About the Goldfields

The Goldfields-Esperance region covers more than 770,000 square kilometres, an area roughly the size of Texas. The region is famous for its gold production, including the world famous Super Pit located in the historic mining town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is home to more than 32,000 residents, and the name Kalgoorlie is derived from the Wangai word Karlkurla or Kulgooluh, meaning "place of the silky pears”. Kalgoorlie hosts  the annual Diggers and Dealers conference and the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame. While the community was built around the gold mining industry, the region also has a number of lithium deposits which are poised to come online in coming years, and a new lithium refinery has been proposed.

The Goldfields are a truly unique region, featuring larger than life art installations at Lake Ballard, the ‘ghost towns’ or Leonora and Gwalia, and regional communities like Coolgardie, Kambalda and Laverton.


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