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, 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, 3MB) with emphasis on People Place 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.