Amenities and Camping
Caravan Parks and Camping
Caravan Parks, Camping and Accommodation
Public accommodation premises such as lodging houses, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast accommodation, caravan parks and camping grounds are required to be licensed or registered with the local government.
Environmental Health Officers inspect these premises on a regular basis.
If you are planning to come to Broome for a camping/caravanning holiday between May and September, especially the school holiday periods, please ensure you book a site early to avoid disappointment.
Travelling with Pets
There are seven licensed caravan parks within the immediate townsite. Several will accept pets throughout the year including peak times.
For more information on options and site availability please contact the Broome Visitor Centre on (08) 9195 2200 or visit their website.
The Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds legislation is the principal legislation governing caravanning and camping in Western Australia. Caravan Parks are inspected annually by Environmental Health Officers for compliance with the Caravan Parks and Camping Ground Act and Regulations.
If during peak season the caravan parks reach capacity, the Shire can allow the opening of three temporary caravan parks to provide short term accommodation for travelers who have not booked caravan or camping accommodation in advance. There is a seven-day maximum length of stay permitted in the parks and visitors wanting to stay longer are expected to make reservations in the permanent parks should they seek to stay longer.
Construction in Caravan Parks
If you are considering constructing a patio, annex, carport or any other structure you are required to apply for approval from the Shire. Prior to seeking Shire approval please discuss your proposal with the caravan park manager. An ‘Application to Construct in a Caravan Park’ will need to be submitted to the Shire.
There is no free camping in the Shire of Broome, which includes sleeping in a vehicle, tent, caravan, swag etc. Camping is only permitted in designated caravan parks or camping grounds or temporary caravan park facilities when available.
Camping on private property requires permission from the owner for periods up to three days.
To camp for a period longer than three days, you will need to complete a ‘Camping Application’ form and submit to the Shire outlining your reasons.
It is a requirement that this information is provided to the Shire, to ensure the proper management of public health risks such as access to water and sanitary facilities.
Shire Officers carry out regular patrols to control any illegal camping activity. Any person found to be camping in an area that is not designated as a camping ground, licensed caravan park or private property without owner’s or Shire consent will be liable for on the spot fines.
Lodging Houses, Hostels and Bed and Breakfasts
The Shire’s Environmental Health Officers are required to complete at least 1 inspection every year of all backpacker hostels, lodging houses, bed and breakfasts and motels within the Shire of Broome to ensure that each complies and all health requirements are being met.
To obtain compulsory registration for a lodging house, you need to submit the Lodging House application with the Shire. Panning and building approvals may also apply. Contact the relevant departments for more information.
The National Public Toilet Map provides details of all public amenities available within the Shire of Broome. Note that this is an external site.