisations
  • engaging local leaders and communities
  • forming and strengthening partnerships between agencies

Tahnee Bird
Community Development Officer, 9629 1101, 0400 495 173.


Got a great idea and need some money to help make it happen? Perhaps a grant could help. Try the websites and specific opportunities below, and if your idea has a benefit for the Goomalling community, contact the Community Development Officer at the Shire of Goomalling on 9629 1101 or

Grant websites and contacts

Examples of grants available

Title Funded by Description
Grants for Women Dept of Local Govt and Communities Funding of up to $5,000 is available for community organisations to develop projects that encourage women's economic independence and/or encourage women’s leadership.
Youth Activities Grant Dept of Local Govt and Communities ​Grants of up to $5,000 are available for community organisations and local governments to develop projects that encourage young people (aged between 12 and 25 years) to get involved in innovative and challenging community projects and activities. 
Big Ideas Grants LotteryWest Big ideas grants can help organisations transform our communities and benefit future generations. They can be the catalyst for important change, create enduring community assets and support large scale projects.
Community Events Grants LotteryWest Community events grants can help communities stage festivals, fairs, awareness days and other occasions to celebrate and share who they are and what they value.
ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal Grants to help rural communities tackle the issues concerning young people across rural, regional and remote Australia.