Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, 16–18 November 2021 2021

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City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder was formed in 1989 after it was decided that the two separate Shires were to amalgamate. It is located in the heart of the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia approximately 600 kilometers northeast of Perth. As the heart of the Goldfields, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the strategic link between the east-west and north-south infrastructure corridors. The Great Western Woodlands surround the City, which is considered the largest intact temperate woodland remaining in the world.

Traditionally known for its mining industry and rich gold and nickel mineral deposits, Kalgoorlie is the second largest resource producing region in WA and one of the most significant in the world. Kalgoorlie-Boulder is also expected to play a significant future role in the State’s battery mineral extraction and refinery industry. A major contributor to both the West Australian and Australian economies, Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Gross Regional Product was estimated at $3.36 billion in 2017-18.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is renowned for its beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture and character buildings. The City has a unique heritage, stemming from the gold rush of the 1890s, which generated a population boom for the fledgling state of Western Australia. Kalgoorlie-Boulder played an instrumental part in the federation of Australia and is home to the richest square mile of gold in the world.

The City includes the suburbs of Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Hannans, Karlkurla, Lamington, Piccadilly, Williamstown, South Kalgoorlie, Somerville, West Kalgoorlie, Victory Heights, Broadwood, and South Boulder.

Local Attractions in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Getting to Kalgoorlie-Boulder and around the venues

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is flat and most of the conference program is within walking distance from the accommodation. Other transport options are listed below.

Kalgoorlie is a city in the Goldfields–Esperance region of Western Australia, located 595 km (370 mi) east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. It is sometimes referred to as Kalgoorlie–Boulder, as the surrounding urban area includes the historic townsite of Boulder and the local government area is the City of Kalgoorlie–Boulder.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder lies on the traditional lands of the Wangkatja group of peoples. The name “Kalgoorlie” is derived from the Wangai word Karlkurlaor Kulgooluh, meaning “place of the silky pears”.[3] The city was established in 1893 during the Western Australian gold rushes. It soon replaced Coolgardie as the largest settlement on the Eastern Goldfields. Kalgoorlie is the ultimate destination of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme and the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail. The nearby Super Pit gold mine was Australia’s largest open-cut gold mine for many years.

Kalgoorlie is approximately 6 and half hours’ drive from Perth. From the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport to the Goldfields Art Centre and CRTAFE, is approximately a 10 minutes drive.


The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport is a mayor gateway to the Goldfields Esperance Region of Western Australia and is located 10 minutes from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The Airport is well serviced by regular flights including Alliance Airlines, Qantas, QantasLink and Virgin Australia. There is a locally owned and operated charter company with a flight school, Goldfields Air Services.

Car Rental

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport has a well-developed airport transportation system with a number of car hire options. Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz & Thrifty.


There are two local taxi services in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week:

  • Twin City Cabs
    Airport and Rail Transfers, Maxi Taxi, Wheelchair Access Vehicle and Parts Deliveries
    Phone: (08) 9021 2177 or 131 008
  • Go Gold Taxi
    Phone: (08) 9093 0333