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Derby and Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation

Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (DASSA)

The Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (DASSA) opened in September 2014 as a 28 room, 54 bed service for Aboriginal individuals and families. This service provides short term accommodation and support for Aboriginal people and their families who travel to Derby from remote communities, mostly for culture and health reasons. DASSA operates in partnership with Centacare Kimberley and a local Advisory Group which includes significant local Aboriginal people.

Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (BASSA)

The Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (BASSA) has 44 units available with single, double and family beds. Similar to DASSA, it provides an affordable, safe and secure option for individuals and families travelling to Broome. BASSA operates in partnership with Centacare Kimberley, Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd and the Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Cooperation.