Vehicles & Illegal Camping

Shire of Broome

Throughout the State of Western Australia camping is only permitted in designated camping grounds, caravan parks and on private properties with permission from the owner. If you suspect any unauthorised camping on private property, please contact the Broome Police in the first instance as they may be trespassing.

Permission to stay on the land for extended periods must be sought from the Shire. Whilst the Shire recognises the huge demand for resources during the tourist season, unauthorised camping will not be tolerated and infringement notices will be issued.

Free 24hr roadside rest areas are clearly sign posted and are situated on the Great Northern Highway. Campers staying beyond the legislative period of time may be liable for a $1000 penalty.

For the full list of registered caravan parks in the Shire of Broome please follow this link.

General information

We are sure that you’ll agree that Broome and the surrounding areas are spectacular and iconic locations. Please help us ensure it stays that way by -

  • Book ahead to avoid disappointment. There has been a significant increase in the popularity of tourism in the Kimberley which as a remote area puts pressure on the availability of goods and services.
  • Managing your waste. Dump points are very limited on the Dampier Peninsula. Protect our local environment from surprise blackwater overflows by ensuring you use the dump points in Broome or along the Great Northern Highway.
  • Take your toilet paper, food scraps and other rubbish with you. Even biodegradable products don’t break down as quickly as you think they might and no one likes finding used toilet paper in the bush.
  • Being kind to the community. Many businesses are struggling to get staff and may be experiencing supply issues, and deeply appreciate your support. Please be patient and respectful. Do not enter private property or a community without prior approval.