Break O'Day Council

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Break O'Day Council
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Break O'Day Council
Coordinates 41°27′18″S 148°04′44″E / 41.45500°S 148.07889°E / -41.45500; 148.07889Coordinates: 41°27′18″S 148°04′44″E / 41.45500°S 148.07889°E / -41.45500; 148.07889
Population 6,469 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)
Area 3,525.8 km2 (1,361.3 sq mi)
Mayor Mick Tucker
Council seat St Helens
Region Northern east coast
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
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Website Break O'Day Council
LGAs around Break O'Day Council:
Dorset Dorset Tasman Sea
Launceston Break O'Day Council Tasman Sea
Northern Midlands Glamorgan Spring Bay Tasman Sea

The Break O'Day Council is a local government area of Tasmania, encompassing the northern part of the state's east coast.

Major towns in the area include St Helens, St Marys, Scamander, Beaumaris, Fingal, Mathinna and the valley of Pyengana. Break O'Day also has one of the state's highest waterfalls, St. Columba, with Halls Falls and Ralphs Falls nearby.

Break O'Day Council is one of the few places in Australia having above replacement fertility rate. The fertility rate was 2.35 in 2001 and 2.21 in 2006.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Break O'Day Council is composed of nine 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.[2] Neither the Australian Labor Party nor the Liberal Party of Australia endorse local government candidates in Tasmania.

The most recent election of Councillors was held over a two-week period from 14 October to 28 October 2014, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2014, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Mick Tucker Independent Mayor
  Hannah Rubenach Independent
  Glenn McGuinness Unaligned
  John McGiveron Unaligned Deputy Mayor
  Barry LeFevre Independent
  Margaret Osborne OAM Unaligned
  John Tucker Unaligned
  Kylie Wright Independent 1
  Janet Drummond Unaligned
^1 At the 2014 election, Timothy Warren was elected to Council. Following the regisnation of Warren on 7 January 2015, a recount was conducted on 20 January 2015. Kylie Wright was elected as councillor until the 2018 ordinary election.[4]


Suburb Census Population 2011 Reason
Mount William 0 Includes Eddystone
Eddystone Incl. in Mount William
Ansons Bay 371 Includes Weldborough, Pyengana, Goulds Country, Goshen, Lottah
Lottah Incl. in Ansons BAy
The Gardens Incl. in St. Helens
Binalong Bay 210
Akaroa 0
Stieglitz 643
Dianas Basin Incl in ST. Helens
Beaumaris 282
Scamander 719 Includes Upper Scamander
Upper Scamander Incl. in Scamander
Falmouth 195 Includes Four Mile Creek
Four Mile Creek Incl. in Falmouth
Chain of Lagoons Incl. in Gray
Seymour Incl. in Gray
Douglas River Incl. in Gray
Ormley Incl. in Mathinna
Tullochgorum Incl. in Mathinna
Fingal 366
Mount Nicholas Incl. in St. Mary's
Cornwall Incl. in St. Mary's
Cullenswood Incl. in St. Mary's
St. Mary's 800 Includes Mount Nichals, Cornwall, Cullenswood
Gray 141 Includes Chain of Lagoons, Douglas River
Mathinna 287 Includes Ormley, Tulluchgorum, Upper Esk, Mangana, Roses Tier, Frodsley
Upper Esk Incl. in Mathinna
Mangana Incl. in Mathinna
Roses Tier Incl. in Mathinna
Frodsley Incl. in Mathinna
Weldsborough Incl. in Ansons Bay
Pyengana Incl. in Ansons Bay
Goulds Country Incl. in Ansons Bay
Goshen Incl. in Ansons Bay
St. Helen's 2173 Includes Priory
Priory Incl. in St. Helen's
Total 6,187
7 Variance
Local Government Total 6,194 Gazetted Break O'Day Council Local Government Area


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Council: Elected Members". Your council. Break O'Day Council. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Break O'Day Council". Local Government Elections 2014. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Local Government Recounts: Break O'Day". Local Government Vacancies since the 2014 elections. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 29 May 2016. 

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