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Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation

When you need to visit Broome to conduct family and personal business, Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (BASSA) is an option that is affordable, safe and secure.

BASSA has 44 units available with single, double and family beds. Twelve of those units have disability access. When you stay at BASSA you will be provided with breakfast and an evening meal.  On site BASSA also offers a laundry, BBQ area, children’s playground and basketball court. The facility has 24/7 security surveillance for your safety and we provide a shuttle service into Broome.

Aboriginal Support Workers are available to help you in the booking process and discuss with you what support services may be required during your stay.


  • Maximum length of stay is 28 Days
  • BASSA is an Aboriginal specific service. Non-Aboriginal guests who are accompanying an immediate family member or providing a support service to an Aboriginal person are eligible to stay
  • Alcohol and drug free premise at all times

For a site tour, to make a  booking or find out more information please contact us or fill out our Accommodation Enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Contact us

8 Dickson Drive, Broome WA 6725

BASSA is managed by MercyCare in partnership with  Centacare Kimberley, Nyamba Buru Yawuru and Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation.


MercyCare also manages the Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (DASSA) facility, click here if you want to find out more about our Derby site.


  1. What is the BASSA? 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.
  2. When is the BASSA opening? The facility is opening on 4 December 2018.
  3. How long can people stay at the BASSA? Short-term (maximum of 28 days) accommodation is available.
  4. How big is BASSA?  BASSA can accommodate up to 100 guests. It has 44 until with 68 beds in total.
  5. Is BASSA only for Aboriginal people? 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.
  6. Is the BASSA accessible for people with disabilities? 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.
  7. Is the BASSA an option for people experiencing homelessness? 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.
  8. Will BASSA provide transport options? BASSA only offers bus pick up and drop off points within Broome.
  9. Who is managing the service? MercyCare have been appointed as managers of the BASSA and will implement a management structure that will closely align with the model successfully implemented at the Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation facility. Department of Communities will manage the contract with MercyCare. MercyCare will operate onsite management of the facility and offer support services for guests. 
  10.  How do I make a booking at the BASSA? In person, by telephone or via referral from an agency.
  11.  What are the reception opening hours? 8.00am - 9.00pm


Rates as of December 2018.

Daily and weekly rates available for adults and children. Special discounted rates if you have a health care card and for families. Children under three stay for free.

Included in rates per night include accomodation breakfast and evening meal.

StatusEmployedHealth Care Card
Daily Rate Adult$30 a night      $195 a week$15 a night      $98 a week
Daily Rate Child $15 a night      $83 a week$10 a night      $55 a week
Under 3 years oldFREEFREE
Family discount (over 3 children)Rate for fourth child and above is $8 a nightRate for fourth child and above is $6 a night
Capped Weekly Rate for large families. Not applicable $380 for mum, dad and five children. An additional $35 to be added on top of this per extra child.