Latest News

Shire support for economic and community initiatives
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The Shire of Broome has launched a re-vamped sponsorship funding program to partner with the town’s organisations, events and community groups on initiatives that will help build the local community and economy. Applications opened this week and can be received until Friday 16 March 2018.
Family fun for Australia Day 2018
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Australia Day 2018 will be celebrated in Broome with a bigger, better community breakfast and family fun day at Town Beach. The alcohol-free event happens on Friday 26 January from 8am to 1pm and includes a community breakfast, live music, children’s activities, an Australian Citizenship Ceremony featuring 30 Broome people from 10 different countries, and presentation of the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
‘Fight the Bite’ as mosquito numbers start to rise
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Heavy rainfall accompanying TC Hilda and Joyce has provided ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed and the community is being urged to help control them.Shire of Broome Manager Health, Emergency and Rangers, Ty Matson, said the community also had a vital part to play in stopping mosquitoes breeding by removing any pooling water from their properties.
Cyclone Recovery update 15 January 2018
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The Waste Management Facility on Buckley’s Rd is now OPEN. Cape Leveque Rd is also now OPEN to 4WD vehicles under 4 tonnes, but all other unsealed roads in the Shire of Broome remain CLOSED to all traffic.
TC Hilda recovery update
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Significant inroads have been made but clean-up efforts are continuing in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Hilda. Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says Shire staff have worked tirelessly in difficult conditions to clean up the town and ensure the community’s safety, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Events

Enrol your kids now for school holiday fun
Enrolments are now open for the BRAC School Holiday program that will run from 2-25 January 2018 with half and full-day options. Kids can take part in healthy, supervised activities such as inflatable water fun, arts and crafts, cooking, water fights, tabloid water sports, BRAC movie days and science.
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Australia Day Community Breakfast and Family Fun Day
Australia Day 2018 will be celebrated in Broome with a bigger, better community breakfast and family fun day at Town Beach. The alcohol-free event happens on Fri 26 Jan from 8am to 1pm and includes a community breakfast, live music, children’s activities, an Australian Citizenship Ceremony featuring almost 30 Broome people from 10 different countries, and presentation of the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
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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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Virtual Rottnest Swim at Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre
The Virtual Rottnest Swim is returning to BRAC on Sat 24 Feb 2018 with registration now open. Be part of one of the world’s largest open water swims by swimming 20km in the BRAC pool as an individual or in a duo, team of four or a novelty team.
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Have My Say

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Shire of Broome Local Planning Scheme No 6 – Amendment No 8
Plans and documents setting out and explaining the scheme amendment are available for inspection. Submissions on the planning scheme amendment may be lodged on or before 4pm on 20 March 2018.