Living in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Living in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Living in Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an exciting prospect. With a population of over 30,000 people, the City is a dynamic and sophisticated regional centre. There are always things to do and see and the City offers one of the best lifestyles available for you and your family. As one of the largest and most diverse regions in Western Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a great place to call home.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s thriving days of glory began in 1893 when Irish prospectors Paddy Hannan, Tom Flanagan and Daniel Shea were travelling and forced to stop when one of their horses cast a shoe. During their halt in the journey, the men found 100 ounces of alluvial nuggets that led to one of Australia’s greatest gold rushes ever witnessed.

With a population of more than 30,000, there is an abundance of things to see and do for you and your family. With many first-class amenities, activities and community events all-year round, Kalgoorlie-Boulder offers a unique destination to live. Whether you want to be close to nature, experience a tree change, explore unique landscapes or simply live in a friendly community, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the place for you. 

The City has compiled a list of websites (located in the Quick Links panel), to help you get settled in. 

Kalgoorlie CBD Transformation

In April 2018, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder embarked on an exciting journey of transformation - partnering with community and key stakeholders to shape the future of the Kal City Centre. While the promise of a new beginning has been long in the wings, significant public and private investment is now on the table, presenting a golden opportunity to return our city's main streets to a thriving heart of economic, cultural and physical activity. 

To keep up-to-date with the exciting news and progress, follow Kal City Centre on Facebook, or visit the website

Visiting Kalgoorlie-Boulder

For more information on what there is to see and do, visit here.