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. The Shire's estimated population as at the 2016 census was 16,222 most of whom reside in the town of Broome. Many Aboriginal communities are within the Shire, notably Beagle Bay and Bardi (One Arm Point).
|Shire of Broome|
|Population||16,222 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.290740/km2 (0.753013/sq mi)|
|Area||55,795.6 km2 (21,542.8 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Broome|
The Shire of Broome includes the Rowley Shoals 260 km (162 mi) to the west.
The Shire of Broome was first established as the second Broome Road District on 20 December 1918, when it was separated from the West Kimberley Road District. The area had been previously represented by an earlier Broome Road District (1901-1908) and the Municipality of Broome (1904-1918) but both had merged back into the West Kimberley district.
It was declared a shire with effect from 1 July 1961 following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.
The Shire is divided into two wards.
- Broome Ward (seven councillors)
- Dampier Ward (two councillors)
|Desiree Male||Deputy president|
|Chris Mitchell JP|
|Bruce Rudeforth Jnr|
As of 2021, 142 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Broome,[N1] of which 51 are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them the Sun Picture Gardens, Broome Cable House and Anglican Church of the Annunciation.[N2]
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Broome (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Western Australian Local Government Association. Online Local Government Directory. Shire of Broome". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
- "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
- "Elected Members". www.broome.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
- "Shire of Broome Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
- "Shire of Broome State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2021.