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Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service

Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service (KMHDS) provides specialist mental health services to the Kimberley for all age groups. The service aims to deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, community focused mental health services to residents of & visitors to the Kimberley. KCADS provides assessment, counselling and referral and support to people who are experiencing problems as a result of their own, or someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Participation in KCADS services is voluntary.

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Kimberley Employment Services – Job Active

Kimberley Employment Services can offer you:

  • Experienced local Employment Advisors who are focused on your individual needs;
  • Access to soft skills training and accredited courses;
  • Assistance to prepare a resume, motivational coaching, assistance to improve your interview skills;
  • Use of the facilities in our Broome Office including phone, fax, computers, internet, and newspapers;
  • Employment Advisors who will actively reverse market you to prospective employers;
  • Support and assistance for up 6 months after you start your job.
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Kimberley Medical Group

Kimberley Medical Group (KMG) is a mixed billing family medical practice in Broome. Services include:

  • General Medicine: Treatment of general medical conditions
  • Chronic Disease: Including preventative health care and management
  • Mental Health Services: Providing support relating to a wide range of mental health issues
  • Women’s Health: Including antenatal and postnatal care and family planning support
  • Children’s Health: Sick kids clinic on Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7.30 -8.30am
  • Men’s Health: Friendly and professional care for a number of men’s health issues.
  • Aboriginal Health: Supporting improvements in the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people through the Kimberley
  • Skin Checks: Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of all skin cancers and lesions
  • Aviation Medicine: Aviation medical examination for commercial and private pilot licences and air traffic controllers
  • Medical Assessments: Both pre employment and insurance assessments
  • Sexual Health: Prevention, investigation and management of STIs
  • Vaccinations: Vaccinations and immunisations for all people – young or old
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Kimberley DFES Office – Broome

DFES works in collaboration with Western Australian communities and other government agencies to help prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from diverse hazards including fires, cyclones and floods, to name a few.

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Kimberly and Pilbara Lawyers – Broome

Kimberley and Pilbara Lawyers can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law and de facto relationships, including:

  • Marriage, De Facto and Divorce Law
  • Divorce in Australia including preparing and serving divorce papers
  • Legal separation issues
  • Annulment of marriages
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Legal representation at Family Court
  • Children’s issues
  • Relocation
  • Parenting orders for child custody and visitation
  • Parental rights, father’s rights and grandparent’s rights
  • Guardianship of children
  • Children’s Court
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Kimberley Family Violence Team

The WA Police can help you with a police order. A Police Order provides temporary but instant protection for a person who is being threatened, harassed or intimidated. It provides temporary relief to allow the opportunity for a person to attend court to obtain a Restraining Order.

They can also help you to get a Restraining Order, find a refuge or alternative accommodation. They can also refer you to support agencies such as Crisis Care, counselling services and legal services such as the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Legal Unit.

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KGT Employment

The KGT Skills Centre provides a unique training service focused on industry-skills-integrated literacy and numeracy development to enable employment.

Development plans are individually tailored to participants’ gaps and needs, and training is delivered in an engaging, culturally appropriate environment. The pace of learning is governed by participants’ progression, with a flexible approach to timeframes.

Individuals will complete their Skills Centre development once pre-determined literacy, numeracy and industry skills goals are achieved.

It is expected that graduates will commence a traineeship/apprenticeship, enter mainstream employment or continue with further education.

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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.
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HFM Legal

HFM Legal can assist with:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Child and parenting issues
  • Financial agreements
  • Child support agreements
  • Relocation
  • Restraining orders
  • Consent orders
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Guardianship and Administration
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headspace Broome

headspace Broome is a free youth health service dedicated to supporting young people aged 12-25.

At headspace Broome they understand that sorting things out is not always easy, so to make things a little easier they offer a one stop shop with a variety of services to meet your needs.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID – 19 Headspace Broome are not supporting from their physical location. They will still be supporting young people through phone counselling and online options such as video conferencing.

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Find other accommodation in Broome

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

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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.

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Cyrenian House Milliya Rumurra Outreach Service

CHMR is a partnership between Cyrenian House and Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation which delivers alcohol and other drug prevention services to parts of the West Kimberley region. Cyrenian House Milliya Rumurra Outreach Service include free and confidential:

  • Assessment and referral
  • Counselling including single session (adult, youth and family)
  • Group programs
  • Diversion programs for people referred by police and the courts
  • Services for youth (including support for schools)
  • Services for people referred by other agencies including mental health, corrective services, child protection and general practitioners
  • Case management including shared care
  • Community based prevention and community development activities
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Centacare Kimberley – Breakfast Program

Breakfast Program offers a free nutritional meal on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am – 9:00am to individuals, couples and families who are facing financial hardship and/or are homeless. (Wheelchair access available)

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Centacare Kimberley – Emergency Relief

Centacare Kimberley is able to offer a range of supports to people on Centrelink Income Payment who are experiencing financial hardship in Broome, Kununurra and Balgo. They provide eligible people with food and clothing vouchers, and can give people access to food items and home starter packs when available.

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Centacare Kimberley-Homelessness Support

Centacare Kimberley works with community groups to give people access to services such as, health and wellbeing support, tenancy support, drug and alcohol counselling, family and men’s relationship counselling, mental health support, emergency relief, and income support.

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Centacare Kimberley – Mental Health Support Service

Centacare Kimberley is able to offer people living with a mental illness the opportunity to access and maintain long term stable accommodation. Through a partnership with the Department of Housing, Centacare Kimberley is able to register a limited number of people on a dedicated waitlist that gives them priority access to a public or social housing tenancy.

To be eligible to access this program a person must have a diagnosed mental illness and be engaged with a medical practitioner (Doctor) or the Kimberley Mental Health Team in Broome. People who are in the Broome Mental Health Unit at Broome Hospital have priority access to this service, as the aim of the program is to support people with a mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Broome Circle – Financial Management Program

The Financial Management Program (FMP), Broome CIRCLE offers many services that support people experiencing financial crisis. If you are in this situation, seeing a member of the Broome Circle FMP team could help to improve your personal financial situation and meet personal goals.

A Capability Worker can help you with:

  • Creating and managing a sustainable budget
  • Managing your bills and payments
  • Support and advocacy with other agencies such as Horizon Power or Homes West
  • Tips for saving and creating a savings plan
  • Information about bank accounts, fees and online banking
  • Setting up Centrepay payments
  • Support in accessing a No Interest Loan for essential household items and services

Financial Counsellors can help you with your complex financial needs such as:

  • Support dealing with credit and debt issues
  • Negotiating affordable payment plans
  • Dealing with car or house repossession
  • Help getting debt collectors off your back
  • Superannuation queries
  • Accessing entitlements including insurance matters
  • Help sorting out deceased estates
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Broome Health Campus

Broome Health Campus provides a 24 Hour Emergency Department and an acute psychiatric unit and paediatric ward.

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Broome Public Library

Broome Library provides free Wi-Fi, Internet access and computer terminals are available for everyone.

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