Latest News

ADF to exercise rapid deployment in Top End
Almost 1000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will undergo a short notice deployment to test security response arrangements as part of Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD 2016. Locals throughout the Kimberley will see activity between 30 August and 10 September.
Bushland closed after possible asbestos discovery
Access to an area of bushland to the south of Demco Estate in Broome has been closed after the potential discovery of asbestos. Samples of the material have been collected and sent to Perth for analysis, and it is expected to take up to a week to receive results.
Work underway on aquatic facility facelift
Major upgrades to the swimming pool at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre are underway after Council awarded the tender for the $3.3 million project.
Road reseal improvements get underway
The Shire’s annual urban road re-sealing program gets underway on 1 August. Traffic controls will be in place around work areas and the community’s cooperation is appreciated.
Attracting events to Broome
Receiving approval to hold events in public places around Broome is now simpler and more streamlined following a review of the Shire’s policy. The updated Events Policy was developed following consultation with Broome’s events and tourism industry and adopted after a public comment period.

Upcoming Events

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars
From the oldest culture on earth comes the freshest and funniest stand-up comedy around.
Shinju Matsuri Festival 2016
A kaleidoscope of colour and culture, the annual Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl is back from 10-18 September.
Ordinary Meeting of Council
An Ordinary Meeting of Council is held on the fourth Thursday of each month starting at 5pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and Public Question Time will be held at the start of the meeting.

Have My Say

Proposed Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2016
The Shire of Broome recently reviewed the Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2003 and due to the extensive changes that were required, has proposed a replacement law which is the Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2016.
Strategic Community Plan 2015-2025 Review Survey
The Shire of Broome is currently undertaking a review of the Strategic Community Plan 2015 - 2025. We encourage you to complete the on-line survey.