Tasman Council

Tasman Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the south-east of the state. Tasman is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 2,404,[1] the region covers both the Tasman and Forestier peninsulas, with Nubeena the principal town.

Tasman Council
Map showing the Tasman local government area.
Coordinates43°03′14″S 147°50′03″E / 43.0538°S 147.8342°E / -43.0538; 147.8342Coordinates: 43°03′14″S 147°50′03″E / 43.0538°S 147.8342°E / -43.0538; 147.8342
Population2,404 (2018)[1]
 • Density3.642/km2 (9.43/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area660 km2 (254.8 sq mi)[1]
MayorKelly Spaulding (since 2018)
Council seatNubeena
RegionSouth East Tasmania, Australia
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal division(s)Lyons
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WebsiteTasman Council
LGAs around Tasman Council:
Sorell Sorell Tasman Sea
Frederick Henry Bay Tasman Council Tasman Sea
Storm Bay Tasman Sea Tasman Sea
Map showing Tasman LGA in Tasmania

History and attributesEdit

The Tasman municipality was established on 1 January 1907.[2] Tasman is classified as rural, agricultural and medium (RAM) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

Port Arthur, Nubeena and Koonya are the main towns. The local government area contains the Tasman National Park and a large range of tourism sites including the former penal settlement of Port Arthur, now one of the eleven Australian Convict Sites listed on the World Heritage Register; Eaglehawk Neck and the Tessellated Pavement amongst many others.


Cape PillarCape RaoulDunalleyEaglehawk NeckFortescueHighcroftKoonyaMurdunnaNubeenaPort ArthurPremaydenaSaltwater RiverSloping MainStormleaTarannaWhite Beach


Current composition and election methodEdit

Tasman Council is composed of seven councillors elected using the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation as a single ward. All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor and deputy mayor are each directly elected for a four-year term. The mayor and deputy mayor must also be elected as councillors in order to hold office. Elections are normally held in October, with the next election due to be held in October 2018. Neither the Labor Party nor the Liberal Party endorse local government candidates in Tasmania.

The most recent election of councillors was held in October 2022, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 6
  Tasmanian Greens 1
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2022, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Rod Macdonald Independent Mayor
  Maria Stacey Independent Deputy mayor
  Angela Knott Tasmanian Greens
  Hannah Fielder Independent
  Kelly Spaulding Independent
  David Beard Independent
  Daniel Kelleher Independent

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Agency Details: Tasman Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Elected Members". Tasman Council. Tasman Council. Retrieved 1 August 2021.

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