City of Hobart

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City of Hobart
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The City of Hobart (green) and Greater Hobart (teal)
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Flag of the City of Hobart
Coordinates 42°52′48″S 147°17′24″E / 42.88000°S 147.29000°E / -42.88000; 147.29000Coordinates: 42°52′48″S 147°17′24″E / 42.88000°S 147.29000°E / -42.88000; 147.29000
Population 48,703 (2011)[1]
 • Density 625.2/km2 (1,619/sq mi)
Established 1852 (1852)[2]
Area 77.9 km2 (30.1 sq mi)
Mayor Sue Hickey
Council seat Hobart
Region Central Hobart
State electorate(s) Denison
Federal Division(s) Denison
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Website City of Hobart
LGAs around City of Hobart:
Glenorchy Glenorchy Clarence
Glenorchy City of Hobart Clarence
Kingborough Kingborough Derwent River
Coat of Arms of the City of Hobart

The City of Hobart is a local government area of Tasmania, Australia. It is one of five local government areas covering the metropolitan area of the state capital, Hobart but covers only a small section of the cities 200,000 population. With 48,703 people[1] it is the third most populated council in Tasmania. The present municipal council was created in 1852 by act of parliament, and the city mayor raised to Lord Mayor in 1934.[3]


Hobart Town Hall

The City of Hobart is governed by the Hobart City Council, consisting of twelve aldermen headed by the Lord Mayor of Hobart. The present Lord Mayor is Sue Hickey. Aldermen are elected every four years.

Name Position[4] Party affiliation
Sue Hickey Lord Mayor/Alderman   Independent
Ron Christie Deputy Lord Mayor/Alderman   Independent
Marti Zucco Alderman   Independent
Jeff Briscoe Alderman   Independent
Eva Ruzicka Alderman   Independent
Peter Sexton Alderman   Independent
Helen Burnet Alderman   Greens Party
Phillip Cocker Alderman   Greens Party
Damon Thomas Alderman   Independent
Suzy Cooper Alderman   Independent
Anna Reynolds Alderman   Greens Party
Tanya Denison Alderman   Independent


The Hobart City Council estimates that on weekdays "close to 50% of the population of Greater Hobart would be in the City for working, shopping, education, personal business or leisure purposes".[5]

Major industries by employment:[5]

  • Health and Community Services 17%
  • Retail Trade 13%
  • Property and Business Services 12%
  • Government Administration 12%
  • Education 9%

The City has five major hospitals and fire, police, and emergency service headquarters.[5]


Mount Wellington and the River Derwent are major features of the natural environment of the City of Hobart. 61% of the area is bushland.[5]

Sister cities[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hobart (C) (LGA)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ Hobart City Council
  3. ^ "About Council". Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alderman - Hobart City". Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d Draft City of Hobart Planning Scheme 2009, Hobart City Council
  6. ^ a b Sister Cities. City of Hobart (2006). Retrieved on 24 December 2006.

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