The Shire of Broome is one of the four Local Government Areas in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia, covering an area of , most of which is sparsely populated. It has a population of 16,360 (ABS 2001), most of whom reside in the town of Broome. Many Aboriginal communities are located around the shire, notably Beagle Bay and One Arm Point.
Broome Road Board was first gazetted in November 1901, which dissolved in 1908 and became part of the West Kimberley Road Board in 1908. The town's residents were governed by a Municipal Council from 1904 until 1918. In 1918, Broome Road Board was once again constituted, with wards for the previous town (Broome) and road district (Dampier). On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire Council following changes to the Local Government Act. Broom is a historical town.
The shire has been divided into 2 wards.
- Broome Ward (7 councillors)
- Dampier Ward (2 councillors)