Kambalda ( 31°12’S, 121°40’E, postcode 6442) is a mining town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, about 60 km south of Kalgoorlie. Minerals extracted in the area include gold and nickel ores. Nickel was first discovered in the area in 1967 by Western Mining Corporation (now part of BHP Billiton). Nickel from the Yilgarn craton is now mined in the area by several large companies.
Kambalda is in the Electoral district of Murchison-Eyre.
It is fair to describe Kambalda East and Kambalda West as Australia’s first nickel mining towns. Apart from the Red Hill Lookout, with its views over Lake Lefroy, and the opportunity to drive across the causeway the towns have very little appeal to the visitor.