Broomehill

Western Australia

Broomehill is a town on the Great Southern Highway between Katanning and Albany, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.  Broomehill has many interesting sites to see and walking through the village is the best way to see them. The walk will take a couple of hours, depending on whom you meet along the way. There is a map available or you can take a guided walk.

Back in 1893, gold was discovered in Coolgardie and prospectors came from all over Australia to seek their fortunes. The only route available from Albany was via Northam and a shorter route was required.  John Holland and his party set out from Broomehill in April 1893 to carve a track to Coolgardie, which would take about two weeks off travelling time. They arrived there two months later, having covered 330 miles of unexplored country, and cut the longest continuous track in WA.

Today you can still follow the Holland Track and detailed information and a map can be obtained from the Shire office in Broomehill. Best times to travel the track are autumn and, particularly, spring (wildflower season). Holland Park, in the centre of Broomehill, is dedicated to the gutsy explorers who opened up the Holland Track and is a lovely spot to rest or play.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • Caravan Park
  • • Church
  • • Dump Point
  • • Eatery
  • • Museum
  • • Park
  • • Playground/Park
  • • Post Office
  • • Pub/Tavern
  • • Publi Toilets

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Shire of Broomehill – Tambelup
30360 Great Southern Hwy
Broomehill WA 6318
Phone: (08) 9825 3555
Email: mail@shirebt.wa.gov.au

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm