City of Devonport

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Devonport City Council
Map showing the Devonport local government area.
Coordinates 41°12′28″S 146°18′49″E / 41.2078°S 146.3137°E / -41.2078; 146.3137Coordinates: 41°12′28″S 146°18′49″E / 41.2078°S 146.3137°E / -41.2078; 146.3137
Population 24,696 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 221.9/km2 (575/sq mi)
Established 1 January 1907[2]
Area 116 km2 (44.8 sq mi)
Mayor Annette Rockliff
Council seat Devonport
Region Devonport and surrounds
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Devonport, Tasmania logo.png
Website Devonport City Council
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Map showing Devonport City LGA in Tasmania

Devonport City Council (or City of Devonport) is a local government body located in the city and surrounds of Devonport in northern Tasmania. The Devonport local government area is classified as urban and has a population of 24,696, which also encompasses Lillico, Tugrah and part of Spreyton.

History and attributes[edit]

The Devonport municipality was established on 1 January 1907, becoming a city council on 1 January 1981.[2][3] Devonport was proclaimed a city by Prince Charles of Wales on 21 April 1981, in a ceremony conducted on the Devonport Oval. The city moto is The City with Spirit, this gives reference to being the home base for the passenger ferry ships Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II.

Devonport is classified as urban, regional and small (URS) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[4]


Name Position[5] Party affiliation
Annette Rockliff Mayor/ Alderman   Independent
Charlie Emmerton Alderman   Independent
Grant Goodwin Alderman   Independent
Alison Jarman Alderman   Independent
Tammy Milne Alderman   Independent
Lynn Laycock Alderman   Independent
Jeff Matthews Alderman   Independent
Leon Perry Alderman   Independent


Suburb Census population 2016 Reason
Aberdeen 229
Ambleside 663
Devonport 13,759 Includes Highfield
Don 643
East Devonport 4,053 Includes Pardoe Downs, Rannoch, Pannorama Heights
Eugenana 203
Forthside 81
Highfield Incl. in Devonport
Lillico 25
Melrose 102
Miandetta 1,852
Pardoe Downs Incl. in East Devonport
Pannorama Heights Incl. in East Devonport
Quoiba 427
Rannoch Incl. in East Devonport
Spreyton 1,669
Stony Rise 643
Tugrah 366
Total 24,715
(19) Variance
Local government total 24,696 Gazetted Devonport Local Government Area

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Devonport (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Agency Details: Devonport Municipal Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Agency Details: Devonport City Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Mayor & Alderman – Devonport City". Devonport City Council. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  6. ^ Devonport City Council (28 October 2005). "City of Devonport" (PDF). Retrieved 26 July 2015.

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