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Local government areas of Tasmania

Map showing the 29 local government areas of Tasmania (border lines are approximate).

Councils of Tasmania are the 29 administrative districts of the Australian state of Tasmania. Local government areas (LGAs), more generally known as councils, are the tier of government responsible for the management of local duties such as road maintenance, town planning and waste management.

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Local government areasEdit

There are 29 local government areas of Tasmania:

Local government area Principal town Region Date
established
Land area Demographics Map
km2 sq mi Population
(2016)
Density
(per km2)
Classification
Break O'Day St Helens North-east 1993 3,525.8 1,361 6,104 1.7 Rural  
Brighton Brighton Hobart 1863 171.3 66 16,512 96.4 Urban  
Burnie Burnie North-west and west 1908 611.0 236 18,895 30.9 Urban  
Central Coast Ulverstone North-west and west 1993 933.1 360 21,362 22.9 Urban  
Central Highlands Hamilton Central 1993 7,982.4 3,082 2,141 0.3 Rural  
Circular Head Smithton North-west and west 1907 4,897.7 1,891 7,926 1.6 Rural  
Clarence Rosny Park Hobart 1860 378.0 146 54,819 145.0 Urban  
Derwent Valley New Norfolk South-east 1994 4,108.1 1,586 10,021 2.4 Rural  
Devonport Devonport North-west and west 1907 111.3 43 24,696 221.9 Urban  
Dorset Scottsdale North-east 1993 3,227.6 1,246 6,617 2.1 Rural  
Flinders Whitemark North-east 1907 1,996.6 771 906 0.5 Rural  
George Town George Town Launceston 1907 653.4 252 6,764 10.4 Rural  
Glamorgan-Spring Bay Triabunna South-east 1993 2,591.4 1,001 4,400 1.7 Rural  
Glenorchy Glenorchy Hobart 1864 121.1 47 46,253 381.9 Urban  
Hobart Hobart Hobart 1852 77.9 30 50,439 647.5 Urban  
Huon Valley Huonville South-east 1993 5,507.4 2,126 16,199 2.9 Rural  
Kentish Sheffield North-west and west 1907 1,156 446 6,128 5.3 Rural  
King Island Currie North-west and west 1907 1,095.8 423 1,585 1.4 Rural  
Kingborough Kingston Hobart 1907 720.1 278 35,853 49.8 Urban  
Latrobe Latrobe North-west and west 1907 550 212 10,699 19.5 Rural  
Launceston Launceston Launceston 1852 1,413.6 546 65,274 46.2 Urban  
Meander Valley Westbury Launceston 1993 3,330.3 1,286 19,282 5.8 Rural  
Northern Midlands Longford Central 1993 5,136.5 1,983 12,822 2.5 Rural  
Sorell Sorell South-east 1862 583.7 225 14,414 24.7 Rural  
Southern Midlands Oatlands Central 1993 2,615.4 1,010 6,043 2.3 Rural  
Tasman Nubeena South-east 1907 660.5 255 2,372 3.6 Rural  
Waratah-Wynyard Wynyard North-west and west 1993 3,531.0 1,363 13,578 3.8 Rural  
West Coast Zeehan North-west and west 1993 9,589.8 3,703 4,149 0.4 Rural  
West Tamar Beaconsfield Launceston 1993 691.1 267 23,718 34.3 Urban  

Towns and suburbs of councils areasEdit

 
Map of local government areas of Tasmania

The following is a list of councils areas grouped by region, and the major towns and suburbs within each LGA.

Hobart area councilsEdit

Greater Hobart contains six LGAs:

South-east area councilsEdit

The south-east area councils contains four LGAs:

North-east area councilsEdit

The north-east area councils contain three LGAs:

Launceston area councilsEdit

The Launceston area councils contain four LGAs:

North-west and west coast councilsEdit

The north-west and west coast councils contain nine LGAs:

Central councilsEdit

The Central councils contain three LGAs:

Former local government areasEdit

Tasmania has had a number of former local government areas. In 1907, the 149 road trusts or town boards (LGAs) of Tasmania were reduced by mergers and amalgamations to 53 LGAs. By the time of a large scale overhaul in 1993, 46 LGAs were reduced to the present-day 29.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Is Amalgamation a 'Silver Bullet'?" (PDF). lgat.tas.gov.au. Australia: Centre for Local Government, University of New England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2015.

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