Holiday Makers are starting to find jobs in and around Broome
all the year round - particularly in hospitality services.
However, employers usually require a minimum stay of between
2 and 6 months and finding suitable accommodation can be an
Some employers can arrange accommodation.
If you are planning to work in Broome and you are in Perth
or Darwin it is a very good idea to go around to the backpacker
employment agencies because many of the bigger employers in
Broome have permanent listings with agencies due to the high
turnover of staff.
definately save you a lot of time and hassle if you can organise
a job before you arrive in Broome however don't be put off
as many smaller employers rely on adverts in the local hostels
or working holiday backpackers knocking on their doors.
Staying at one of the several backpacker hostels when you
first arrive in Broome is a good idea, but, once you've found
your job, a hostel may not be financially or socially (work
One of the cheapest options may be a tent
(or if you have a 'travelling van') at the Roebuck Bay Caravan
Park. They have a backpacker facility which might be called
the 'animal park', which, as the name suggests, is basic,
but, during peak season may be your only option.
The town of Broome (also called Chinatown) is located on a
peninsular, with town on one side and the famous Cable Beach
on the other side.
When you are in Broome you will refer to where places are
as either being on the town side, or the beach side
(though there is also a 'town beach').
There are backpacker hostels, tourist hotels, resorts, restaurants,
cafes, bars etc on both the town side and beach side of the
For those of you who are in Broome without your own vehicle
there is a bus service which links both sides of the peninsular.
It travels between town and the beach through Broomes mini
suburbia so if you are staying in accommodation on the town
side but work on the beach side, then your o.k...... we think?
Whew! how you going with this, still following?