News & Media Releases

The Merindas Headline Corymbia

Published on 22 February 2017

Multi award winning duo ‘The Merindas’, featuringCandice Lorrae and Kristel Kickett, will headline this year’s Corymbia Festival on Saturday 11 March from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Hartfield Park in Forrestfield.


The Legends of Memphis Come Alive!

Published on 22 February 2017

Elvis Presley. Roy Orbison. Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis - The legends of rock ’n’ roll come alive for a night of entertainment to remember when acclaimed band Sun Rising takes to the Kalamunda stage on Sunday 12 March. ‘The Songs That Made Memphis’ will pay tribute to the legends of Sun Records!

Legends of Mephis! 12 March 2017 @ KPAC

In The Mix set to be a Hit!

Published on 21 February 2017

The annual Shire of Kalamunda youth music program In the Mix is shaping up to be a big hit, with talented local musicians getting ready to perform in the finale concert at Corymbia Festival on Saturday 11 March 2017.

In the Mix!

FYI is Back in 2017!

Published on 6 February 2017

The holidays are wrapping up, school is heading back and the FYI Youth Drop In Program is getting ready to kick off again on Thursday 9 February 2017.

Opportunity knocks for business owners

Published on 11 January 2017

The Shire of Kalamunda is calling for business owners to have their say and assist in developing an Economic Development Strategy. AEC Group has been engaged as the Consultant to develop an Economic Development Strategy to guide the direction of economic development in the area over the next five years (2017 – 2022) through an action plan.

Council requests to become a city

Published on 7 December 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda Council has requested the Minister for Local Government and Communities, to issue an order under the Local Government Act 1995 for a change of designation from Shire to City.

Shire CEO re-enforces swimming pool safety message

Published on 7 December 2016

As the weather begins to warm up the Shire of Kalamunda strongly encourages all residents who own a swimming pool or spa to ensure enclosures are compliant with swimming pool safety standards.Playing in and around water is so much fun — but it’s important to learn about water safety and follow the rules so we can stay safe and enjoy the water for hours.

Swimming Pool

Western Australian Young Achiever Awards - Nominations are now open!

Published on 30 November 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016-17 Western Australian Young Achiever Awards! The purpose of the Western Australian Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December 2016.


Shire to transfer NDIS services to Rise

Published on 29 November 2016

Shire of Kalamunda Council last night decided to transfer its services for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supported Community Care recipients to the Rise Network. The decision supports a belief an organisation like Rise, with core business operations focused around disability services, would provide better outcomes for Shire NDIS recipients. The decision comes after Rise presented the Shire with a proposal for consideration.

Rise Community Network

Look out for snakes

Published on 23 November 2016

As the weather heats up the Shire of Kalamunda is reminding people to be alert for snakes. If you encounter a snake, which are a natural part of our environment, you can report it and have it relocated. Shire of Kalamunda officers are not authorised to handle snakes. To report a snake that requires relocation, you can call the Department of Parks and Wildlife Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055.

Top: Dugite Bottom: Tiger

A new parklet is being installed

Published on 17 November 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda is pleased to announce the installation of a parklet on Haynes Street in the Kalamunda town centre. The parklet will be open for all to enjoy in mid December.


Sun Orchid sighting sparks conservation effort

Published on 16 November 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda, Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and the WA Orchid Society are calling for anyone who has seen the Crystal Brook Sun Orchid (Themylitra magnifica) to contact the Shire so local efforts to map and conserve the threatened native orchid can be actioned.

Sun Orchid

New soccer stadium announced

Published on 16 November 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda will be home to a brand new 400 seat soccer stadium valued at close to $700,000 as a part of the Hartfield Park Redevelopment.

Hartfield Redevelopment

Disability Awareness Week Event

Published on 9 November 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda is proud to host a free inclusive event celebrating Disability Awareness Week and International Day of People with Disability at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre and surrounding courtyards

DAW 2016

Kalamunda Water Park Improvements

Published on 8 November 2016

The Kalamunda Water Park is getting ready for another spectacular summer season, and is set to open at the end of November.

Kalamunda Water Park

Recreation centre upgrade complete

Published on 2 November 2016

The Hartfield Park Recreation Centre has recently re-opened its doors to the community after the completion of 10-week, $330,000 upgrade. Following the facelift the award-winning centre now boasts a brand new high-quality cushioned parquetry floor, as well as new netball, soccer, badminton and basketball equipment.

HPRC - New Floor

Down the dirt road free author talk

Published on 2 November 2016

Through the breakdown of her marriage, rural writer, country girl and environmental entrepreneur Rachael Treasure lost her family farm in Tasmania’s rugged wilderness, and lost her way in life. By going down the dirt road she discovered another set of stories about country life in Australia. Kalamunda Library invites you to meet Rachael for an uplifting free author talk Down the Dirt Road in November.

Down the Dirt Roads - Rachel Treasure

Desert Deacon Author Talk

Published on 2 November 2016

Join Reverend Pam Halbert at Cyril Road Hall on Monday 7 November 2016 for her inspiring free author talk Desert Deacon, as a part of 2016 Seniors Week celebrations.

Pam Halbert

Be a Responsible Dog Owner

Published on 24 October 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda reminds all dog owners to be responsible pet owners and take all precautions to look after their pets and protect their community, following a number of issues relating to wandering dogs and dog attacks

Best-selling author visits to help celebrate local stories

Published on 17 October 2016

The humorous and at times challenging adventures of a local woman who emigrated from England with her parents and eight siblings just after the Second World War will be celebrated in Kalamunda on Sunday, November 13.

Liz Harfull - City Girl Country Girl

Grab your bargains at the Garage Sale Trail

Published on 8 October 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda is proud to once again be involved in the annual Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 22 October 2016. The Shire is getting in on the action too by hosting its own garage sale at the Walliston Transfer Station from 10am – 2pm.

Garage Sale Trail - 22 October

Forrestfield North District Structure Plan approved

Published on 7 October 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda is pleased to announce the Forrestfield North District Structure Plan (DSP) was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 29 September 2016.

Discover region's biodiversity

Published on 6 October 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda and The Forever Project are excited to announce a new workshop being held this October to showcase the biodiversity of our amazing region, as part of the Perth Hills Spring Festival.

Chris Ferreira - the Forever Project

Seniors Week Celebrations 2016

Published on 6 October 2016

Shire of Kalamunda senior residents are invited to join in the free festivities during the 2016 Seniors Week celebrations which include the annual Senior Residents Art Exhibition, Melbourne Cup Lunch & Dance, Supper Club Variety Show and Picnic at Stirk Park.

Senior Week 2016

New bike repair station supports cycling growth

Published on 5 October 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda has installed a new bike repair station at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre, 50 Railway Road, Kalamunda. The new station enables road, mountain bike and recreational cyclists to do minor repairs and adjust tyre pressure whilst out and about, with a range of tools such as screwdrivers, tyre levers, a pressure gauge and chain tools.

Shire calls on community to help plan the future

Published on 3 October 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda is calling on members of the community to come together and get involved in the Shire’s upcoming Strategic Community Plan review.

Plan the Future

Community scorecard feeds into plan review

Published on 3 October 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda has this year participated with 25 other metropolitan and regional Councils in the Catalyse Community Scorecard to evaluate community perceptions and priorities.

Plan the Future

Young Creatives Month Success

Published on 30 September 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda’s first ‘Young Creatives Month’ has been hailed an immense success, with young people from across the region enjoying a variety of free and low cost events, including the ‘Make a Terrarium’ Workshop for young people looking to be creative in the garden, hosted by the Kalamunda Community Garden.

Stirk Park design concepts revealed

Published on 29 September 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda has developed a Master Plan for the much-loved and historic Stirk Park to guide its sustainable development into the future and is again inviting residents to have a say.

Concept Designs

Spring Sedge Sensation at Significant Stream

Published on 20 September 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda has planted more than 12,000 native sedges in Poison Gully, High Wycombe this week. Adding new sedges into the channel along Poison Gully aims to stabilise and help reduce erosion of the banks, which in-turn will provide habitat for insects, frogs, mammals and other wildlife using the waterway throughout the year.

Image: Imeogen Toomey, Shire of Kalamunda Eco Jobs Team member planting sedges along Poison Gully

Winning couple shouts the family to dinner

Published on 16 September 2016

Christine and Mervyn Stockman knew exactly what to do with $1000 cash they won recently as one of the Shire’s early bird rate prize winners.

From Left to Right: Toni Piner, Levarna Renwick, Terri Edwards, Mervyn & Christine Stockman, Andrew Waddell, Kath Stockman, Gage Stockman

Grab a Gladdie and help your local bushland thrive

Published on 15 September 2016

Residents in the Shire of Kalamunda are invited to Maida Vale for 'Grab-a-Gladdie Day' on Sunday 2 October 2016 from 10am to 12noon to help stop Pink Gladioli invading Maida Vale Reserve.

Grab-a-Gladdie on 2 October 2016 @ 10am - Maida Vale

Now's the time to get bushfire ready!

Published on 12 September 2016

Get bushfire ready now. That's the message from Kalamunda Shire President Andrew Waddell ahead of another long bushfire season, which is just around the corner.

Fun at the Kids Cooking Club

Published on 12 September 2016

Looking for some fun educational activities to keep the kids entertained in the spring school holidays? Sign up for the award-winning Kids Cooking Club being held at the High Wycombe Recreation Centre.

Cooking Club

Experience the joy of birdwatching

Published on 6 September 2016

Do you have an interest in our local birds, want to know where you can find them, and how to identify them? Due to popular demand, BirdLife WA in partnership with the Shire of Kalamunda is delighted to present another series of free birdwatching events in mid October.

birdlife australia

Build Your Balance to Prevent Falls

Published on 1 September 2016

Did you know that your balance declines as you get older? The great news is that it doesn’t have to. You can maintain and even improve your balance to help you avoid a fall and stay independent. Your balance keeps you safe and helps you to stand, walk, reach and climb, assisting you with activities you do every day.

Build you balance flyer

Young Creatives Month launches with art exhibition

Published on 30 August 2016

This September the Shire of Kalamunda is hosting a whole month of creative events, activities and programs especially for young people to help nurture their creativity as well as try something new!

Zig Zag Gallery

Rebate Admin Fee Removed

Published on 23 August 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda has removed an administrative fee set as a part of the Schedule of Fees and Charges for the 2016/2017 financial year. In the Ordinary Council Meeting on 22 August 2016, Council determined to withdraw the $15 rebate processing administration fee following community feedback, with an apology to impacted residents.

State Government should be resourcing rebates admin

Published on 17 August 2016

Following community feedback and contact with the Department of Local Government and Communities, the Shire of Kalamunda has sought legal advice and will review its position on the introduction of a $15 rebate administrative fee.

Illegal Tree Cutting Angers Shire

Published on 11 August 2016

The Shire of Kalamunda is outraged at the illegal marking and destruction of numerous trees along Melaleuca Road, Ford Road and Kell Place in Lesmurdie and has urged anyone with further information to come forward.

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