District headquarters: Tapini
Number of LLGs: 3 - Guari Rural, Tapini Rural,
Number of wards: 23
Goilala District is located in the northern inland area of Central Province, bordering both Morobe and Oro Provinces, and covers
the mountains and valleys of the Owen Stanley Ranges.
Incomes are moderate and agricultural potential is high in the
lower valleys where transportation to markets is available. The
upper valleys have low incomes and low agricultural potential
because of their steep slopes and poor weather conditions.
There is a gold mining operation at Tolukuma, north of Woitape,
however, it has little influence on the incomes of the rural