Department of Education

Goldfields Education Region

Goldfields Education Region


The Goldfields Education Region comprises 54 schools spread over a vast area of the State of Western Australia. The Region has a population of about 59,000 people, about half of whom live in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Another quarter live in the Shire of Esperance, and the remaining shires are very sparsely populated. Nearly 10% of the region's population are of Aboriginal descent, which is substantially higher than the state as a whole.

Public schools in the Goldfields Region are served by a regional office which is located in Kalgoorlie and a local office located in Esperance. 

The Goldfields Education Region is headed by a Regional Executive Director who is a member of the Department’s Corporate Executive team. The administration of schools in the region is supported by a small regional staff. Services that support schools are managed by networks of schools working together to determine what support is required, how these support needs will be serviced and shared. To meet the diverse needs of the 54 schools and campuses in the Goldfields education region, five school networks have been established, each having a Network Principal who coordinates their collaboration.


About Us

The Goldfields Education Region is one of eight regions in the Western Australian Department of Education. The Goldfields Education Regional Office is located in Kalgoorlie-Boulder with a local education office in Esperance. The Goldfields Education Regional Office ensures schools are capable of delivering quality educational opportunities for students across the region.


School Locations & Networks

A network is a group of schools working together to support each other. The Goldfields Region is made up of five Networks as the primary units of leadership support and school collaboration and innovation. The networks maximise each school's opportunity to share ideas and resources in response to common interests and provide professional support for Principals.


For Staff

The Department of Education is Western Australia’s largest employer with approximately 37,000 staff spread over 900 work sites across the state. The Goldfields Education Region is the largest geographical education region in WA.

Goldfields Education Region

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