Latest News

Sale of abandoned vehicles
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Written offers to purchase are invited for a range of vehicles which may be inspected at the Shire of Broome abandoned vehicle impound yard by appointment only on Tuesday 24 January. Vehicle specifications can be viewed by following the website links.
Fireworks and family fun to mark Australia Day
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The Shire of Broome will again host a spectacular free fireworks show and family fun day to celebrate Australia Day in 2017. This year the alcohol-free Shire of Broome Australia Day Fireworks and Family Fun Day on Thursday 26 January will get underway at 4pm in Lions Pioneer Park at Town Beach, with water slides, bouncy castle, kids’ entertainment, and food and market stalls.
Are you prepared for a cyclone?
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Broome residents are being urged to ensure final preparations are in place with the potential for cyclones around Christmas and into the New Year. Shire of Broome Manager Health, Emergency and Rangers, Ty Matson, said preparation included having emergency kits ready and ensuring homes and yards were cleared of items that could become dangerous in strong wind.
Proposed laneway closures
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As part of the Shire of Broome's new Community Safety Plan, an audit of the town's laneways has been undertaken. A number of laneways have now been highlighted for possible closure where evidence of crime and antisocial behaviour has been identified.
Planning progressing on safe boat harbour
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Work on a new safe boat harbour for Broome is progressing with possible locations identified and an Aboriginal heritage study now commissioned, following the latest meeting of the Broome Boat Harbour Advisory Group. The Advisory Group was convened in June 2016 by the WA Department of Transport and is chaired by Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, who said it was pleasing to be making progress after years of delay and indecision.

Upcoming Events

CEO Recruitment Advisory Committee Meeting
A meeting of the Shire of Broome CEO Recruitment AdvisoryCommittee will be held on 25 January 2017 at 3pm in the ShireAdministration Office Committee room.
Your Council
Australia Day Community Breakfast
Broome’s Lions, Lioness and Rotary Clubs and the Roebuck Lodge will present the traditional Australia Day Breakfast with a $2 cooked breakfast from 8am to 10am in the park at Town Beach, and the Shire of Broome will present the 2017 Community Citizen of the Year Awards and conduct an Australian Citizenship Ceremony.
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Shire of Broome Australia Day 2017 Fireworks and Family Fun Day
The Shire of Broome will again host a spectacular free fireworks show and family fun day to celebrate Australia Day in 2017.
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Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee
The meeting is open to members of the public and will be held at 12 noon in the Shire of Broome Committee Room, cnr Weld and Haas St.
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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.
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Have My Say

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Arts Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee Expression of Interest
The Shire of Broome is seeking expressions of interest from community members to be appointed to the Arts Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee.
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Proposed Laneway Closures
Council adopted the Community Safety Plan at its Ordinary Meeting of 24 Nov 2016. An action within the Community Safety Plan is to undertake an audit of Broome’s laneways and implement closures where evidence of crime and antisocial behaviour is identified.