Rangeland offices and contacts – Western Australia

Page last updated: Monday, 8 May 2023 - 3:00pm

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) supports pastoral industries in Western Australia by supporting market development, providing information, and assessing changes in pastoral condition.

Pastoralists and other rangeland managers can use these services to improve sustainable use of the pastoral resource.

What our rangeland staff do

Our main activities are:

  • monitoring pastoral rangeland condition at the regional and land conservation district scale
  • assessing pastoral condition of leases
  • baseline surveys of rangeland areas to record the resource details in each area
  • producing web and publication information resources for pastoralists and other rangeland managers
  • research and development for intensified rangeland use, such as irrigation and cattle markets.

We have a Rangeland Science team focussed on pastoral resource assessment and management, and a Northern Beef Developoment team focussed on pastoral production and marketing.

Kununurra office

Covers the east and west Kimberley, and the Pilbara

Main office, +61 (0)8 9166 4000

Kathryn Ryan, +61 (0)8 9166 4015, email Kathryn Ryan, Development Officer, Rangeland Science

Chris Hetherington, email chris.hetherington@dpird.wa.gov.au, Development Officer, Rangeland Science

Broome office

Main office, +61 (0)8 9194 1400

Charles Martin,  +61 (0)8 9194 1400, email charles.martin@dpird.wa.gov.au, Development Officer, Rangeland Science

Trevor Price,  +61 (0)8 9194 1441, email Trevor Price, manager for Northern Beef Development

Carnarvon office

Covers the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Murchison

Main office, +61 (0)8 9956 3333

Damian Priest, +61 (0)8 9956 3349, email Damian Priest for rangeland inspections and WARMS.


Shares the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Murchison regions

Main office, +61 (0)8 9956 8555

Joshua Foster, +61 (0)8 9956 8522, email Joshua Foster, Development Officer, Rangeland Science

Meja Aldrich, email meja.aldrich@dpird.wa.gov.au, Development Officer, Rangeland Science


Main office, +61 (0)8 9092 2733

Samantha van Wyngaarden, +61 (0)8 9092 2716, email Samantha van Wyngaarden, Research Officer, Rangeland Science

Northam office

Covers the southern Pilbara and Goldfields-Esperance

Main office, +61 (0)8 9690 2000

Wayne Fletcher, +61 (0)8 9690 2135, email Wayne Fletcher, Development Officer, Rangeland Science

Faisal Ahmed, email faisal.ahmed@dpird.wa.gov.au, Development Officer, Rangeland Science

Perth and other offices

Covers state-wide or project level responsibilities

Rob Sudmeyer, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3780, email rob.sudmeyer@dpird.wa.gov.au, Principal Research Scientist, Rangeland Science

Nathan Penny, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3577, email Nathan Penny, Senior Policy Officer, Rangeland Science

PJ Waddell, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3421, email Peter-Jon Waddell, Development Officer, Rangeland Science

Phil Thomas, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3656 (reception), email Phil Thomas, Senior Technical Officer, Rangeland Science

Pouria Ramzi, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3572, email pouria.ramzi@dpird.wa.gov.au, Senior Research Scientist, Rangeland Science

Contact information

Trevor Price
+61 (0)8 9166 4026