Broome is the gateway to Western Australia’s Kimberley region, and thanks to its exotic pearling history, is a town rich with stories and culture. Search, compare, and book a hire car easily in Broome with VroomVroomVroom.
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Set off on your Kimberley adventures as soon as you land at Broome Airport (BME). Secure the best rates and a convenient pick-up or drop-off from Broome Airport and our five partner car hire suppliers.
Whether you’re staying in Broome or journeying further afield, collect your hire car from these convenient Broome locations:
11:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
9:00am - 1:00pm Saturday.
9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday.
If you’re planning on hiring a car in Broome and just pottering around town without any Outback excursions, a conventional rental car such as a SUV, sedan or hatchback should be adequate for your needs. On the other hand if you’re bound for the Outback, say east to Fitzroy Crossing or south to Port Hedland, or particularly into the wilderness, then a rental 4WD is a far more prudent choice. Do bear in mind that most hire cars are not permitted to be driven off-road.
In Australia, people drive on the left hand side of the road — even if they are driving a hire car! It seems like a simple point, but if you’re not used to this, it can be an easy thing to forget — especially in moments of anxiety. Remember the cardinal rule: left is best.
Australia’s wildlife is one of its greatest attractions, but if, after you’ve picked up your hire car in Broome, you’re out in the countryside, please remember you’re in their turf and it pays to be extra-aware when driving a rental car out there. Wildlife such as kangaroos and emus can be unpredictable and fast-moving, so watch your speed and keep your distance. If you’re concerned, always slow down.
The default speed limit in Western Australia is 50 km/h in built-up areas and 110 km/h for rural and less developed areas, 100 km/h for vehicles towing a caravan. These may be over-ridden for localised conditions, for example in a school or shared zone the speed limit may be as low as 30 km/h. All of these rules also apply to hire cars. Pay attention to signage and err on the side of caution — always drive at a speed that is appropriate for the road conditions. The West Kimberley region recommends a maximum safe speed at any time of 80 km/h. Speed cameras are common in Western Australia, fines are high and can result in the immediate loss of your licence.
The Kimberley Region, of which Broome is a part, can be on the receiving end of severe weather during the wet season which runs from November to April. Driving on a flooded road can be extremely hazardous, so if you see floodwaters, stop. As little as 15 centimetres of water can take control of a regular hire car, while 30 centimetres is sufficient to cause the loss of control of a 4WD. If you can’t see the road, you also can’t see any damage to it or obstructions. Always stop. Never drive your rental vehicle at high speed through floodwaters.
Western Australia is home to some of the longest — and largest — trucks in the world, some of which can be as long as 60 metres in length, and they’ve well and truly earned their nickname of “road trains.” When overtaking one (always take care, regardless of what you are overtaking), bear in mind that overtaking a road train will take longer than overtaking a regular truck.
In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $68 and AUD $121 per day for a hire car in Broome. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates, use our price comparison tool.
The highest-rated rental car in Broome is a Kia Rio or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.
Avis is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Broome based on recent ratings by our customers.
You can, however, there may be a one-way fee from your supplier. Just select your pick-up and drop-off location when searching for your hire car.
Broome is a beach resort town and the gateway to Western Australia’s Kimberley Region. Known for the 22-kilometre stretch of Cable Beach, dinosaur tracks at Gantheaume Point, and a town steeped in history as a local pearl farming area, there’s plenty to see and do. Here are some of our favourite places to see and stay at around Broome:
Address: Cable Beach 6726
Cable Beach is an iconic, 22-kilometre stretch of white sand where you can take a sunset camel ride, swim, fish, kayak, or attempt to surf when the swell is right. For those wanting to dive into the crystal clear waters, lifeguards patrol the beach from May to October.
Address: 27 Carnarvon Street, Broome 6725
Established in 1916, Sun Picture Garden is considered the oldest operating open-air cinema in the world. Settle in to see the latest flicks under the stars but come prepared to ward off mosquitoes and sandflies by wearing appropriate clothing and putting on insect repellant.
Address: Broome Road, Roebuck 6725
Take a short 15-minute drive from downtown Broome to visit the famous Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Open seven days a week, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, the park is home to colourful birdlife, a cassowary kangaroos, wallabies, emus and more. Don’t miss the famous crocodile feeding featuring some of the largest crocodiles on display in Australia at 3:00pm daily.
Address: 10 Sanctuary Road, Cable Beach 6726
Blue Seas Resort offers self-contained apartments located 500-metres from the famous Cable Beach. Each of the 44 one-bedroom apartments is stylishly furnished and sleeps up to four making them perfect for couples or families.
Address: 1 Cable Beach Road West, Broome 6725
Cable Beach Resort & Spa offers a luxurious place to stay, rest and indulge in luxury surrounds. Set amongst lush tropical gardens, the resort is located near to all of Broome’s attractions and is home to award-winning facilities including an on-site day spa, salon and meditation room.