Latest News

Plant thefts costing the community
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The increasing theft of plants from public landscaping around Broome is costing the community thousands of dollars. The Shire of Broome estimates that so far in 2016 more than $1500 worth of plants has been stolen from public parks, gardens, roundabouts and traffic islands.
Head to the beach for Library and Information Week
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Library and Information Week is underway and Broome Public Library will celebrate with the launch of Broome Beach Books for 2016. Library and Information Week 2016 runs from May 23 to 29, with the launch of Broome Beach Books on Wednesday 25 May at 11am at Cable Beach.
Beach laws accommodate dogs and horses
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With the Broome Race Round fast approaching, laws requiring dogs to be kept on leashes at Cable Beach in the morning are now in effect. The section of Cable Beach near Gantheaume Point and extending for 2km north of the beach access ramp is designated as a dog exercise area, but between May 1 and August 31 each year, from 5.30am to 10am on weekdays, dogs are required to be kept on a leash.
Connecting Broome’s recreational trails
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Do you run, walk or ride around Broome? Which tracks and trails would you like to see developed, and where do you want them to go? The Shire of Broome is developing a new Recreation Trails Master Plan and is hosting a Community Workshop on Tuesday 24 May to better understand the paths and circuits used by the community.
Funding help for Broome community groups
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Nineteen community groups and events will receive more than $105,000 in funding this year after the latest round of the Shire of Broome Community Sponsorship Program and EDL West Kimberley Community Donations. Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, said these organisations played a vital role in the life of our community and the Shire was pleased to support their important work.

Upcoming Events

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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Recreation Trails Master Plan Community Workshop
Do you run, walk or ride around Broome? Which tracks and trails would you like to see developed, and where do you want them to go? The Shire of Broome is developing a new Recreation Trails Master Plan and is hosting a Community Workshop on Tuesday 24 May to better understand the paths and circuits used by the community.
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Have My Say

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Proposed Cable Beach Development Strategy
The Shire of Broome invites comment on the draft Cable Beach Development Strategy. This Strategy is designed to provide guidance for future land use and development within Precinct 11 – Cable Beach Tourist under the Shire’s Local Planning Strategy.
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Proposed Amendment No. 3 to Local Planning Scheme No. 6 - Additional Use on Lot 222 Lullfitz Drive
Health and Wellbeing Retreat including yoga facility comprising short term, self contained, single storey accommodation of low impact with ancillary uses and Caretaker’s Dwelling.
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Event Policy 5.1.11 Amendment - For Public Comment
Notice is given that the Shire of Broome Events policy 5.1.11 is available for public comment.