Grassy, Tasmania

Grassy is a rural locality in the local government area (LGA) of King Island in the north-west and west LGA region of Tasmania. It is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of the town of Currie. The 2016 census provides a population of 139 for the state suburb of Grassy.[1] It was a tungsten mining town. Evidence of this can still be found in the small town. The highest population of Grassy was 767 in 1971.

Grassy is located in Tasmania
Coordinates40°03′S 144°03′E / 40.050°S 144.050°E / -40.050; 144.050Coordinates: 40°03′S 144°03′E / 40.050°S 144.050°E / -40.050; 144.050
Population139 (2016 census)[1]
Location25 km (16 mi) SE of Currie
LGA(s)King Island
RegionNorth-west and west
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal division(s)Braddon
Localities around Grassy:
Lymwood Yarra Creek Yarra Creek
Lymwood Grassy Bass Strait
Lymwood Lymwood Bass Strait


Grassy is a confirmed locality.[2]

Grassy Post Office first opened on 11 March 1918 and closed in 1991.[3]


The waters of Bass Strait form the eastern and south-eastern boundaries.[4]

Road infrastructureEdit

Route B25 (Grassy Road) provides access to the locality.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Grassy (Tas.)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Grassy". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 16 January 2021. Select “Search”, enter 14E, click “Search”, select row, map is displayed, click “Details”
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ Google (16 January 2021). "Grassy, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2021.