Bell Bay, Tasmania

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Bell Bay
Facility information
Location George Town, Tasmania
Coordinates 41°07′50″S 146°51′33″E / 41.130444°S 146.859199°E / -41.130444; 146.859199
Land area 2,000 hectares (20 km2)
Annual TEU 47,690
Shipping information
No. of berths 7
Rail information
Rail lines Bell Bay Line
Rail gauge Narrow gauge
Road information
Street access East Tamar Highway
Truck types B-Double

Bell Bay is an industrial centre and port located on the eastern shore of the Tamar River, in northern Tasmania, Australia. It lies just south of George Town.


Bell Bay Post Office opened on 18 September 1951 and closed in 1973.[1]


It hosts an aluminium smelter,[2] manganese alloy smelter,[3] and a power station.


Bell Bay is connected by a 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge railway to the main line at Launceston.


  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Aluminium". 28 April 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "BHP Billiton - 404". Retrieved 19 December 2016. 

Coordinates: 41°07′00″S 146°52′00″E / 41.11667°S 146.86667°E / -41.11667; 146.86667