Recreation

Beach Safety

In the interests of public safety and enjoyment, the Shire of Broome provides a beach lifeguard service in partnership with Surf Life Saving WA and the Broome Surf Life Saving Club. During the dry season there are daily patrols of the swimming area on Cable Beach marked by red and yellow flags in front of the Broome Surf Life Saving Club.

Lifeguards provide a first aid and rescue service to the public on Cable Beach and can answer questions relating to beach safety, jellyfish and tides.

During the dry season lifeguards can be contacted on 0427 693 753. During the wet season contact Shire of Broome Rangers on 0407 382 079.

Phone 0427 693 753

Beach Wheelchairs

The Shire has four custom-built water-submersible wheelchairs that allow people with disabilities easy navigation across the sand and into the water at Cable Beach, Town Beach and BRAC.

Wheelchairs are available for loan, free of charge from the Shire of Broome. For further information go to www.broome.wa.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Beaches/Beach-Wheelchair-Loan

Shire of Broome Information
Additional Information 9191 3456

Beach Vehicle Access

Cable Beach – The Cable Beach vehicle access ramp is located directly in front of the Cable Beach Club Resort, at the northern end of Cable Beach Road West. All vehicles entering the beach must proceed to the north of the exposed rocks. The area to the south of the vehicle access ramp is prohibited for vehicles. It is also prohibited for vehicles to park in front of the vehicle access ramp. Please observe the 15km/h speed limit at all times while driving on the beach.

To limit the impact of vehicles on nesting turtles in Broome, Cable Beach will be closed at night to all vehicles throughout the turtle nesting season from 8pm to 6am, 1 October to 28 February. Cable Beach will also be closed to all vehicles two hours either side of high tides of 9m or greater. The gate at the Cable Beach Amphitheatre will be locked in place during the temporary closures. Amphitheatre vehicle access is permitted at all other times.

Gantheaume Point – Vehicle access to Gantheaume Point is restricted to 500m north of the vehicle access point. The limit is marked by a sign in the sand dunes.

Shire of Broome Information
Additional Information 0407 382 079

Off-Road Vehicles 

(also see Beach Vehicle Access)

The Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas) Act 1978 applies in the Broome town site. There are areas within the Shire that are set aside for use by road-registered off-road vehicles.

Cars 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 road only. However to limit the impact of vehicles on nesting turtles in Broome, Cable Beach will be closed at night to all vehicles throughout the turtle nesting season from 8pm to 6am, October 1 to February 28.

Cable Beach will also be closed to all vehicles two hours either side of high tides of 9m or greater. The gate at the Cable Beach Amphitheatre will be locked into place during the temporary closures. Amphitheatre vehicle access is permitted at all other times.

At Gantheaume Point vehicles are only permitted to travel between the high and low watermarks for 500m metres from the access road. No unregistered vehicles, motorbikes or beach buggies are permitted on Cable Beach or Gantheaume Point Beach.

In order to conserve Broome’s dune system, motor vehicles or motorbikes are not permitted in the dunes from Gantheaume Point through to Cable Beach and Coconut Well including the lagoon.

The maximum speed limit on all beach areas is 15km/h.

Shire of Broome Information
Additional Information 9191 3456

Youth

The Shire of Broome employs a Youth and Community Development Co-ordinator in partnership with Rio Tinto to oversee the It Starts With You - Youth Framework that guides the Shire of Broome's involvement in youth services.

The framework was developed through consultation with young people and community members who live and work closely with youth.

The framework sets out the key priorities for young people in Broome and illustrates a vision for the outcomes and opportunities we want to see for young people in Broome. The framework outlines strategies for the Shire of Broome to work with community partners, key stakeholders and young people to achieve this vision.

Additionally the Shire of Broome Youth Advisory Council (YAC) gives young people the opportunity to have their say on issues that affect them.