Area (km2): 555,464Number of Electors: 18,674 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: Kalgoorlie is the major city in the eastern goldfields region, and is located 596 kilometres east north east of Perth. It was gazetted a townsite in September 1894. Paddy Hannan, Daniel Shea and Thomas Flanagan made a rich gold find near Mt Charlotte in June 1893. The find soon led to a gold rush with thousands of diggers prospecting the rich alluvial field.
When the government decided to declare a townsite here in 1894, the place was locally known as "Hannan's Find", and at first the name "Hannans" was nominated for the townsite. In suggesting the name Hannans to the Commissioner of Crown Lands, the Under Secretary for Lands, R. Cecil Clifton, noted that the "native name of the place is "Calgoorlie" but this is rather too much like Coolgardie and if adopted is, I fear likely to lead to postal mistakes". R. Cecil Clifton supported "Hannan", but Cabinet chose "Kalgoorlie" in August 1894. Although local preference was for Hannan's Find, Kalgoorlie soon came to be accepted as the name of the rapidly developing town. An alternative spelling of "Kalgurli" was also used unofficially on occasions.
Just when the name Kalgoorlie was first recorded and the precise meaning of the name is unknown. Various sources give it as either meaning: Aboriginal dog chasing a kangaroo; the Aboriginal name of a shrub from the area ("Galgurli"); or the Aboriginal name for the local edible silky pear ("Kulgooluh").
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: Bandya, Broad Arrow, Bulong, Cosmo Newbery, Dundas Shire, Gibson Desert South, Hannans, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kanowna, Karlkurla, Kookynie, Koolgardie Shire, Kurnalpi, Lake Darlot, Lamington, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Malcolm, Menzies, Mullingar, Ora Banda, Parkeston, Piccadilly, Plumridge Lakes, Sir Samuel, Somerville, South Kalgoorlie, Ularring, Warburton, West Lamington, and Williamstown.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Boulder Primary School; Coolgardie Primary School; East Kalgoorlie Primary School; Eastern Goldfields College; Goldfields Behaviour Centre; Hannans Primary School; Kalgoorlie Primary School; Kalgoorlie School of the Air; Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School; Kambalda Primary School; Kambalda West District High School; Laverton School; Leinster Community School; Leonora District High School; Menzies Community School; Mount Margaret Remote Community School; Ngaanyatjarra Lands School; Norseman District High School; North Kalgoorlie Primary School; O'Connor Primary School; South Kalgoorlie Primary School; Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School
Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School Goldfields Baptist College; John Paul College; St Joseph's School; St Mary's Primary School