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Shire of Broome
Western Australia
Broome LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population: 13,059 (2006 census)
Established: 1918
Area: 55795.6 km² (21,542.8 sq mi)
Mayor: Graeme Campbell
Council Seat: Broome
Region: Kimberley
State District: Kimberley
Federal Division: Kalgoorlie
LGAs around Shire of Broome:
Cocos Christmas Island Derby-West Kimberley
Indian Ocean Shire of Broome Derby-West Kimberley
East Pilbara East Pilbara East Pilbara

The Shire of Broome is one of the four Local Government Areas in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia, covering an area of 55,796 square kilometres (21,543 sq mi), most of which is sparsely populated. It has a population of 16,360 (ABS 2001), most of whom reside in the town of Broome. Many Aboriginal communities are located around the shire, notably Beagle Bay and Bardi (One Arm Point).



Broome Road Board was first gazetted in November 1901, which dissolved in 1908 and became part of the West Kimberley Road Board in 1908. The town's residents were governed by a Municipal Council from 1904 until 1918. In 1918, Broome Road Board was once again constituted, with wards for the previous town (Broome) and road district (Dampier). On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire Council following changes to the Local Government Act.


The shire has been divided into 2 wards.

  • Broome Ward (7 councillors)
  • Dampier Ward (2 councillors)


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