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Western Australia - Organisation

Kalgoorlie Group Home (1987 - )

Cottage Home, Government-run, Home and Temporary Care

Kalgoorlie Group Home was established as a government-run facility to accommodate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, usually aged under 5 years, on a short term or emergency basis in a family-style home. It replaced the Goldfields Group Home. In 2014, it remained open.


The Kalgoorlie Group Home has operated almost continuously since it was established as a purpose-built facility by the Department for Community Services in 1987. Government reports (Signposts 2004, pp.256-257) show that during 1995, child welfare authorities had allowed foster parents to use the property, and it was not operating on a group home model at that time. However, by 1997 it was again reported as being a group home for children under the age of 5 years, including infants with the medical condition known as 'failure to thrive' and other children for whom a more permanent placement was sought.

In 2014, the Kalgoorlie Group Home remained open.


1987 -
Location - Kalgoorlie Group Home was located in Kalgoorlie. Location: Kalgoorlie



  • Western Australia. Department for Community Services, Annual Report: Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, [Perth], 1985-1992. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'pp.256-257', Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,; Department for Child Protection and Family Support, internal document 'Country Family Group Homes - All Items' received 7 March 2014.

Prepared by: Anna Trengove, Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser