Broome, Western Australia

Coordinates: 17°57′43″S 122°14′10″E / 17.96194°S 122.23611°E / -17.96194; 122.23611
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Western Australia
Broome jetty
Broome is located in Western Australia
Coordinates17°57′43″S 122°14′10″E / 17.96194°S 122.23611°E / -17.96194; 122.23611
Population14,660 (2021 census)[1]
Elevation19 m (62 ft)
Time zoneAWST (UTC+08:00)
  • 2,046 km (1,271 mi) NNE of Perth
  • 1,744 km (1,084 mi) WSW of Darwin
LGA(s)Shire of Broome
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
32.2 °C
90 °F
21.2 °C
70 °F
615.1 mm
24.2 in

Broome (Yawuru: Rubibi) is a coastal resort town in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.

The main industries in Broome are fishing, pearling and tourism. It was also a significant place in World War II, after being attacked by the Japanese four times during the war.

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Broome". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 January 2023. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. "The Daily News". Perth, WA. 29 November 1883. p. 3. Retrieved 15 July 2021.