The Broome Community Resource Centre (CRC) has been operating since 1991. It is a friendly local community centre that is community owned and managed as a not-for-profit organisation.
Broome CRC is equipped with high tech facilities. Our purpose is to provide services that enable the community and stimulate the creative use of telecommunications and computer technology for information access, education, employment, training and business enterprise. We provide no-cost/low-cost modern technology services to the community to help you achieve your personal and business goals.
We exist for the good of the whole community and in order to provide both community and economic benefits. We provide a space for those who have limited or no facilities of their own, so it is a place for individuals, community groups, small and new business owners to come and work online on their enterprises. Many people have smart devices yet still need services for things that aren’t possible on handheld devices, such as printing and scanning. More than half of our customers utilise these services, either self-service or assisted.
Our purpose is to develop and provide access to innovative programs, drive social, business and economic development utilising technology and resources to support youth, community groups, small business and individuals in the Broome Community.
Broome CRC was one of three Learning Network Centres in Western Australia, opened in 1991. The Learning Network Centres were established to make training courses available to remote regions. Over time, Learning Network Centres evolved into Telecentres, designed as a communication centre for local businesses and community members, and grew to a network of around 100 centres in regional Western Australia. Telecentres linked country Western Australia with trade, employment and training opportunities through the emerging internet – locally, regionally, inter- and intra-state and internationally.
In 2011, our 20th year, the Telecentre network was rebranded as a network of Community Resource Centres although many people still refer to us as the Telecentre.
Broome Community Resource Centre relaunched with expanded capabilities, thanks to funding from Royalties for Regions, including public access computers, a range of office services, video conferencing, exam supervision and regular computer and other short training classes.
Western Australian Community Resource Network (WACRN)
The Western Australian Community Resource Network (WACRN) is comprised of over 100 rural, remote and regional Community Resource Centres (CRCs). CRCs provide access to government and community services and information, and undertake community, business and economic development activities.
The centres are not-for-profit organisations that are independently owned and operated by their local community. Their services are available for all community members, whether resident or visitors, so find your nearest CRC whenever you are travelling in Western Australia at www.crc.net.au/Our-Network/Our-Centres/Pages/default.aspx