Broome Entry Sign

Although extremely remote, Broome is still one of Australia’s most sought-after tourist destinations. Founded in the 1800s, the town is known for its history of pearling, which brought people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds to this isolated spot in north-western WA.

Cable Beach, sunset camel rides, pearling and outback trekking still bring visitors from all over the world to Broome, and Shire of Broome decided it was time for a suitable entry statement to welcome travelers. Working with Danthonia’s designers, they settled on this simple but striking design mounted on a plinth of local stone.

The sign features an indigenous greeting of welcome from the Yawuru people, and a line drawing of the iconic pearl oyster. An in-ground light illuminates the pylon at night.