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Below is a list of options for accommodation, including refuges and safe houses, emergency housing, men’s and women’s shelters, and rent assistance. Additionally, the services directory lists local low cost and alternative accommodation options.

Since April 2019, new tenancy laws have been introduced that allow the termination of a lease within 7 days on the ground of domestic violence

If you cannot find local accommodation support services for your area, you can find state and national accommodation service providers at the bottom of this page, including those offering safe accommodation, rental assistance and tenancy advice.

James Garnaut Horizon House

James Garnaut Horizon House in Broome provides support for young Aboriginal men aged 16 to 22 years who need long term accommodation and care. To be eligible for the St John of God Horizon House program, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Homeless or in need of accommodation and support
  • Aged 16 to 22 years old
  • Willing to work towards receiving a wage or obtaining Centrelink payments
  • Willing to contribute towards their share of rent and utilities – the cost of rent is means tested dependent on income to ensure affordability for all residents
  • Willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support plan for example school, work (voluntary), courses and counselling
  • Prepared to abide by the no smoking rule
  • No current significant issues with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Marnja Jarndu Women’s Refuge

Marnja Jarndu Women’s Refuge provides crisis accommodation for women, with or without children (boys up to 12), who are escaping family or domestic violence.

Find other accommodation in Broome

To find other accommodation in Broome please visit the Visit Broome website.

Mercy Care Broome Short Stay Accommodation

When you need to visit Broome to conduct family and personal business, Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (BASSA) is an option that is affordable, safe and secure.

BASSA has 44 units available with single, double and family beds. Twelve of those units have disability access. When you stay at BASSA you will be provided with breakfast and an evening meal.  On site BASSA also offers a laundry, BBQ area, children’s playground and basketball court. The facility has 24/7 security surveillance for your safety and provides a shuttle service into Broome.

Department for Child Protection and Family Support – Broome

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families. Contact them for assistance to access emergency accommodation.

Broome YHA

The Broome YHA is a hostel in the centre of Broome. Amenities include: Free Wifi, Air Conditionng, BBQ and a Communal Kitchen.

Beaches of Broome

Located 250m from Cable Beach, the Beaches of Broome backbpackers resort offers budget accomodation with double ensuite rooms. Facilities include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Hire and transport
  • Laundry services

State and National Accommodation Services

Pets in Crisis

The Pets in Crisis program offers a temporary home for pets from households experiencing family and domestic violence while their owner seeks refuge or temporary accommodation of their own.

This helps to alleviate some of the logistical stress of removing themselves and their loved ones from a dangerous home environment.

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. The service can provide:

  • telephone counselling
  • information and referral to ongoing face to face services if required

Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:

  • Phone counselling
  • Information and advice
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services, and safe accommodation if required
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence

Crisis Care Helpline

Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Call the Crisis Care Helpline when:

  • You need someone to help sort out a serious problem.
  • You are concerned about the wellbeing of a child.
  • You are escaping domestic violence and need help.
  • You are homeless.

Entry Point Perth

Entrypoint Perth is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia to access accommodation and support options. For individuals and families based in regional Western Australia, they can:

  • provide information on accommodation and support options to assist people to seek their own accommodation
  • assess individual circumstances of people and families experiencing domestic violence and, if eligible, provide formal referrals to crisis accommodation and support options

WAConnect

WAConnect is an online directory where users can search for food relief, financial counsellors and emergency accomodation among other services.

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