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Living in broome?

a friend and i are looking to more to broome in jan. we are both 18 and are coming from perth. do u think we will enjoy broome for long term living..a year or so? what is it like 4 young ppl, night life? finding a house? getting jobs? i appreciate any help or adivice i can get.

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Living in broome?

Hi Southgirl,

Have a look at this web page for more info.


its a small town, so if looking for work I suggest you find something before heading off......maybe look at getting the local paper...


Good luck with everything !

Perth, Australia
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2. Re: Living in broome?

Hi southgirl89, Broome is fabulous for young people, my hubbys cousin has lived and worked there for 13 years. We go up every year in Jan/ Feb.We recently sent our 19 year old daughter up there to stay for a weeks break, she absolutely adored Broome and would have loved to go and work there if she didnt have such a good job in perth. Housing is a problem apparently there is a huge rental shortage and the prices are very high. It is better to find share accomodation. The resorts are always looking for staff, they have a high turnover due to backpackers passing through, work for 6 months, then head off, so I dont think you would have a problem finding work in the high season. We speak to alot of the young workers up there and they really enjoy it, its not for everyone, I coudnt imagine working in the heat and humidity of the monsoon season, but if I was 20 years younger Id be there in a flash haha. Best of luck. Sue

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Thanks heaps for your reply! If i dont find a house i guess ill have to stay in a caravan park or sumthing untill a house comes along. mabey ill c u up there, im moving on jan 5th! thanks agen

Broome, Australia
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4. Re: Living in broome?

There's heaps of work in Broome, but as per one of the previous letters, accommodation is a real problem. If you work for Cable Beach club, then they have purchased one of the older resorts to house their staff - looks like good fun to me. We have lived here for around 8 years and are about to move to Cairns - we're both in our mid 50's and found that you soon get used to the Wet and the humidity of the tropics. It's a very social town and I think you will enjoy it all, but, yes, housing is a real issue and many are leaving because the rentals are impossible to meet. I hope you get to experience working and living in Broome.

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