The name Goomalling means “Place of Possums”, from the Aboriginal word “Koomal”, the common brush tail possum that was once abundant in the district, and the suffix -ing which means “place of”.
The first European settler was George Slater in 1854; his homestead was used as a stopover by explorers during the gold rush days of the 1880s. The Goomalling townsite was formally gazetted in 1903 following the completion of the railway line from Northam in 1902.
Things to do
Experience times gone by in the historic Slater Homestead, which has been restored and refurbished to reflect the pioneering days of the late 1800s.
Goomalling’s iconic grain storage domes, the ‘Dolly Twins’ stand out from miles away and are not to be missed.
Places to stay
Places to eat