Working at the Shire of Broome

1. Overview

Broome is a thriving multi-cultural town, situated on the south western end of the Kimberley region and a prime destination for tourists. The tropical climate and unique natural environment (which includes the world-famous Cable Beach) encourages residents to enjoy the outdoors, whether fishing, camping, swimming or simply relaxing with friends. 

Australian Traveller has voted Broome as #5 in its 2019 edition of 100 Best Towns in Australia. 

As one of the largest employers in town, the Shire of Broome is responsible for providing and maintaining a variety of essential and important services and facilities to residents and visitors. 

Shire Staff are strongly committed to its Strategic Plan - The Plan for the Future(PDF, 4MB) with an emphasis on People, Place and Prosperity.

Working for the Shire of Broome is an opportunity to increase skills, enhance knowledge and be part of a team focused on the future of this unique and special town in the Kimberley. 

2. Your Benefits 

  • Annual Leave: Up to five weeks annual leave.

  • Attractive salary packages.

  • Uniforms.  

  • Employee & family membership for Broome Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

  • Flexible working arrangements: The Shire is supportive of various flexible working arrangements, which may include time in lieu, leave without pay, part-time work, job-share arrangements, variations to ordinary hours and phased retirement. 

3. Your Wellbeing 

  • Employee Assistance Program – 24-hour access, confidential counselling, work-related and personal issues, free to employees and their immediate family members.

  • Health screenings – access to various health screening initiative every year. 

  • Work Health and Safety focus – the Shire has a strong focus on the health and safety of all our employees. 

4. Your Future 

  • Education Assistance and Study Leave: Access to financial support for further studies, as well as study leave. 

  • Training and Development Opportunities: We offer a range of training and development opportunities for employees to improve their knowledge, skills and competency. 

  • Secondments: We encourage employees to seek opportunities, both internally and externally, to further develop their skills and experience. 

  • Employee Recognition Scheme: We encourage staff to reflect on their individual and team achievements and provide the opportunity to celebrate on an annual basis.