The Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre is located on and combines indoor and outdoor recreation facilities for the whole family

The centre’s 25 metre, 8 lane outdoor pool is protected by shade sails and has a lagoon pool and spa feature. Activities include aqua classes, learn to swim, lap swimming and water polo. The pool is also the venue for regional swimming carnivals such as the Kimberley Short Course Championships. Heated during the dry season and under shade during the wet season, you can be sure the water’s always the perfect temperature.

BRAC is responsible for several ovals within the Shire including Male Oval in Chinatown, Haynes Oval on Frederick Street and Fr McMahon and Joseph “Nipper” Roe fields in the BRAC complex. These venues are available to hire and are used extensively by local sporting groups such as West Kimberley Football League, Broome Touch Association, Broome Cricket Association and Broome Soccer Association.

The stadium at BRAC is set up for many sports including basketball, netball, volleyball and indoor soccer. It is also used for other activities such as Tae Kwon Do, circus skills workshops, group fitness, social badminton and table tennis. The stadium has two courts and can be hired out casually or on a regular basis.

There is a multipurpose room within the centre which can be used for regular or one off meetings, group fitness classes, workshops and educational courses. It is air conditioned, carpeted and can be set up with chairs, tables, whiteboard and TV/DVD facilities.

The centre has a number of outdoor netball/basketball courts and 8 tennis courts. These outdoor courts are all under lights so you can enjoy a game in the cooler evenings. They are available for season or casual hire and the centre also has racquets for hire.


The Broome Public Library is equipped to meet the needs of members of the community who are in need of special Library facilities. The Library has access ramps, desks and bathroom facilities to meet disability access requirements.

The Library offers titles in audio formats, larger print and a DVD Collection. A home delivery service is available to patrons who are unable to make the journey to the Library.


The Shire offers a range of initiatives which ensure facilities and services are inclusive and accessible to people of all abilities


The Shire of Broome has three aquatic wheelchairs available for loan to enable all people to enjoy the pleasures of Broome’s beautiful beaches and the Town Beach Water Playground


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