//Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions 2017-12-29T08:31:57+00:00
Broome is 2,200 kilometres North of Perth on the North West coast of Western Australia. Broome Camp School is located on the spectacular Cable Beach – ideally suited for beach activities. We have lush tropical gardens with lots of lawn space for students to enjoy.
Check out our maps & location page on this website for more information.
By Road: the most common method of transport to the Camp School is by bus arranged from your school/area.

By Coach: Greyhound Australia operate daily coach services that depart from Perth and Darwin.

By Air: Air North, Sky West, Qantas and Virgin Blue all fly into Broome and is reached directly from most of the major capital cities around Australia. For travel between the Kimberley and Pilbara there are operators and charter flights available.

It is easy to get around Broome. Local bus services offer hourly services between Broome and Cable Beach. We can provide a list of bus/hire companies. Generally we try and book your itinerary so you only need a bus for two days. For smaller groups, car hire and maxi taxis are an option.
Most of the information is available on our website: this also provides links to external activity providers such as the Crocodile Park etc. Or visit the Broome Visitor Centre website http://www.visitbroome.com.au/
The camp school is available to all schools, colleges and community groups – although schools will be given priority. There are different charges for these two groups so please check the different price lists.
The easiest way to make a booking is through this website where you will find a booking form together with lots of information about the school. The link below will take you directly to the booking form.
Once we receive your application, it will usually take 1-2 weeks. A Booking Form and Hire Agreement will be emailed to you confirming dates. If you are booking for the following year we generally do booking confirmation letters during Term 4.
Generally bookings are heavy in Terms 2 & 3, but there is usually room in Term 4. Please be aware that it starts to get humid in Term 4.
Camp School Fees are set centrally so we will update our information as soon as it becomes available. Historically the increase has been around $1 per person each year.
Yes, a deposit is required to confirm your booking. This will be requested in the booking confirmation letter. Please note the deposit is non- refundable if you cancel your booking.
Please pay by cheque to Broome Camp School or by Electronic Fund Transfer as per details on the invoice. For all external providers a cheque or credit card payment is required at the end of each excursion.
Check out the Booking Terms and Conditions page for detailed information. All cancellations must be in writing.
Broome Camp School offers visitors dorm style accommodation – we have four Dormitories (Kea, Joker, Frosty and Onyx) each with 22 beds, divided into two sections. Total number of beds 88. Staff have a separate room in each dorm section for easy supervision of students. All rooms contain fans and at the moment 2 dorms are air conditioned. Each dormitory has access to communal showers and toilets. For larger groups camping is available in tent style accommodation.
We can provide linen at a cost, if required (2 sheets and 1 pillowslip). You need to bring your own towel and toiletries.
Wheel chair access is available to all areas. Disabled toilets and shower are located near the admin building.
This is a little like how long is a piece of string! Extra costs depend upon what you would like to do with your group – for example a trip on the hovercraft costs a lot more than a walk along the beach – the usual allowance is $150 – $200 per person for each week. We’ve included a calculator on our website to help you budget for your camp – please use this as it is a great tool to estimate your costs. Please be aware however, that sometimes cost increases may occur by outside providers without notice.
Broome Camp School is happy to book local tours and activities on your behalf, please see our website under activities to view all the options currently available. Again the calculator on the website is a great tool for estimating your costs. Things do change throughout the year however, and we will notify you should any activities be withdrawn or of cost changes.
Yes. Broome Camp School is covered under Department of Education policy held with Riskcover. All non-school groups e.g. sporting clubs or community groups are required to have their own public liability insurance. Proof of currency must be provided at the time of booking.
During the dry months (May-October) the weather is generally fine with temperatures in the mid 20’s – low 30’s. Humidity levels are low. The nights are cool, with overnight temps averaging 12 degrees. Usually there is no rain. During the wet season the temperature is usually in the 30’s with the overnight temperature in the 20’s. Humidity levels are much higher. Please note that only 2 dorms are air-conditioned.
Broome Camp School is located on 10 acres of natural bushland and landscaped gardens overlooking the famous Cable Beach.
Just call us – on 9192 1421