A Queenslander, 25, is in custody in a WA jail after he allegedly ripped off backpackers and stole a car.

A 25-year-old Cairns man has been charged in Western Australia for allegedly stealing from backpackers in Broome.

Police say the man approached groups of the travellers in the Kimberley town last week, offering them work at a remote station.

At least nine backpackers gave him money to buy them swags, boots and camping gear, which they did not receive.

It is also alleged the man stole a 2011 Hilux utility from Broome Motors.

The man has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle and stealing, WA Police said on Sunday.

He is in custody in Roebourne Regional Prison and is due to appear in the Karratha Magistrates Court on June 30.

WA Police are working with police in Queensland and the Northern Territory about other offences possibly committed by the man.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.