About the Shire
The Shire of Broome is located in the south-west Kimberley in the far north of Western Australia and covers approximately 56,000 square kilometres, boasting a coastline of 900 kilometres which includes the world famous Cable Beach.
Broome has experienced rapid and continued growth over the last decade to become one of the fastest growing towns in the State.
The town is full of charm, right on the Indian Ocean's doorstep. From its colourful, romantic past to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach - the colours and moods of Broome abound.
Remnants of Broome's exotic pearling past are everywhere. The town's multicultural society ensures a wonderful array of gourmet tastes, colourful characters and cultural influences. Chinatown is home to some of the world's finest Pearl Showrooms along with a variety of retail outlets, most of which are open 7 days a week. Broome also houses a number of excellent galleries featuring work from renowned international and local artists and offer a unique selection of aboriginal art.
Broome has many attractions some of which include the 130 million year old dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point, the lively Courthouse Markets on Saturday mornings, the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon, guided tours into the history of Broome's pearling history, Willie Creek Pearl Farm - the only pearl farm in the Kimberley that is open to the public, and the Broome Bird Observatory.
With its tropical climate, multicultural community and its many natural attractions, Broome is the gateway to the Kimberley.