The Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (BASSA) is:
We offer a great place to stay in Broome, when you or your family are visiting whether it be for health or training reasons, or perhaps big family gatherings or cultural events.
You can stay with us for up to 28 days (4 weeks) at a time. When you stay with us, you get:
Prices (as of January 2020)
Discounts apply for health care card holders:
Children under 3yrs stay free. Family discounts and capped weekly rates apply.
During your stay with us, we can connect you with Aboriginal Support Workers, who can help you set-up appointments with services such as Money Management Services, Department of Child Protection, Centrelink, Employment Services etc. Support Workers are also available to assist with forms and guide you through the booking/check-in process.
BASSA offers a shuttle service into Broome, with set pick up and drop off points around Broome.
While BASSA is an Aboriginal-specific accommodation service, certain non-Aboriginal family members or carers may be eligible to stay.
We are accessible to people with disabilities, with family, double bed and single bed units available. If required, carers can be accommodated in the unit next door (subject to availability).
BASSA stands for Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodaiton. BASSA caters for Aboriginal people visiting Broome for a short period of time. They may be visiting Broome for business, medical, cultural, judicial or family reasons. The BASSA service is a short stay (maximum of 28 days) facility and not a long-term accommodation option.
Short-term (maximum of 28 days) accommodation is available.
BASSA can accommodate up to 100 guests. It has 44 until with 68 beds in total.
BASSA is an Aboriginal specific service. Non-Aboriginal guests who are accompanying an immediate family member, or who are providing direct support to the Aboriginal clients, are eligible to stay at the facility.
Yes, there are 12 accessible units. Family, double bed and single bed units are available. If required and subject to availability, carers can be accommodated in the unit next door.
BASSA is not a crisis accommodation facility or a homeless shelter. Guests seeking to stay at the facility will need to articulate their reason for being in Broome, how long they are proposing to stay, and their return home date. This information is gathered upon arrival to ensure they are referred to appropriate support services during their stay if required. Guests that are experiencing homelessness will be supported and linked with appropriate support services.
BASSA only offers bus pick up and drop off points within Broome.
In person, by telephone or via referral from an agency.
8.00am – 9.00pm
BASSA is managed by MercyCare in partnership with Centacare Kimberley, Nyamba Buru Yawuru and Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation.
We also offer short-term accommodation services in Derby.
To make a booking, organise a site tour, or find out more information about BASSA, please contact us to find out more:
Phone: (08) 6151 1970