The prominent Town Hall is one of Kalgoorlie’s impressive heritage buildings thanks to the gold rush times. Located on the corner of Hannan and Wilson Streets it was completed in 1908 and the rich interior decoration matches the grand façade.
The building is home to a municipal office, council rooms, Mayor’s parlour, banqueting room, auditorium and stage facilities. It is still a ‘working’ building, hosting council meetings over 100 years since it first did.
The building has been restored to retain its original character and Edwardian grandeur. Internal features include intricate and ornate pressed metal ceilings, stunning chandeliers, a sweeping staircase and a wonderful theatre. There is a fly tower with original rigging and a large backstage area with 11 dressing rooms.
Visitors can view an extensive collection of paintings, photography and memorabilia upstairs and in the Council Chamber or just rest a while in the town hall and soak up the atmosphere, imagining it as it was in those heady pioneering times.
A lift has recently been installed to provide better access to the first floor of the building.
The Town Hall is open to the public. Entry is free.
Opening times are: Monday–Friday, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm (closed on weekends and public holidays). Because the Council Chambers and Mayor’s Parlour are still used for Council meetings, they are not always open. The Kalgoorlie Town Hall is also available for hire. There are guided tours on Wednesdays at 1:30pm from the Visitor Centre.
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