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Qantas flies Perth to Broome for under $200
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Qantas, in partnership with the State Government, Australia's North West and Broome International Airport, is introducing year-round discounted fares on flights between Perth and Broome, beginning in August. Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says this is very welcome news and Council appreciates the work Qantas, the State Government and all those involved are doing to improve the affordability of flights between Broome and Perth.
Marrugeku world premiere coming to Broome
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The Shire of Broome and internationally-acclaimed contemporary dance-theatre company Marrugeku present the world premiere of Burrbgaja Yalirra – Three Short Works at the Broome Civic Centre in May/June. From the creators of Gudirr Gudirr, Cut the Sky and Burning Daylight, Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards) is an evocative triple bill of new solo works exploring the challenges of reciprocity in Australia today.
Storytime and Beach Books to celebrate Library Week
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Library and Information Week 2018 gets underway on Mon 21 May and Broome Public Library is celebrating with several fun events. Library and Information Week runs from 21 – 27 May and will include National Simultaneous Storytime and the launch of Broome Beach Books for 2018.
Community celebration for Reconciliation Week
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National Reconciliation Week 2018 will be celebrated in Broome with a free family and community festival featuring live music and performances, art and more at Male Oval on Fri 1 Jun from 4-10.30pm. The Broome Reconciliation Festival 2018 is being coordinated by the Shire of Broome and Yawuru, with funding support from Healthway.
Funding boost for Broome events and tourism
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More than $530,000 will be invested in Broome events, tourism and economic development projects in the coming year through Shire of Broome grant funding and support. The Shire will partner with 15 Broome organisations on a range of exciting projects through the new Economic, Events and Tourism Development Funding grants program and Tourism Administration Policy Funding grants program.

Upcoming Events

Library and Information Week 2018
Library and Information Week 2018 gets underway on Mon 21 May and Broome Public Library is celebrating with several fun events. Library and Information Week runs from 21 – 27 May and will include National Simultaneous Storytime and the launch of Broome Beach Books for 2018.
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Chinatown Late Night Shopping 2018
Paint the Town Red when Chinatown comes alive as late night trading returns following a promising trial in 2017, with food, shopping, free street entertainment, live music and other attractions.
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Airnorth Cable Beach Polo
Australia’s original beach polo tournament happens just once a year … in Broome, Western Australia. A sporting spectacular which attracts people from around Australia and the world – leading polo players, tourists, media and celebrities – beach polo is not only unique to Broome, it is rare in the world.
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Staircase to the Moon and Thursday Night Markets
The Staircase Markets are held at Lions Pioneer Park at Town Beach on the first two nights of the Staircase to the Moon from April to October. From June to September there are weekly Thursday Night Markets.
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Marrugeku's Burrbgaja Yalirra – Three Short Works
The Shire of Broome and internationally-acclaimed contemporary dance-theatre company Marrugeku will present the world premiere of Burrbgaja Yalirra – Three Short Works at the Broome Civic Centre. From the creators of Gudirr Gudirr, Cut the Sky and Burning Daylight, Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards) is an evocative triple bill of new solo works exploring the challenges of reciprocity in Australia today.
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Notice of Intention to Impose Differential Rates
In accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, in its budget for the year ending 30 June 2019, the Shire of Broome intends imposing the following differential rates and minimum payments. Written submissions from electors and ratepayers on the proposed rates and the minimum payments are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Offcer. No submissions will be considered after 4pm, 24 May 2018.