Rangeland offices and contacts – Western Australia

Page last updated: Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 9:31am

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.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

Please note

During the Western Australian Covid–19 incident, the landline phone numbers will probably not answer. We suggest you email to the person or try the main office reception number (although not all of those are being monitored).

What our rangeland staff do

Our main activities are:

  • monitoring rangeland condition at the regional and land conservation district scale
  • assessing pastoral condition of pastoral 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.

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 for rangeland pasture information, rangeland management and pastoral plant identification.

Matthew Fletcher, +61 (0)8 9166 4019, email Matthew Fletcher for rangeland inspections, pasture and grazing management and WARMS.

Broome office

Main office, +61 (0)8 9194 1400

David Barker, +61 (0)8 9194 1440, email David Barker

Trevor Price, Broome, +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


Main office, +61 (0)8 9092 2733

Warren Lloyd, +61 (0)8 9092 2717, email Warren LLoyd

Samantha van Wyngaarden, +61 (0)8 9092 2716, email Samantha van Wyngaarden

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 for WARMS and rangeland science.

Perth and other offices

Covers state-wide or project level responsibilities

Nathan Penny, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3577, email Nathan Penny for rangeland policy.

PJ Waddell, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3421, email Peter-Jon Waddell, leader for the Southern Goldfields/Great Western Woodlands survey, and for rangeland science, rangeland ecology, rangeland restoration and rehydration.

Phil Thomas, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3333 (reception), email Phil Thomas for analysis of WARMS data, analysis of pastoral lease condition and support to the Commissioner for Soil and Land Conservation.