4.5 out of 10

Djugun

Ranked 3rd best suburb in Kimberley
-17.9398668045552 122.230939895935
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb of Broome - Close to Everything"

Pros
  • Cable Beach
  • beautiful beaches
  • Chinatown, Cafe's
  • Very Safe Suburb
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Was a great place, now it will be like Port Hedland and Karratha full of miners and fly in / fly out workers"

Broome in general was a great place and Djugun was one of the safest areas of Broome but now the town has a cancer called Woodside/WA Government. There Gas plant will turn Broome into a mining town full of Orange/Yellow workers running it and the local business will suffer even more than they are trying to employ workers.
Might be good if you want to invest in property as once the mine starts house prices will be out of reach for the avg person and you will make a packet in rent.
It's a shame that this will happen as Broome was once a great place for families. To bad the shire never wanted it to change when they should have headed further down the tourist path now they are being forced the mining path. Silly Silly Shire.
Pros
  • Good if you want to invest to make money on rent and property increase
  • Cable Beach
Cons
  • Gas pollution will be a problem soon and lots of it
  • Will be a mining town full of fly in / fly out workers with no care for the town
  • Heat, Humidity
  • most unsafe town
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Nice area"

Nice area with access to everything you need and all the good spots of Broome. Clean area to as opposed to the rest - gas will make prices and rents sky rocket though.
Pros
  • Very Safe Suburb
  • Cable Beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb!"

Fantastic Suburb! Clean, safe and very central to all of Broomes Attractions - Chinatown, Town Beach, Cable Beach and the Port area. Very safe area and everyone looks after their homes to a very high standard. Very happy we moved the family here, we'll be stying for a long time yet!
Pros
  • Very Safe Suburb
  • New
  • Very Well Maintained
  • beautiful beaches
  • Cable Beach
  • Chinatown, Cafe's
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Place"

So much character, history and unique architecture. Family friendly, beautiful beach, great fishing and surprisingly lots to do for a small town. The tourist season gets pretty hectic but that's the price you pay to live in paradise, everyone want's to experience it.
Pros
  • Cable Beach
  • Chinatown, Cafe's
  • The Roey
  • beautiful beaches
Cons
  • Heat, Humidity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"not a safe place to live"

its a quiet town, but once the sun starts setting it can be considerd as the most dangerous town in australia, house getting broken ito is something common and cars damaged and burnt, if you have a scooter it would be stolen, it would have been a great town to invest and live in if it was safer, i wouldnt recomend anyone to invest without staying in broome for quite a while.
Pros
  • beautiful beaches
Cons
  • most unsafe town
Recommended for
  • Tourists
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"The lost pearl town"

It used to be a multicultural family town with home where the gardens were the must important part of their life having parties and playing music... It used to be a pearl town

Now it is a ???? with big tin-shed with windows as house. Not more space for gardens or old architecture, Broome style is gone with the soul and their hart to let place to greed and more greed: Average price for their tin-shed is around $800.000... It is a shame old Mac Alpine house were so beautiful!!!

Living prices are so high that it is not possible for them to find good staff for their shops or for theiir staff to smile about. So, they go with unprofessional people who just come for few month or a few weeks. That result to a very poor service and impossible to find a regular good restaurant to eat....
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"great holiday location"

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Cable Beach - Great place to invest"

Cable Beach is now virtually a suburb of Broome and is only 7 kms from the town centre. Being so close to Broome CBD is a bonus for this town which is one of the most popular tourist beaches in WA. Cable beach has very varied tides and offers over 22 kms of white sandy beach and very blue water, with camel rides being popular with locals and tourists alike. Cable Beach has a shopping centre nearby and younger students can attend the Cable Beach Primary School and travel into Broome to attend high school. Naturally the beach is a big draw card to the area and most of the employment in the area is in the resorts with tourist season being very busy. The climate is hot and humid with a wet and a dry season and the area has its fair share of tropical cyclones. It is around this time that swimmers should take great care as the deadly box jellyfish makes its appearance from November to the end of March. People can also gain work in Broome or out in the mines and make Cable beach their base but be warned property prices in this area are very high in comparison to other areas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet expensive given the distance to Perth"

Broome is a coastal town some 2200 kms north of Perth in the Kimberley’s. The main industry in Broome these days is the tourist industry but was once known for more for the pearling industry. The town was bombed by the Japanese on 3rd march 1942 and 88 people were killed, many injured and much damage to the town sustained. The population of Broome averages around 14,500 but triples that figure in tourist season giving the locals a great economy boost. Serviced by Broome International Airport, travel to the area is relatively easy. Many people who work in the mines call Broome home and return to their properties when not working. Housing in Broome is considerably higher than one would expect given the location and distance from Perth with prices for units well over the $350k mark. There are numerous schools in Broome from preschool, primary and secondary as well as Tafe colleges and a campus of the University of Notre Dame. There are excellent medical facilities in Broome including medical centres and a fully equipped hospital. There are plenty of sporting and recreations facilities including swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts etc and numerous clubs to join to keep you occupied.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Pearl of the Kimberley"

Broome is a bustling and thriving town perched on an area of land between Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. These days it is a busy tourist destination, with associated hotels, resorts, motels and attractions like camel and hovercraft rides.

Its European history began with the pearling industry, and it is still home to several pearl farm operations. A relic of this past is the Japanese Cemetery, where many of the Japanese divers who were employed as pearl divers, were buried.

The main shopping and tourist area is Chinatown, whereas the beautiful Cable Beach Club is on the other side of town, facing the splendour of Cable Beach. Broome accommodation can be difficult to come by in the peak tourist seasons of June, July and August.

A must-do is a having a beer at "The Roey", the Roebuck Bay Hotel.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees