Rangeland offices and contacts

Page last updated: Friday, 12 April 2019 - 10:22am

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:

  • the Western Australian Rangelands Monitoring System (WARMS), which monitors rangeland condition change at the regional and land conservation district scale
  • leasehold visits for assessing pastoral condition
  • rangeland surveys of broad 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

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

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

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

Joshua Foster, +61 (0)8 9956 3324, email Joshua Foster


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

Northam office

Covers the southern Pilbara and Goldfields-Esperance

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.

Rob Sudmeyer, Esperance, +61 (0)8 9083 1129, email Rob Sudmeyer, manager for the Rangelands Group and liaison with the Pastoral Lands Unit of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Rodney Safstrom, Perth, +61 (0)8 9368 3169, email Rodney Safstrom for rangeland policy, rangeland science and rangeland ecology.