125 Logo with Kalgoorlie  UPDATED 1In 2018, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be celebrating the 125th Anniversary of gold discovery.  In 1893, Paddy Hannan, Thomas Flanagan and Daniel Shea discovered the gold that began the building of Kalgoorlie and sparked the biggest gold rush in Australian history.  125 years later, Kalgoorlie is still booming and has continued to grow and become a significant contributor to the State of Western Australia.  

The City has committed to a year-long celebration in honour of this momentous occasion.  2018 will witness a program of nationally significant events and activities.  The City, in partnership with our community, will mark this milestone by hosting some extraordinary events for everyone to enjoy.  The City will also partner with organisations to make planned events even bigger and better under the banner of the 125th celebrations. 

The month of June will be notably significant as the community celebrates the very first gold nugget find by Hannan, Flanagan and Shea, which was discovered on 14th June and registered on 17th June. So get yourselves set for spectacular sporting, musical and arts and cultural events.

For all enquiries regarding the 125th Celebrations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To keep up to date with all the upcoming events, visit http://www.ckb.wa.gov.au/celebrate125