Shire Facilites

Broome Civic Centre

The new Broome Civic Centre provides residents and visitors to Broome a quality venue for a wide variety of cultural, group or private events with a distinctive sense of character and atmosphere. Broome’s multicultural community is the proud and defining element in the character of the town, and this much-loved centre’s combination of indoor rooms and outdoor spaces adopts and complements Broome’s lifestyle and history.

The Jimmy Chi Hall is a big polished wooden hall space suitable for performances, weddings, functions, conferences and audiences of all kind, with seating capacity for 350. Features include acoustic ceiling and wall treatments, insulation and centrally controlled air-conditioning, lighting and AV capabilities, raised wooden stage (painted black) with lighting, curtains, tabs and cyclorama, backstage area with loading dock and scissor lift to stage level and a caterer’s kitchen.

The Pigram Garden Theatre offers a covered outdoor stage with lighting and audio capabilities and seating for 250. Other features include an AV room, terraced space for casual seating, veranda area for pre-function events and a servery bar.

Sammy Room offers an additional break-out space to both Jimmy Chi Hall and Pigram Garden Theatre. Alternatively, the room can be used separately as a pre-function gathering place, meeting room or workshop space.

For bookings and enquiries, contact

Shire of Broome Information
Phone 9191 8780
Fax 9191 3455
Email shire@broome.wa.gov.au
Website www.broomeciviccentre.com.au

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre

The Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre is located on Cable Beach Road, Broome. Information can be obtained from www.broome.wa.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Broome-Recreation-Aquatic-Centre.

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre Information
Phone 9191 8720
Email brac@broome.wa.gov.au

The community and visitors can enjoy sporting, aquatic and recreational needs, all year round at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre. 

The facility is open seven days a week from:

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre Open Hours Information
Monday to Thursday 5.45am to 9pm (pool close 7.30pm)
Friday 5.45am to 7.30pm (pool close 6.30pm)
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
Public Holidays 10am to 5pm

Facilities include:

  • Eight lane lap pool
  • Free form lagoon pool with beach style entrance
  • The Nautilus inflatable
  • Two air conditioned squash courts
  • Stadium - two indoor multi-purpose courts
  • Four outdoor netball/basketball courts with lights
  • Eight outdoor tennis courts with lights
  • Function Room
  • Crèche
  • Kiosk
  • Sports Fields – Two multipurpose fields (Joseph “Nipper” Roe Sports Field, Father McMahon Sports Field) – AFL, soccer, touch, cricket and softball. Lights available on
  • Father McMahon Sports Field.
  • Glenn and Pat Medlend Pavilion

The Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre offers the following in-house programs and services:

  • Learn to Swim
  • School Holiday Programs for ages 5-12
  • Aquatic Education Courses: Bronze Medallion, Pool Lifeguard, Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety and Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 - Resort Pools
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Group fitness classes
  • Social badminton
  • Tennis court hire
  • Squash court hire
  • Function room hire
  • Crèche for five years and younger

The BRAC Learn to Swim program is endorsed by the Royal Lifesaving Society. The program caters for children six months to 14 years. Classes are conducted during terms one, three and four. The centre also offers 8 to10 day intensive Learn to Swim programs during the school holidays.

Aqua Aerobics classes are conducted all year round. The solar heating and pool blankets ensure that dry season water temperatures are a comfortable 26 to 28 degrees; perfect for water based aerobic activities. Qualified and experienced instructors tailor classes for all ages and fitness levels. Aqua Senior classes are extremely popular; arrive early so you don’t miss out.

The Multipurpose Room is available for conferences, meetings, training and seminars. State of the art equipment will ensure your booking will be presented in a professional manner. Catering is available upon request. Contact the bookings officer on 9193 7677 to secure your booking.

The Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre hosts the following clubs and associations:

  • Broome Swimming Club – Barracudas
  • Broome Netball Association
  • Broome Basketball Association
  • Broome Squash Club
  • Broome Tennis Club
  • West Kimberley Football League
  • West Kimberley Junior Football League
  • Broome Soccer Association
  • Broome Touch Association

Programs and activities are subject to change at any time. Information and brochures are available from the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre.

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre Open Hours Information
Additional Information 9191 8720

Cemeteries

The Shire of Broome is responsible for the administration of Broome’s cemeteries. The layout of Broome Cemetery, situated on Port Drive, reflects the unique nature of the area and its strong sense of community.

A walk through the cemetery highlights different “family” sections and there are a considerable number of names on headstones that can also be seen in Broome Street names. The Chinese, Japanese, Muslim and Jewish sections are testament to Broome’s rich and diverse cultural history.

The Pioneer Cemetery at Town Beach was initially established as the seafarer’s cemetery and is the burial or commemoration place for a number of significant people in Broome’s early history.

This cemetery is now closed for burials and it is classified an historic site with conditions for management and maintenance set out by the Heritage Council of Western Australia.

Shire of Broome Information
Additional Information 9191 3456

Footpaths

The Shire of Broome regularly inspects and maintains its paths and public places and encourages you to alert us throughout the year to any that may be damaged or pose an access hazard.

If you see a damaged path or a hazard making access difficult, please complete a form and return to the Shire of Broome. If the area you have identified is not a Shire responsibility we will forward your report to the appropriate body.

Additional Information 9191 3456

Library

Membership is free to Broome residents on sighting suitable documentation which shows a Broome residential address, such as a current WA Driver’s Licence, social security card, rates notice, Horizon Power account, bank statement, rental receipt or lease from a real estate agent, and to travellers who hold a WA library card. Interstate and overseas visitors are asked to provide their credit card details and to sign an authorisation form.

Six items can be borrowed for a two-week period. Items can be renewed, if not reserved. Membership cards must be produced to borrow. Please report lost or stolen cards immediately so you are not held accountable for the misuse of your card. Replacement cost for membership cards is $5.

Shire of Broome Information
Additional Information 9191 3477

Playgrounds

The Parks and Gardens Department maintains playgrounds throughout the Shire of Broome. Weekly safety checks are made as well as an annual audit by an accredited playground safety inspector to ensure the infrastructure is in a safe condition. Also see Water Playground.

Shire of Broome Information
Additional Information 9191 8706

Toilets

Public toilets are cleaned and serviced daily by the Shire at Cable Beach, Town Beach, Male Oval and Gantheaume Point.

Additional Information 9191 3456

Waste Management Facility (Tip)

The Waste Management Facility is located on Buckleys Road, about 7.5km from town. The facility is open from 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Saturday including public holidays, and from 8am to 2pm Sunday. The facility is closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

The Shire is committed to diverting waste from landfill and has established a Drop-off Area to assist with the separation of waste into its separate waste streams. Residents are encouraged to load waste onto their vehicles so it can be unloaded separately at the Drop-off Area.

The sorted waste streams include:

  • Items able to be reused;
  • Hazardous items like batteries, gas bottles and items requiring refrigerant de-gassing;
  • Concrete/bricks/pavers
  • Tyres;
  • Steel; and
  • Green waste.

A voucher system is in place for domestic refuse with vouchers being attached to annual Rates Notices. Please note that certain waste types are not covered under the domestic voucher with fees and charges applicable. Please contact the Waste Management Facility or visit www.broome.wa.gov.au for an updated schedule of fees and charges.

Shire of Broome Information
Additional Information 9192 8018

Water Playground

Town Beach

Designed to be all inclusive the Town Beach Water Playground meets access specifications so children of all abilities are able to participate in water play. Open from 9am to 5pm except Tuesday the water playground consists of a misty twisty, whale tail sprayer, sneaky soakers, and a froggy-o sprayer. The water is activated when the user presses the start button causing it to run through a cycle. The cycle is then repeated and randomly set to activate different patterns when the start button is continued to be pressed.

The water is recycled and UV filtered in addition to being chlorinated. Broome’s water playground contains the latest design elements to ensure the highest water quality is achieved.