Established in 1883, the coastal settlement of Broome (pop. 14,000) is located on the western edge of the Kimberley region. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, Broome is one of the most remote settlements in Australia – the town is closer to Timor-Leste than Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Broome’s early prosperity was built on pearling; indentured labour was brought from Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines and China. Today, Broome continues to harvest pearls, but is also a major tourism destination, with adventure tours to Roebuck Bay, the Dampier Peninsula and Rowley Shoals Marine Park. Its most famous attraction is the 22km-long Cable Beach. Apart from its rich European and Asian heritage Broome has a strong connection with the indigenous Yawuru people.
Schools and departments
Our Broome Campus is a unique and multi-faceted Research, Education and Training Hub in the heart of the Kimberley region offering:
- Vocational Education and Training in Education, Health and Nursing
- Tertiary Pathway Program*
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Graduate Certificate in Aboriginal Studies
*The Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP) has been designed for students who do not meet the minimum entry requirements for University admission. The TPP helps students develop new methods of learning and strategies for success, as well as the skills and confidence to study at a university level. It is an alternative pathway into undergraduate study at Notre Dame.
A town bus links most of the major attractions in Broome, including Chinatown, downtown, the university and Cable Beach. The service operates from 7.10am to 7.10pm daily. Taxis are plentiful, with taxi ranks at the airport, Broome Boulevard and the Paspaley Plaza.
Out and about
As Broome is a major tourist centre you’ll find a good range of cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from – plus popular local attractions such as Cable Beach, Sun Pictures, Matso’s Broome Brewery, Pearl Luggers Museum and the Japanese Cemetery. Highlights include the Mango Festival, held every November, and the Staircase to the Moon outdoor food festival from March to October. Whale watching operates from June to September each year.
Address: 88 Guy Street, Broome, WA 6725
Phone: +61 8 9192 0638