Vehicles & Illegal Camping


Vehicle Parking

The Rangers patrol the town site to regulate and implement Parking Local Laws. Check for signs indicating a time, use or purpose of parking areas and facilities.

Parking infringement notices are issued and are payable at the Shire office or by post.

Cable Beach Vehicle Management

The Control of Vehicles (Off Road Areas) Act 1978 applies to the Broome town site. There are off-road areas on Cable Beach set aside for use by road-registered vehicles. Motorcars and other road-registered vehicles are permitted to drive /and or park between the high and low watermarks on Cable Beach to the north of the access ramp at Cable Beach Reserve.

At Gantheaume Point vehicles are only permitted to travel between the high and low watermarks for 500 metres from the access ramp. The areas in which vehicles are permitted are clearly sign posted.

Unregistered vehicles are NOT permitted on any part of Cable Beach.

In order to conserve Broome's dune system, motor vehicles and motorbikes are not permitted above the high water mark, in sand dunes and in lagoon areas. The speed limit on all beach areas is 15km per hour. This limit is strictly enforced.

Should you breach the Control of Vehicles (Off Road Areas) Act you may be liable for a maximum penalty of $1000.

Illegal Camping

Throughout the State of Western Australia camping is only permitted in designated camping grounds, caravan parks and on private properties with permission from the owner. If you suspect any unauthorised camping on private property, please contact the Broome Police in the first instance as they may be trespassing. 

Permission to stay on the land for extended periods must be sought from the Shire. Whilst the Shire recognises the huge demand for resources during the tourist season, unauthorised camping will not be tolerated and infringement notices will be issued.

Free 24hr roadside rest areas are clearly sign posted and are situated on the Great Northern Highway. Campers staying beyond the legislative period of time may be liable for a $1000 penalty.

For camping locations please visit the Broome Visitor Centre.

For more information about caravanning and camping in the Shire of Broome please follow this link.