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City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 33,763 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.353261/km2 (0.914943/sq mi)
Established 1989
Area 95,575.1 km2 (36,901.8 sq mi)
Mayor Ron Yuryevich
Council seat Kalgoorlie
Region Goldfields-Esperance
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie, Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
LGAs around City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder:
Menzies Menzies Outback Areas (SA)
Coolgardie City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Outback Areas (SA)
Coolgardie Dundas Outback Areas (SA)

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, about 550 kilometres (342 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The City covers an area of 95,575 square kilometres (36,902 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Kalgoorlie; all but 244 of the city's population live either in Kalgoorlie or in Boulder. In terms of area, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest city in Australia, and the third-largest city in the world, with a total area of 95,575 km2.


In the years immediately after discovery of gold in the region, a variety of local government entities sprang up around the often-temporary settlements on the Kalgoorlie goldfields. Only three persisted beyond the early 20th century:

  • Boulder Municipal Council (1897–1961) – later Town of Boulder (1961–1969)
  • Kalgoorlie Roads Board (1896–1961) – later Shire of Kalgoorlie (1961–1969)
  • Kalgoorlie Municipal Council (1895–1961) – later Town of Kalgoorlie (1961–1989)
  • Shire of Boulder (1969–1989)

The others were:

  • Broad Arrow Municipal Council (1897–1903)
  • Broad Arrow Roads Board (1899–1922)
  • Broad Arrow-Paddington Municipal Council (1903–1910)
  • Bulong Municipal Council (1896–1909)
  • Bulong Roads Board (1899–1911)
  • East Coolgardie Roads Board (1895–1897)
  • Kanowna Municipal Council (1896–1917)
  • North East Coolgardie Roads Board (1896–1922)
  • Paddington Municipal Council (1901–1903)

Major Roads in the region

Origins of the City

Key dates

  • 1 July 1961 – Boulder and Kalgoorlie municipalities became towns, and Kalgoorlie Roads Board became a shire, following changes to the Local Government Act
  • 1 July 1969 – Town of Boulder was amalgamated into the Shire of Kalgoorlie, which was renamed Shire of Boulder.
  • 1 February 1989 – The Shire of Boulder and Town of Kalgoorlie amalgamated to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.[2]


The City is not divided into wards and the twelve councillors sit at large. The mayor is elected by popular vote.




  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

External links

  • Official website

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