Exeter, Tasmania

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West Tamar Highway at Exeter
Exeter is located in Tasmania
Coordinates 41°17′59″S 146°57′11″E / 41.29972°S 146.95306°E / -41.29972; 146.95306Coordinates: 41°17′59″S 146°57′11″E / 41.29972°S 146.95306°E / -41.29972; 146.95306
Population 633 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 198/km2 (512/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 7275
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)[2]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) West Tamar Council
Federal Division(s) Lyons[3]

Exeter is a small town approximately 24 kilometres north of the city of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. At the 2016 census, Exeter had a population of 633.[1]

It is an important town agriculturally due to its positioning in the centre of a large rural area known for its orchards, dairy and beef cattle, fruit produce and sheep herds.


The Exeter Methodist Church is a timber building that was completed in 1861, being the oldest Methodist Church in Tasmania. Brady's Lookout is 5 km (3 mi) south of Exeter on the West Tamar Highway. It was used by the infamous bushranger Matthew Brady to identify potential victims below.


Exeter High School is a comprehensive secondary school located on Glen-Ard-Mohr Road.[5] It was established in 1985, following a reorganisation of the earlier Exeter District High School.[6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Exeter (L) (Tas.) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Exeter (L) (Tas.) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 11 December 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Lyons". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Bureau of Meteorology max
  5. ^ "Exeter High School", Department of Education (Tasmania), accessed 21 July 2008
  6. ^ "Exeter District High School", Archives Office of Tasmania, accessed 21 July 2008

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