The Goldfields region has a diverse range of sport and recreation activities and facilities.

Sport and recreation plays a vital role in the Goldfields, particularly in the major centres of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Esperance, where there are a multitude of quality sporting and recreational facilities.

The Goldfields Oasis is recognised as one of the best regional sports venues in Australia. The complex includes playing fields, pool facilities which includes a 50m indoor pool, gymnasium and multiple indoor sporting facilities.

Esperance is known for outstanding community facilities. Combined with a unique semi-rural lifestyle and an unspoiled coastal environment, Esperance provides the right balance between family, work and play.


Regional stakeholders

The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Goldfields region. These include local governments, the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Local governments in the Goldfields

Contact the Goldfields office

Goldfields office

Suite 1, 349-353 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
PO Box 1036, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Telephone 61 8 9022 5800

Goldfields staff

Kelly Waterhouse
Regional Manager Goldfields
Telephone 61 8 9022 5806
Mobile 0419 219 576

Brad Stacey
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9022 5805
Mobile 0409 021 933

Jenny Smith
Regional Support Officer
Telephone 61 8 9022 5800

Goldfields Sportshouse

Within the Goldfields Sportshouse there are development officers for cricket, football (Australian Rules and soccer) and basketball. These officers play an important role in developing and growing the sport within the region and work in close partnership with the department.

Basketball WA

Donna Coughlan
Goldfields — Regional Development Officer
Mobile 0409 207 389

Football West

John Karavitis
Goldfields-Community Participation Officer
Mobile 0421 827 783

West Australian Football Commission

Gemma Harrison
Goldfields — Regional Development Specialist
Mobile 0417 179 463

West Coast Eagles

Gabby Moran
Goldfields Community Coordinator
Mobile 0431 852 112

Western Australian Cricket Association

Michael Bailey
Goldfields — Cricket Manager
Mobile 0413 859 541

Talent development

Eastern Goldfields Talent Development Centre

Lisa McDowall — Project Coordinator

Goldfields-Esperance District Recreation Association — Talent Development Centre

Geoff Poole
Telephone 0488 714 059

Page reviewed 21 December 2023