Latest News

Lifeguard patrols kick off on Cable Beach
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Lifeguard patrols get underway on Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach at the beginning of the April school holidays and will continue through the dry season. In 2019 lifeguards will be stationed between the swimming area flags between 9am and 4.30pm from 13 April through to 27 Oct.
Community art to feature in Town Beach Project
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As construction continues on exciting upgrades at Town Beach, work is happening behind the scenes on a range of art and historical projects. A team headed by the Broome Historical Society and Yawuru is working with the Shire on a range of projects to celebrate the cultural history of the precinct as a traditional living area, and as a link to the rest of the world through the old tramway and old jetty.
Precaution urged against stomach parasite
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The Shire of Broome is urging the community to take precautions following notification from the WA Department of Health of an increase in cases of gastroenteritis caused by a micro-organism. Cryptosporidium cases are reported most years, however nine cases had been reported in Broome in the past three weeks.
Sports club volunteers lead the way on first aid
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A partnership between the Shire of Broome and St John Ambulance has provided 41 sporting club volunteers with the skills to provide first aid at sporting venues and in the wider community.
Fire season is here – are you ready?
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The Shire of Broome's 2019 Bush Fire Mitigation Program started 1 April and runs until 31 December 2019. Property inspections to examine fire breaks and fuel hazard reduction measures will start on 15 May.

Upcoming Events

Youth Week 2019
An exciting program of events for young people kicks off in Broome on 11 April to coincide with WA Youth Week. Broome Youth Week 2019 runs from 11-20 April and celebrate the contribution young people are making in our community.
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Chinatown Easter Eggstravaganza Family Fun Day
The annual Easter Eggstravaganza family fun day happens again on Saturday 20 April from 8-10am at Sun Pictures with a host of fun, free family activities.
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Anzac Day Dawn Service 2019
Broome's Anzac Day Dawn Service on Thurs 25 Apr will start at 5am in Bedford Memorial Park on Hamersley St, with the parade at 4.45am. A Gunfire Breakfast at the Broome RSL Sub-Branch will follow immediately after. Lest we forget.
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Live & Local 2019 at Broome Public Library
After the success of Live & Local in 2018, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to Broome in 2019. One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events direct to Broome Public Library from 3-5 May.
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The Shorebird Quest
Everyone is invited to help make giant puppets for The Shorebird Quest, a spectacular, one-show-only event to be performed 4 May 2019, on the shores of Roebuck Bay.
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Have My Say

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Guniyan Binba Conservation Park Draft Joint Management Plan 2019
The Guniyan Binba Conservation Park Draft Joint Management Plan 2019 is available for public comment. The Guniyan Binba Conservation Park is an intertidal reserve that covers an area north of Cable Beach to Willie Creek and is jointly managed by the Yawuru Registered Native Title Body Corporate, the Shire of Broome and the Conservation and Parks Commission.
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Municipal Inventory and Heritage List Review
The Shire of Broome adopted a Community Engagement Plan to guide the process for the review of the Municipal Inventory and Heritage List and amendments are now proposed. Community feedback is welcomed and will be accepted until 21 May 2019.
Application for Approved Kennel establishment
A development application for Animal Establishment (Dog Kennels) and associated kennel licence has been lodged for Lot 16, Street Number 31 McDaniel Road, Minyirr.