News from Kalbarri Police

Mar 2022Community, Stories

Written by Darren Connor.

G’day Kalbarri

It seems 40 + degree days are more common than conversations about Covid during the past month or so – certainly a summer to remember that’s for sure.

As you read this it’s likely the Western Australia borders are about to open up and the impact of this remains to be seen.
As the rate of booster vaccines rise across the state it is pleasing that many Community members are doing their best to prepare for the inevitable community impacts of the pandemic.

Please be aware of all Health advice and Government policy all in the best efforts to best keep the community safe.

It is not so pleasing to hear that some staff at several businesses have received negative verbal abuse for simply doing their job. Please be aware that staff are doing their best to comply with health safety recommendations in effort for best community safety. Lashing out at someone simply doing their job is just not good enough and is unacceptable.

In the current economic climate where many businesses (Nation-wide) are short staffed, those that choose to go to work and work hard to support the community deserve to be treated with respect and in-fact applauded.

Only a few days to go until the awesome Fishing competition gets underway and an increase in visitation is upon us. With this in mind, if you are competing or even if you aren’t, please ensure your boating safety equipment is in good condition and your boat trailer is of a roadworthy standard.

Kalbarri Magistrates Court

Local court was held on Wednesday 16 February 2022.

It is a timely reminder that drink driving is really not worth it and is never okay.

The driver of this crashed vehicle was lucky no-one sustained serious injury when he chose to drink and drive. He was issued over $1700.00 in fines and a suspended driver’s licence for 8 months. Another driver charged with drink driving received similar fines and a 10 month suspended driver’s licence.

Another driver who was charged with a string of offences spent a period of time in Prison.


A huge thanks in advance to the SES and Board Rider’s association who are conducting a clean-up day over the long weekend. Whilst many will be enjoying a relaxing long weekend, community volunteers are committing their time to rubbish collection along the coast and up river – 10/10 !

Yet again this demonstrates that Kalbarri has some of the best volunteer groups in the country – Thankyou to all those involved.

Until next month – take care,

DARREN CONNOR | 10542 | Sergeant / Officer in Charge
Kalbarri Police Station | Western Australia Police Force
48 Grey Street, Kalbarri WA 6536

If you need assistance please do not hesitate to reach out for assistance:

  • Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hrs – 99231188
  • Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hrs – 99231199
  • Crisis Care 24 hrs – phone 92231111
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Rural Link (Rural Mental Health) – 1800 552002
  • Beyond Blue – 1300 224636
  • Country free call – phone 1800 199008
  • Alcohol and drug support line – 24 hrs phone 94425000
  • Police – 131444

Crime Stoppers WA

Crime Stoppers WA enable you to anonymously report criminal activity and suspicious behavior. You don’t have to leave your personal details and the call isn’t recorded, so you can have peace of mind that you’ll remain anonymous.

Kalbarri police are always available if you would prefer to speak with us personally. Our station email address is noted at the bottom of this article which allows all officers to be privy to the information provided.

Kalbarri Police Station

Phone: (08) 9936 3000
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